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Which is the one piece of equipment you can find in every gym or workout space in the world? Exactly, the Fitness Bench! It’s the base tool for every workout space! A gym without a bench, is just incomplete.

With a good quality bench and a set of dumbbells, you can train every muscle in your body. Understanding these basics, you know why the correct choice of your fitness bench is so important. 

So, how do you get started with finding the right bench? There’s an extremely large choice in benches, in so many different price levels. Our Body-Solid product range alone, contains 15 different ones. Your first concern should be your own personal safety. The second concern is comfort. To help you make the right choice, we did some comparison work for you.

What to look for in the best Body-Solid workout bench?
There are many different aspects to a workout bench that you need to take into account, some more important than others.

  1. If your goal is to bring your fitness level to the next stage, comfortable pads are essential, so you can train comfortably.
  2. Assuming you’ll want to use your bench for many years, look for a well-constructed, sturdy model. Make sure it can hold your weight, and the weight you’ll be lifting. Make sure to take into account that you’ll make progress and gain muscle mass and power along the way, increasing the weight on the bench.
  3. Also make sure to check the available space to train, so you can get a bench that fits and allows you to perform all the exercises you want to do.
  4. How many positions do you need? Based on the exercises you do, you can choose between a Flat Bench (GFB350), an Flat-Incline Bench (GFI21) or a bench that allows Flat, Incline and Decline movements. TIP: When buying a multi-functional bench, make sure the seat and the back rest can easily be adjusted with a pop pin. Some benches need you to unscrew a bolt before being able to adjust it, which I time consuming and actually quite annoying.
  5. Finally, let’s talk options. Do you want to combine your bench with a leg developer so you can train your leg muscles at home? No problem! We have several benches that can hold this option. And to make your bench complete, you can even add a preacher curl option to many of our models.

If storage space is an issue, we can advise you to have a look at the PFID125 for standard workouts, or the GFID225 for the more serious work. Both benches are easily folded or set up in a matter of seconds (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U77M7uPg2cs) and allow you to set them in flat, incline and decline positions.

If you are taller than 180 cm , we recommend opting for one of our taller benches (GFID71) so you can be sure that you’ll be able to do every exercise with a complete range of motion, to get the most out of your workout.  

When using your bench in combination with a squat- or power rack, it might be handy to have a set of transport wheels on your bench. This way your bench will easily move into and out of your rack, without damaging your floor.

We’d like to finish with one last word on safety: In our many years in the business, we’ve seen some serious accidents with benches that couldn’t hold the load because they were too light or badly made. Do make sure to buy quality equipment when looking for a fitness bench. We at Body-Solid guarantee our products are made in certified ISO9001 tested factories and all of our products passed the vigorous CE - EN957 testing. We have strong faith in our products, that’s why all Body-Solid and Powerline weight benches are backed up by a LIFETIME WARRANTY, no discussion. Period.

What is your budget ?
If you only use your workout bench a few times a month there is no reason to spend 300 Euro on a bench.  You can already achieve great results with our Powerline PFID130 bench. To offer you the best choice, we made a compilation of all our models where you can see all sizes, dimensions, weight caps and other details.   

If you are a beginner and you want to work-out X times a week: We advise Bestfitness BFFID10 or PFID130
If you need a foldable, easy-to-store bench : We advise the PFID125 or the GFID225
If you only need a flat fitness bench :  We advise the GFB350
If you are intermediate and you work-out 4 times or more every week:  We advise the GFID31GFI21 or FID46
If you are an experienced user or a light commercial facility: We advise the GFID71 or SFID325

 

 

REFERENCE BFFID10 FID46 GFI21 GST20
MAX. WEIGHT CAPACITY 150 kg 300 kg 400 g 300 kg
WARRANTY Bestfitness 3 Year Light Commercial Light Commercial Light Commercial
TUBING THICKNESS 5 cm x 7,5 cm / 3,0 mm Ø7,5 cm / 3,0 mm 5 cm x 7,5 cm / 3,0 mm 5 cm x 7,5 cm / 3,0 mm
BACK PAD ADJUSTMENT 5 9 9 0
SEAT ADJUSTMENT 0 Sync to Back Pad 4 0
ADJUSTMENT STYLE Ladder Pull Pin Pull Pin N/A
LEG HOLDER No Yes No No
TRANSPORT WHEELS No Yes Yes No
DECLINE -10° -20° N/A N/A
FOLDING Yes No No No
PAD HEIGHT 45 cm 57 cm 44 cm 43 cm
BACK PAD WIDTH 24 cm 25 cm 24 cm N/A
PAD THICKNESS 4.5 cm 7 cm 6.5 cm N/A
ASSEMBLY REQUIRED No Yes Yes Yes
DIMENSIONS ASSEMBLED L 139 x W 46 x H 43 cm L 190 x W 71 x H 79 cm L 127 x W 58 x H 44 cm L 73 x W 68 x H 86 cm
DIMENSIONS FOLDED L 139 x W 46 x H 25 cm N/A N/A N/A
WEIGHT 20 kg 56 kg 28 kg 18 kg
OPTIONS BFPL10 N/A N/A N/A
YOUTUBE Video BFFID10 Video FID46 Video GFI21 Video GST20
WEBSITE BFFID10 FID46 GFI21 GST20
SUGGESTED RETAIL €225.00 €395.00 €289.00 €179.00

