Pro Power Multi Use Workout Bench £39.99 @ Argos
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Pro Power Multi Use Workout Bench £39.99 @ Argos

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Found 3rd Jan 2012
Was £54.99. Has mostly very good reviews on Argos.

Pro Power Multi Use Workout Bench.

This adjustable workout bench from Pro Power lets you target different muscle groups. Perform bench presses, leg extensions and more in the comfort of your own home in order to tone, shape and define muscles.

Horizontal gym.
Bench press.
Leg extension.
Back leg curl.
Maximum user weight 110kg (17st5lb).

General information:

Size H107, W56, D142cm.
Weight 16kg.
Packed flat.

Current selling price valid until 20/01/2012

There is another bench with Fly Attachment but it's £10 more (£49.99 was £64.99). If you want/need the fly then perhaps that would be a better deal. Info and link to that in first post below.

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Original Poster

Other bench with Fly attachment (£49.99 was £64.99):

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

http://www.homebase.co.uk/wcsstore/homebase/images/31-9283495A75UC900684M.jpg

Original Poster

For those that do not have an Argos but may have a Homebase near by, the same bench is available on the same deal with Homebase:

homebase.co.uk/web…457

Hope it helps.

iv been waiting out for a bench that just a palin bench with ability to change incline but this seems a good price

anybody got a review on this and whats the rrp

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I had this when I first started training. Honestly it was not the best bench ive ever bought. Its not sturdy you dont feel safe lifting anything above 10kg on this.

I wouldnt personally recommend it to anyone.

You'd be better with a proper utility bench and dumbbells.

A multi gym would be safer than this thing

hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2
Edited by: "dvhendo" 3rd Jan 2012

Original Poster

dvhendo

I had this when I first started training. Honestly it was not the best … I had this when I first started training. Honestly it was not the best bench ive ever bought. Its not sturdy you dont feel safe lifting anything above 10kg on this.I wouldnt personally recommend it to anyone.You'd be better with a proper utility bench and dumbbells.A multi gym would be safer than this thinghttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cheap-multigym-100-argos-1108160?page=2#post13304710


Thank you for the feedback dvhendo. The Multi Gym you're referring to is 60 quid more though.


Was thinking that, been looking at some sturdy york benches just simple strong with plenty of incline settings, think ill hold out n see what else crops up on here


dvhendo

I had this when I first started training. Honestly it was not the best … I had this when I first started training. Honestly it was not the best bench ive ever bought. Its not sturdy you dont feel safe lifting anything above 10kg on this.I wouldnt personally recommend it to anyone.You'd be better with a proper utility bench and dumbbells.A multi gym would be safer than this thinghttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cheap-multigym-100-argos-1108160?page=2#post13304710


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Blasphemous

Thank you for the feedback dvhendo. The Multi Gym you're referring to is … Thank you for the feedback dvhendo. The Multi Gym you're referring to is 60 quid more though.



This is true, honestly though this just doesnt feel safe, I used it once and then sold it to a female couple.

This bench is OK

jjbsports.com/gol…509

I had this one too - however having tried over 6 types and 2 multi gyms I have just given up and bought semi pro stuff as it was the best option for me.

The utility bench I have now is the Super Bench by Iron Master available from Valleyfitness - (only UK supplier of Ironmaster).

valleyfitness.co.uk/sup…nch

good quality bench wont let you down - you can lift upto 1000lbs on it. Granted its over £200 but its excellent.

Edited by: "dvhendo" 3rd Jan 2012

lesbian bodybuilders ?



dvhendo

This is true, honestly though this just doesnt feel safe, I used it once … This is true, honestly though this just doesnt feel safe, I used it once and then sold it to a female couple.


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Havince

lesbian bodybuilders ?



