Weight benches play a crucial part in any weight training program. By utilizing a weight bench in your strength training workouts, you’re abloe to train at any angle, focus on almost any muscle and aid in reducing the risk of injury. And an Olympic Weight Bench is a reliable piece of equipment that have few moving parts and thus a low maintenance requirement.
What is the difference between a standard bench and an Olympic Weight Bench?
The standard bench is much older design than an Olympic bench, and is lighter in weight. The Olympic bench uses Olympic sized bars; the end-points of the bars are designed to revolve freely. An Olympic weight bench are made of high quality steel combinations to handle the additional stress from extreme weights. If you’re a beginner to using a weight bench, the smaller & lighter standard bench may seem to be a good bench to start with. But, as your strength levels increase, you’ll more than likely find that a standard bench no longer is sufficient for your lifting needs. So, if you plan on sticking with a strength training program, you may want to start with an Olympic Weight Bench. This way, you won’t need to upgrade your bench later.
Why should I use an Olympic Bench?
Olympic Benches are a popular option for a few reasons. They have a built in racking system, which tends to be safer than just using a bench and squat stand together and secondly, they remove the need for people to place benches in power or half racks and designate space for the various bench press variations.
The Olympic bench is typically wider and longer than the standard bench. One enormous advantage of the Olympic bench is that it can accommodate strong lifters. The Olympic barbell usually weighs 45lb and measures 7 feet long and the range of the weight bench falls between 2.5lb to 45lb. The Olympic bars can load weights of up-to 1,500 pounds. The Olympic bench can support extremely heavy lifters, same as the uprights, which can tolerate more weight pressures. The olympic barbell is mechanically design in a manner that makes it difficult to tip over in case the weights are not in balance.
At Fitness 4 Home Superstore, we carry a variety of Olympic Weight Benches to fit both your budget, as well as your training needs. Stop into any of our three Phoenix locations to learn about our entire Olympic Weight Bench selection!