 

 

PFID125 PFID130 GFB350 GFID31>
REFERENCE PFID125 PFID130 GFB350 GFID31
MAX. WEIGHT CAPACITY 250 kg 250 kg 500 g 400 kg
WARRANTY Powerline 10 Year Powerline 10 Year Light Commercial In-Home Lifetime
TUBING THICKNESS 5 cm x 5 cm / 2,7 mm 5 cm x 5 cm / 2,7 mm 5 cm x 7,5 cm / 3,0 mm 5 cm x 7,5 cm / 3,0 mm
BACK PAD ADJUSTMENT 7 4 0 6
SEAT ADJUSTMENT 0 3 0 6
ADJUSTMENT STYLE Ladder Ladder N/A Ladder
LEG HOLD DOWN No Yes No Yes
TRANSPORT WHEELS Yes No Yes Yes
DECLINE -18° -23° N/A -20°
FOLDING Yes No No No
PAD HEIGHT 45 cm 52 cm 48 cm 55 cm
BACK PAD WIDTH 25 cm 24 cm 24 cm 24 cm
PAD THICKNESS 5 cm 3.8 cm 6.5 cm 5 cm
ASSEMBLY REQUIRED No Yes Yes Yes
DIMENSIONS ASSEMBLED L 145 x W 40 x H 45 cm L 127 x W 66 x H 53 cm L 127 x W 58 x H 48 cm L 137 x W 68 x H 56 cm
DIMENSIONS FOLDED L 145 x W 40 x H 23 cm N/A N/A N/A
WEIGHT 19 kg 19 kg 20 kg 28 kg
OPTIONS N/A GLDA1 - GPCA1 N/A GLDA1 - GPCA
YOUTUBE Video PFID125 Video PFID130 Video GFB350 Video GFID31
WEBSITE PFID125 PFID130 GFB350 GFID31
SUGGESTED RETAIL €199.00 €215.00 €179.00 €299.00

 

 

GFID71 GFID100 GFID225 SFID325
REFERENCE GFID71 GFID100 GFID225 SFID325
MAX. WEIGHT CAPACITY 400 kg 300 kg 300 g 500 kg
WARRANTY Light Commercial Light Commercial Light Commercial Full commercieel
TUBING THICKNESS 5 cm x 7,5 cm / 3,0 mm Ø7,5 cm / 3,0 mm 5 cm x 7,5 cm / 3,0 mm 5 cm x 7,5 cm / 3,0 mm
BACK PAD ADJUSTMENT 6 6 7 6
SEAT ADJUSTMENT 7 4 0 3
ADJUSTMENT STYLE Ladder Ladder Ladder Ladder
LEG HOLD DOWN Yes Yes No No
TRANSPORT WHEELS Yes Yes Yes Yes
DECLINE -15° -18° -15° -18°
FOLDING No No Yes No
PAD HEIGHT 50 cm 49 cm 47 cm 45 cm
BACK PAD WIDTH 25 cm 25 cm 24 cm 30 cm
PAD THICKNESS 7 cm 6.5 cm 6.5 cm 7 cm
ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Yes Yes No Yes
DIMENSIONS ASSEMBLED L 177 x W 71 x H 58 cm L 168 x W 71 x H 48 cm L 155 x W 46 x H 48 cm L 146 x W 65 x H 46 cm
DIMENSIONS FOLDED N/A N/A L 144 x W 46 x H 23 cm N/A
WEIGHT 46 kg 26 kg 28 kg 34 kg
OPTIONS GLDA3 - GPCA1 - GLRA8 GLDA3 - GPCA N/A N/A
YOUTUBE Video GFID71 Video GFID100 Video GFID225 Video SFID325
WEBSITE GFID71 GFID100 GFID225 SFID325
SUGGESTED RETAIL €399.00 €250.00 €239.00 €475.00
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