I decided recently to get back in shape. I changed my diet, and began an exercise program. I looked into buying a Bowflex home gym, but decided against it after trying out one in a retail outlet. Instead I chose the Bowflex SelechTech dumbells and this bench. I'm very happy with my choice.
The bench itself if very well built, comparable to what you find in expensive gyms. I chose the 3.1 over the 5.1 because I required an adjustable bench, and the four positions provided with the 3.1 were plenty. No regrets there. Another nice feature of this bench is the foot rest. I use this for sit ups on the bench, and it works very well.
It took me about 45 minutes to assemble. The directions were easy to understand. It's a great combination with the Bowflex SelecTech dumbells, allowing for a very complete home workout. Be careful on price, however, as local retailers often offer these items at a discount. I purchased the 3.1 Bowflex bench at about 65% of the price now displayed on Amazon (with tax, unfortunately, but without the shipping costs). If you decide to buy on Amazon, wait until it's offered at a discount, or Amazon decides to cover shipping costs.
All in all, a great addition to the home gym. Highly recommended.
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