Star Shaper KW281 Weights Bench @ ASDA for £39.95 delivered. Let me know if you can find cheaper
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Star Shaper KW281 Weights Bench @ ASDA for £39.95 delivered. Let me know if you can find cheaper

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Found 17th Jul 2011
The KW281 is a fully loaded weights bench to work all the major muscle groups. The flat to incline bench allows you to target different areas of the upper body and the leg curl and extension works-out the lower body. Both the bench and rollers are padded for comfort, the wide base means maximum stability and safety. When not in use the bench folds compactly at 90� for easy storage.

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+ £4.95 delivery charge. Would love to know if anyone has one and their opinion.

Original Poster

Yeah me too. im after a bench.
Im after one around same price but bench only

Put the price in the title for us lowly text users please

Seems a good price. Had no idea what they meant by fully loaded so had to google it (as you can tell not someone that does more than a few situps once a day).

Here's the bit which concerns me:

"Maximum User Weight - 100 kg"

So is that just the user's body or his body plus weights? If it's the latter, this bench won't hold much.

hmm it says max user weight 100kg... but what about user +60kg.. that will be well over this max weight on spec..??? Im looking for a bench too... was looking at argos for double this price but branded ones.. hmmmm

Covert Recon

Here's the bit which concerns me:"Maximum User Weight - 100 kg"So is that … Here's the bit which concerns me:"Maximum User Weight - 100 kg"So is that just the user's body or his body plus weights? If it's the latter, this bench won't hold much.




I believe it will be users body weight only unless its made out of cardboard :P

Covert Recon

Here's the bit which concerns me:"Maximum User Weight - 100 kg"So is that … Here's the bit which concerns me:"Maximum User Weight - 100 kg"So is that just the user's body or his body plus weights? If it's the latter, this bench won't hold much.



The bench wouldn't be fir for purpose if it was both. This will be the user's weight.

Edit: Looks a great buy for the money. Definately hot from me but no doubt the so called pros will be on shortly saying it's a load of rubbish. I've seen guys bench pressing plenty of weight on very similar looking benches to this and lets just say the bench has never collapsed or caved in! Just make sure to regularly check the screws are tight and it'll be fine.

Edited by: "Mikey1610" 17th Jul 2011

In the park behind my house! Free and there are other choices to spoil yourself with!

Open, fresh air as well!

Original Poster

its user weight but hold extra on top

I've had 1 of these, Very small, Everything was to close together. I took it back and bought a bigger bench.

wheres the best place to buy dumbars, bells and weights?

looks identical to the Golds Gym one I have except for the colours, I mean EXACTLY the same. Only difference apart from the colour is that this is half the price.

how can they say max user weight when they dont know the actual weight you are liftng too. ?? doesn't make sense to me, surely it should be a max total weight?
Edited by: "rdtorres" 17th Jul 2011

so someone weighing 101kg can't bench 5 kg but someone weighing 95kg can bench 80kg???? haha

from the review:

Age:55+
Recommended as a gift:Yes
Will buy more from ASDA Direct as needs arise.Thankyou.


oO

Great find - thank you

MichaelJ85

wheres the best place to buy dumbars, bells and weights?



If you are any where near a 'Decathlon' check them out as I buy 90% of all the families sports equipment from them. Great value and top notch own brand gear.

Honestly though, This would suit a 16 year old

in my opinion you would be better off getting one with pins so you can rack the bar if you get stuck, also the fly and leg extension attachments are a waste of time...or you could get a simple bench and use it under a squat rack which is better in the long run

Got it few m-ths bac from milton keynes branch for 25 quid...still sitting in the box

rdtorres

so someone weighing 101kg can't bench 5 kg but someone weighing 95kg can … so someone weighing 101kg can't bench 5 kg but someone weighing 95kg can bench 80kg???? haha


The max user weight concerns the back rest when inclined. Pressing flat won't be much of an issue for most folk.

Would like something like this for my 14 yr old son,just to build him up a bit.

Brill! something to hang my clothes on in the bedroom!

Awesome price

Is it worth mentioning to make sure your floor (if not on a concrete ground floor) can actually handle the weight of the bench + weights + user before you come crashing through the ceiling?

Is it worth mentioning to make sure your floor (if not on a concrete ground floor) can actually handle the weight of the bench + weights + user before you come crashing through the ceiling?

I honestly believe this industry needs regulating much better, these benches are not fit for the job at all. If you stick to any decent beginners program you will be lifting enough weight within the first 6 months to make you feel very unsafe on this bench, the problem is most people don't get good advice on programs and technique so end up wasting a lot of time that could of being spent getting strong. I understand that people have a tight budget, but you would be better off spending your money on a book like Ross Enamait - Never Gymless, trust me if you do this you'll thank me later.

^^^ Good post.

1 - This is o.k. for say a 15 or 16 year old to have a play around with to decide whether they're serious about working out. It is generally a VERY LONG TERM commitment that VERY FEW will dedicate their time to after the novelty factor has worn off. So, this is a cheap way of finding this out.

2 - The item is pretty $h1te. The more serious beginner would be better getting a very solid/sturdy inclining bench and a barbell, dumbell handles, set of plates/collars. Then have a good look around exrx.net/Lis…tml to get to grips with the plethora of free weights exercises.
Edited by: "BritishDragon" 18th Jul 2011

aztech

The max user weight concerns the back rest when inclined. Pressing flat … The max user weight concerns the back rest when inclined. Pressing flat won't be much of an issue for most folk.



I wouldn't want to be benching any weight (try 15kg of iron to the face and say it doesn't hurt) if something snaps/bends/weakens.

This like tyres for your car literally pays for itself when safety is concerned.

My mate's got a bench, olympic barbell, about 115 kilo of rubberised weights and a rack with pins and adjustable bar rests for about 700 quid. that was with a 10% discount.

For relatively light use I'm sure this would be ok. But don't expect miracles.

zorbathegeek

My mate's got a bench, olympic barbell, about 115 kilo of rubberised … My mate's got a bench, olympic barbell, about 115 kilo of rubberised weights and a rack with pins and adjustable bar rests for about 700 quid. that was with a 10% discount.

Where from?

That is a really good price hot from me. Yes it has it limitations obviously not for tall large persons or serious resistance trainers using heavy weights.

alasrati

Where from?



I bought mine from Fitness superstore who are very good you can buy online. You can get a decent olympic bench and weights 105kgs (not rubber) for about £400.

I got my powertec rack, bench and olympic weight set from fitness superstore. Message them saying you're buying for a new gym and ask them what the best price they can do is as you're shopping around, that's what I did and got about £80 knocked off. Stength Shop (strengthshop.co.uk) is a good place that I've bought a lot of stuff from too.

any weights?
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