A female couple don't know about them being bodybuilders.
Edited by: "dvhendo" 3rd Jan 2012

dvhendo

This is true, honestly though this just doesnt feel safe, I used it once … This is true, honestly though this just doesnt feel safe, I used it once and then sold it to a female couple. 8)This bench is OKhttp://www.jjbsports.com/golds%20gym%20utility%20bench%20/benches/shop/fcp-product/8509I had this one too - however having tried over 6 types and 2 multi gyms I have just given up and bought semi pro stuff as it was the best option for me.The utility bench I have now is the Super Bench by Iron Master available from Valleyfitness - (only UK supplier of Ironmaster).http://www.valleyfitness.co.uk/super-benchgood quality bench wont let you down - you can lift upto 1000lbs on it. Granted its over £200 but its excellent.


I bet I can't...

Take dvhendo's advice, don't buy something like this, you'll be better off just doing floor presses until you can afford a decent bench that will handle at least a decent amount of weight. I only comment as I don't want people wasting money. I don't like it when people say it will be good for a beginner, as it won't, if you start a decent program this bench would be scary to use after a couple of months.

Best one I've seen for a decent price recently is this one at £89.99 plus delivery.

strengthshop.co.uk/red…tml

Original Poster

Thanks once again dvhendo.

onetwothree123, fctilidie, can either/both of you provide an exmaple of a rack or spotter/catchers to go with those benches?

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Cheap is not a good factor to consider when buying gym equipment. The first factor I would consider is safety.

Buying gym equipment is expensive, consider how often you will be using it, as the less infrequent you train, or for the more casual trainer - may be better suited to training within a gym.

Having access to a gym has many benefits beyond the main "safety concern" its often the most cost effective for your pocket too.

Gym training is alot safer with many of other people around to give advice and spot you should you come into difficulty when pressing any weight. I also find if you train in the gym you get better motivation and you learn alot.
Edited by: "dvhendo" 3rd Jan 2012

I have the Powertec Power Rack and have to say it's great, but it's not cheap at around £370 new. You can pick them up cheaper on ebay and buying these second hand isn't a bad thing as they really are built to last. I also have the Powertec bench but if I'm honest that's the one thing I would of probably bought differently if I could go back in time.

In my opinion you have to look at the bigger picture when it comes to buying equipment, if you're serious about lifting weights you're going to be doing it for the long term so there's no point buying cheap and then having to replace them as you get stronger. I've had mine for 2 years now so already saved a lot in gym fees. Although I've bought a lot more equipment since then too, but it will of paid for itself in a few years. You really can't explain how good it is to train at home with good equipment campared to been a gym and having to wait for your turn etc. But like dvhendo says if you're not in it for the long run and are more of a casual trainer you might be better off just going to a gym. Although even then I'd say train at home and just buy a book like Infinite Intensity or Never Gymless both by Ross Enamait. They will teach you how to get in great shape with little to no equipment.

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fctilidie

I have the Powertec Power Rack and have to say it's great, but it's not … I have the Powertec Power Rack and have to say it's great, but it's not cheap at around £370 new. You can pick them up cheaper on ebay and buying these second hand isn't a bad thing as they really are built to last. I also have the Powertec bench but if I'm honest that's the one thing I would of probably bought differently if I could go back in time. In my opinion you have to look at the bigger picture when it comes to buying equipment, if you're serious about lifting weights you're going to be doing it for the long term so there's no point buying cheap and then having to replace them as you get stronger. I've had mine for 2 years now so already saved a lot in gym fees. Although I've bought a lot more equipment since then too, but it will of paid for itself in a few years. You really can't explain how good it is to train at home with good equipment campared to been a gym and having to wait for your turn etc. But like dvhendo says if you're not in it for the long run and are more of a casual trainer you might be better off just going to a gym. Although even then I'd say train at home and just buy a book like Infinite Intensity or Never Gymless both by Ross Enamait. They will teach you how to get in great shape with little to no equipment.



Lots of help on bodybuilding.com forums for training too.

Got a gym for £10 a month (basically no pool etc) so not in desperate need of a bench as got the decent weights from amazon few week ago, just wantr a bench to do an hour here n there or when dont feel like going

like the look of that york bench on the link (the 2nd one) havnt got that cash at the moment tho :-(
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