Flat Utility Benches
AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench
The AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench is one of the most surprisingly good pieces of equipment we've used. It's under $50 with PRIME Shipping, has a good height, decent weight capacity for most users, and assembles quickly.
Here's the thing, Amazon lists the total weight capacity of the bench at 385 LB total. This means that between the user weight and the barbell/dumbbell weight, the bench isn't recommended for a weight higher than 385 LB. To be honest, we've tested the bench to a much higher weight and have had many readers use it for much higher without any flexing or issues. They list the weight capacity so low because they know that most of their users don't care about having more and they're actively avoiding lawsuits (smart for them.)
If you don't want to take the risk, we've recommended quite a few other benches to look at, but otherwise, we don't have a problem with this one.
Understand that this is still an ultra-budget bench. The dimensions and size are pretty small for a utility weight bench, it's not adjustable which means there's no decline or incline features, the foam padding isn't outstanding and neither is the vinyl, and although it's sturdy, in comparison to some of our other picks, it's not quite there. The construction and comfort are solid, but this is something you'd find in a home gym and never in a commercial gym setting.
Pros & Cons
4 Reasons To Buy
- At under $50 shipped most often, the AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench is one of the cheapest benches available.
- There’s nothing flashy about it, it just works.
- 17.1” height makes it right around IPF Powerlifting Standards.
- Although the weight limit is low, we tested it for much more than what they suggest without any issues.
3 Reasons Not To Buy
- Low suggested weight limit.
- Weak gauge steel.
- Short warranty.
Enhance your home gym with the AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned trainer ready to take it up a notch, the versatile workout bench functions as a phenomenal foundation for any at-home fitness routine. Burn fat and build muscle with help from the AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench.
The flat weight bench measures 41 by 11 by 17.9 inches (LxWxH) and weighs 24 pounds.
Use the workout bench for anything from bicep curls with dumbbells while seated to chest presses and flys with dumbbells while flat on your back. The sturdy equipment also works well for bench presses with a barbell or simple bodyweight exercises like tricep dips off the side or floor-to-bench plank and push-up routines. Easily achieve an intense full-body workout in a small amount of space with the AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench.
Made of high-quality materials, including a heavy-duty steel tube frame, the sturdy equipment stands up to the most rigorous of hard-core workouts. The weight bench provides a smooth PVC top surface for optimal comfort and support, making it easier to keep the focus on your form.
The flat weight-lifting workout bench assembles quickly and easily. Weighing 24 pounds, the bench can be moved from basement to backyard or garage or from one apartment to another for flexibility when setting up your home gym. Once in place, the bench offers reliable stability thanks to its upside-down T-shaped legs and feet.
- Made in USA