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definitely my favorite bench,
This review is from: Ironmaster Super Bench Adjustable weight-lifting Bench (Misc.)Having owned several $200 plus benches, this is clearly my favorite. I would purchase it again without hesitation. I've used it for 6 months.
The plus side is the stability of the bench itself (not counting attachments). It's solid and easy to move around if need be. This is made considerably easier by the optional wheel attachment. Changing bench angle could not be easier and once set, it is solid. No wobble. No slop. Angle can be changed in 1-3 seconds. Two things to note (has been mentioned by other reviewers). The seat is very easy to attach and detach -- great design. It sits rather low though. I'm only 5' 10" and even I find it low (even at it's highest setting). The low seat positions are a function of the pivot design. It's a small issue that I don't consider a problem per se, but potential buyers should be aware of it. ALso the bench is not very wide. That's both a plus and perhaps a minus. The plus is that you'll not feel any hindrance of shoulder or back movement when in the incline or flat position. The negative is that you do actually have to use some stabilizing muscle effort to stay properly aligned on the bench especially if using dumbells as I do. I actually don't consider the narrow bench a problem, but again buyers should be aware of it. The covering and padding seem to be high quality and are certainly adequate for my needs.