Gorilla Sports Weight Bench with Adjustable Barbell Rack £54.67 @ Amazon.co.uk
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Gorilla Sports Weight Bench with Adjustable Barbell Rack £54.67 @ Amazon.co.uk

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Found 13th Apr 2015
It doesn't come with a bar or weights.
Usually about £70.

Maximum load: 200Kg

51 Comments

Gorilla Sports is a go, so where are the deals for Monkey Tennis?

Original Poster

LoRdPlOps111

Gorilla Sports is a go, so where are the deals for Monkey Tennis?



Go to Sports Direct.

As far as I can tell this bench comes under numerous brand names. I bought this from Jago24 about 6 months ago.Its a good solid bench for a foldable. I currently use 80kgs with no wobble on the bench & I also weigh 16 stone.It can be had from £38 depending on your seller.
amazon.co.uk/TNP…BSU
Edited by: "rhinopaul" 13th Apr 2015

Original Poster

rhinopaul

As far as I can tell this bench comes under numerous brand names. I … As far as I can tell this bench comes under numerous brand names. I bought this from Jago24 about 6 months ago.Its a good solid bench for a foldable. I currently use 80kgs with no wobble on the bench & I also weigh 16 stone.It can be had from £38 depending on your seller.http://www.amazon.co.uk/TNP-Accessories-Weight-Bench-XQBH-9/dp/B005Q64BSU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428938326&sr=8-1&keywords=B005Q64BSU



80kg bench press? Congratulations

rev6

80kg bench press? Congratulations


Dont say that or people will take it the wrong way. I'm just trying to show how sturdy the bench is .

Looks insanely tight. I bought the one at argos for 50 which came with a barbell and 30kg. It wasn't the best but was ok for the price

rhinopaul

Dont say that or people will take it the wrong way. I'm just trying to … Dont say that or people will take it the wrong way. I'm just trying to show how sturdy the bench is .



Dumbells or barbell? (Think I've gone and done it now!)

Looks a decent enough bench. The trouble with this type of bench design is that if the rack is too narrow for your shoulders, they will be significantly out of line with the bar, and unracking a heavy bar will put your shoulder joints into a nasty position. This looks like it might be ok for some, but bear this in mind.

Great for all the meat heads that love to pump the iron (_;)

notos

Looks a decent enough bench. The trouble with this type of bench design … Looks a decent enough bench. The trouble with this type of bench design is that if the rack is too narrow for your shoulders, they will be significantly out of line with the bar, and unracking a heavy bar will put your shoulder joints into a nasty position. This looks like it might be ok for some, but bear this in mind.



I think it's best for those with wide shoulders should buy the racks that are sold separately instead of being fixed to a bench. Something like this That way you can adjust the width of the rack.

Nk74

Great for all the meat heads that love to pump the iron (_;)



and the ladies. No er I don't mean the meat heads love to pump the ladies, well maybe they do, they definitely do I'm sure, however I meant the ladies can have a go at lifting the weights too, they might like pumping with the guys as well. Look I'm just trying to keep everyone happy here, so I think that's clear then. Shouldn't have commented knew I shouldn't :\

Only really good if you workout with someone else to spot eachother, otherwise I seriously recommend that you invest in a squat cage for the safety bars. These kind of benches are extremely dangerous if you workout alone, lift one too many reps and it could be game over.

YEAHHHHHH!! yeahhh woooooo ROIDS!

i bet i could bench press your mum

fishmaster

and the ladies. No er I don't mean the meat heads love to pump the … and the ladies. No er I don't mean the meat heads love to pump the ladies, well maybe they do, they definitely do I'm sure, however I meant the ladies can have a go at lifting the weights too, they might like pumping with the guys as well. Look I'm just trying to keep everyone happy here, so I think that's clear then. Shouldn't have commented knew I shouldn't :\



I think that's quite enough pumping for one day.

rhinopaul

Dont say that or people will take it the wrong way. I'm just trying to … Dont say that or people will take it the wrong way. I'm just trying to show how sturdy the bench is .

80kg bench is pretty poor @ 16 stone anyway.

