on June 22, 2007
This bench has a huge "lumbar support" which makes bench pressing feel awkward. It is horribly designed. I rested upon it in the store and couldn't believe how uncomfortable it felt, and how much pressure it placed upon my back.
Avoid any Marcy products with the bench lump.
on July 21, 2008
Bought this for my son who wanted to start weight training. It wasn't a luxury item so we didn't want to spend much. We certainly got our money's worth and more!
We tried looking at many sporting goods stores and some of the benches looked cheap or the bar wasn't this or that. This bench is STURDY, the bars, the weight lock up, etc...my son has had this over a year now and still uses it. We've added weights to it and it stores well.
Doesn't take up much room either. Great item for the price!! Even better for the price.