Ironmaster Super Bench Review

Ironmaster Super Bench Review

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When you want to set up a gym at home, one absolute essential piece of equipment you simply have to have is a sturdy weight bench. To get the most from your workouts you should always opt for a heavy duty adjustable weight bench if possible (flat/incline/decline/upright) so you can target each muscle group effectively. The Ironmaster Super Bench Adjustable weight-lifting Bench is one of those weight benches, but it’s also a lot more. Find out more in my Ironmaster super bench review below….

 

My Review of the Ironmaster Super Bench

Below I’ve included the features in bold as Ironmaster describes them, and below them you’ll be able to read my view on each point.

  • 11 lock out angles: Inclines, Declines, Flat and Upright. 0, 5,10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 85 degrees – Having all these angles to choose from doesn’t make much sense to me. Okay, so varying angles obviously are essential for performing incline, decline, flat and upright exercises, but other than those positions I don’t think the additional angles are necessary, they just make things more complicated than they have to be.
  • 1000 lb rated, 11 & 12 gauge super strong steel frame. (600 lb rated for incline/upright positions.) – Unless you’re a very serious weight lifter, you won’t come close to the maximum weight for the Ironmaster super bench in any of the positions. The guys at Ironmaster are very confident in the build quality of this weight bench, and as such they have included a 10 year warranty.
  • 44” x 10” x 3” thick commercial grade pad and stitched vinyl upholstery. Very comfortable. New style pads have 1″ radius corners – Unlike most other weight benches that have 2 seperate pads, the Ironmaster super bench has 1 solid flat pad. As with most benches that have 2 separate pads you inevitably get a space between the pads, when in a flat position it’s the worst, sometimes your backside sinks down between the pads.
  • Ultra stable strong platform in all positions yet is easy to lift and move. Does not need wheels. 20” flat bench height. 18.75″ x 41″ footprint. – The bench hardly takes up space and is light at 64lbs so it’s very easy to move around. The legs are just 18.75″ wide, not a problem for usual bench exercises, but it can be pretty unstable when you’re using the chin up attachment. If I were Ironmaster I’d add at least a couple inches either side to make it more stable. Other than the chin up attachment it’s very solid.
  • The 3 position incline seat is narrower than the backrest pad so it does not cut into the inside of your legs and you can move the seat up or down for optimum comfort. Incline seat follows backrest pad at any angle so it will always be perpendicular unlike other benches where the seat can have a shallow angle allowing the user to slide off.
  • Unique adjustment ring with foot lever adjust operates from both sides and locks up tight! Patented design. – Nice idea, very easy to use, and very sturdy in any position.
  • Accepts a growing list of optional attachments like the Crunch Sit-up, Dip Bar Handles and Chin Up Bar. – The current attachments include; crunch attachment, leg extension, pull up, dip station, preacher curl, wheel kit, spotter stand, cable tower, and barbell adaptor.

 

Overall

Over the years I’ve used almost every kind of weight bench there is, and none have come close to the Ironmaster super bench. At first glance it doesn’t look like much, but don’t let that fool you. Under the plain exterior is a monster waiting to be awakened. With just a few additional attachments you can build an almost completely functional home gym. How many weight benches can say that?! Ok, you may be thinking, “that’s all well and good, but I’m looking for a simple weight bench Wes, does this stack up or what?” Yeah, I can quite honestly say it’s the best weight bench I’ve ever used, and that’s without any of the attachments.

Overall, Ironmaster have created a quality weight bench that doesn’t cut any corners in terms of durability, function, or construction. It’s also comfortable to use and it’s very easy to switch between workout angles. If you need a weight bench that does everything you need and more then the Ironmaster Super Bench is 100% for you!

One Comment

  1. Very well put together, should have no problem with this for years! Great bargain, can perform a crazy amount of exercises. It says it comes fully assembled but you have to attach the feet – not a massive problem though as it only took me 2 mins. Ironmaster say the bench has a decline option but this is slightly misleading as you need to purchase the crunch attachment to be able to get stay in the decline position. I was debating whether or not to buy that attachment anyway, but it seems now I have no choice.Overall I’m happy with my purchase and would recommend it to everyone looking for an adjustable weight bench.

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