Original Poster

hukdbargain

80kg bench is pretty poor @ 16 stone anyway.



You don't know how many reps he can do.

That looks superb quality... Love one of these with a leg curl attachment.

This is a great bench for the money. I have it and it's plenty wide enough. It looks narrower in the picture than it is.

The picture on Amazon is incorrectly assembled with the safety catchers facing the rear under the dip handles. They should be facing the other way, so if you can't make it back to the top of the stand you can drop it into the catcher and slide out.
Edited by: "paulgee31" 13th Apr 2015

beltabry

Only really good if you workout with someone else to spot eachother, … Only really good if you workout with someone else to spot eachother, otherwise I seriously recommend that you invest in a squat cage for the safety bars. These kind of benches are extremely dangerous if you workout alone, lift one too many reps and it could be game over.


Nonsense.

rev6

You don't know how many reps he can do.




People never quote reps on teh internetzzz?
Do you even lift?

...sorry

Original Poster

robo989

People never quote reps on teh internetzzz?Do you even lift?...sorry



hwangeruk

Nonsense.



The perceived and real danger with budget bench is that the hands are placed on the outside of the bar support as opposed to the inside on a "proper" one, taking away all of the potential for being overwhelmed and doing something stupid when lifting a weight higher than you're comfortable with along with the obvious comfort factor.

hwangeruk

Nonsense.


Explain how that is nonsense?

rev6



Someone had to start

Looks preetty chunky, hot from me.

Can anybody recommend a barbell and weight set for this? Cheaper the better but I would like a 1 piece barbell.

Original Poster

jdrob123

Can anybody recommend a barbell and weight set for this? Cheaper the … Can anybody recommend a barbell and weight set for this? Cheaper the better but I would like a 1 piece barbell.



Bar (7ft):
amazon.co.uk/TNP…1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428948865&sr=8-1&keywords=olympic+bar

Weights:
amazon.co.uk/Yor…hts

Way too narrow to use with a barbell for bench presses.. I think it could cause serious injury... especially lifting any half decent amount of weight... I suppose OK for sit-ups and pull-ups. Better to be safe then sorry... instead saving a few quid.

beltabry

Explain how that is nonsense?



Because you're basically saying they are extremely dangerous for people who choose to put them self at unnecessary risk. If you workout alone, you never lock the weights on the bar with collars and you lift sensibly. If you do happen to find yourself in a situation where you can' t rack the bar to the starting position then you can tilt the bar to one side and the weights will slide off. The only real danger is if you somehow Ltd the bar on your neck but this should never happen and does not mean these benches are extremely dangerous. You're giving false information to people who may be interested. Be sensible, lift sensible, be safe.

Actually, advising people to use a cage to bench press is potentially more dangerous. You'd have to set the height of the bar depending on the location of the holes in the cage, which means range of motion will be limited or the safety bars would be below the height of your chest so if you did fail a rep, you'd potentially be trapped/crushed under the weight of the bar and there would be no escape since you can't tilt the bar to lighten one side.

It's fine for bench presses, had this for over a year used 3 times a week.

Ilike2buy

Way too narrow to use with a barbell for bench presses.. I think it could … Way too narrow to use with a barbell for bench presses.. I think it could cause serious injury... especially lifting any half decent amount of weight... I suppose OK for sit-ups and pull-ups. Better to be safe then sorry... instead saving a few quid.

paulgee31

It's fine for bench presses, had this for over a year used 3 times a week.



What length of a bar do you use on it?

Weights/benches belong in the gym not in the average home. Gym memberships are cheap and that's where equipment belongs.

Tear a pec muscle doing a rep? you're on your own.
Arm lockout during that last rep? you've got 'X' KG of weight now dropped on your chest/neck/skull.
Using spring collars? you're trapped under the weight if you drop the bar.
Not using spring collars? you're risking throwing the bar/weights around your house when things go wrong which could cause damage.
Most importantly, planning on using this at home? you'll soon come to the realisation that your room will get very hot very quick, it's not air conditioned like the gym. Opening the window will slowly help if it's particularly cold outside.
Moving plates around can be very noisy (dependant on the design) and why take up all that space in your house for about three one hour sessions a week?

Think this one through before diving in. Been there, done it, regret it.

But I hate going to the gym and most of the people there tbh, so this sounds ideal!
(Other than the lack of a leg curl attachment, as previously mentioned.)

Makes me wonder how people managed to train in their homes before the age of H&S. Can't people just train with a little caution and common sense? Indeed, leave the 1RM for the gym

JamesClark1991

Weights/benches belong in the gym not in the average home. Gym … Weights/benches belong in the gym not in the average home. Gym memberships are cheap and that's where equipment belongs.Tear a pec muscle doing a rep? you're on your own.Arm lockout during that last rep? you've got 'X' KG of weight now dropped on your chest/neck/skull.Using spring collars? you're trapped under the weight if you drop the bar.Not using spring collars? you're risking throwing the bar/weights around your house when things go wrong which could cause damage.Most importantly, planning on using this at home? you'll soon come to the realisation that your room will get very hot very quick, it's not air conditioned like the gym. Opening the window will slowly help if it's particularly cold outside.Moving plates around can be very noisy (dependant on the design) and why take up all that space in your house for about three one hour sessions a week?Think this one through before diving in. Been there, done it, regret it.



Tell the world record powerlifters who train at home that. Knowing how to roll the bar off your body without hurting yourself is a skill. I've unfortunately had the opportunity to do it with a considerable amount more than my bodyweight without hurting myself.

JamesClark1991

Weights/benches belong in the gym not in the average home. Gym … Weights/benches belong in the gym not in the average home. Gym memberships are cheap and that's where equipment belongs.Tear a pec muscle doing a rep? you're on your own.Arm lockout during that last rep? you've got 'X' KG of weight now dropped on your chest/neck/skull.Using spring collars? you're trapped under the weight if you drop the bar.Not using spring collars? you're risking throwing the bar/weights around your house when things go wrong which could cause damage.Most importantly, planning on using this at home? you'll soon come to the realisation that your room will get very hot very quick, it's not air conditioned like the gym. Opening the window will slowly help if it's particularly cold outside.Moving plates around can be very noisy (dependant on the design) and why take up all that space in your house for about three one hour sessions a week?Think this one through before diving in. Been there, done it, regret it.



I advise people to take your list of reasons with a pinch of salt to be honest. I bought a bench and weights 10 years ago and used them regularly when it was all set up in my room. It got me in pretty good shape and was the reason I joined a gym and took it seriously. Before that I had never fancied joining a gym because I didn't want to feel like the skinny new kid who didn't know what he was doing and as silly as that sounds, a lot of people feel that way. Some people including myself would rather start off at home and I would never advise against it. You're spouting off reasons against it as if everyone is going to be setting it up in their living room on the brand new oak flooring, pushing themselves beyond their abilities each time and going for a 1rm with 120kg above their head. People have spare rooms, garages, even sheds. Get too hot? Turn on a fan if an open window isn't enough. As for the potential injuries you mention - it's a risk that people take every day, like they do with driving a car, crossing a road etc etc. It's not hard to be sensible and you certainly don't nee a commercial gym to stay safe. In 10 years of lifting I've never had any serious injuries or any close calls where I could have been seriously injured and it's because I'm sensible.
Edited by: "MrBThatsMe" 13th Apr 2015

Original Poster

The main positive of having a spotter when doing bench presses is that you can push yourself that much further knowing if you do fail mid-rep there's someone to help out. At home, you don't do that, and if you do you're an idiot.

Great bit of kit to dismantle after a few weeks of not using and then store in the shed for twenty years as it doesn't take up much space.

beltabry

Only really good if you workout with someone else to spot eachother, … Only really good if you workout with someone else to spot eachother, otherwise I seriously recommend that you invest in a squat cage for the safety bars. These kind of benches are extremely dangerous if you workout alone, lift one too many reps and it could be game over.


Just don't put the collars on.If you get stuck just role out to either side.Done this a few times and have no problem .Just keep in mind you need space either side of the bar.
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