Vulcan Prime 3X3 Flat Competition Bench
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The Vulcan Prime 3X3 Flat Competition Bench is a competition-style flat bench with a heavy-duty design able to support up to 2,000 pounds on its steel constructed frame. With a non-slip grip textured vinyl cover on the pad that prevents slipping, it is designed to enhance scapular retraction and lordotic curve to assist in heavy lifts. As its name alludes, the Vulcan Prime features a 3-inch-by-3-inch, 11-gauge steel frame with 5-millimeter connecting steel plates at a height of 17 inches to provide maximum stability.Manufacturer: Vulcan StrengthCategories: Strength Equipment, Benches, Flat Utility Benches
Pros & Cons
What we like about the product...
- Textured vinyl to prevent slipping
- Steel construct for increased stability
- 2,000 pound weight capacity
- 4-inch thick high quality padding
- Free shipping in continental US
- Meets IPF competition standards
- Easy grip handle and wheels for portability
- Updated design features a single post as the front foot, which improves leg drive by giving lifters more room to set their feet
What needs improvement...
- Some reviews report a slight rocking when placed on concrete
Product Summary & Specs
The Vulcan Prime 3X3 Competition Flat Bench is a durable, supportive, and well designed bench for hitting all your heavy lifts that require a stable surface. It is a bolt-together frame constructed of 5-millimeter steel plates and comes with a 48-inch-by-12-inch-by-4-inch super dense pad that is covered with textured, non-slip vinyl.
The pad is probably the most noteworthy aspect of this bench, given its firmness and high quality vinyl that really prevents sliding. And, you can’t sneeze at the impressive weight capacity of 2,000 pounds. Most benches come with a max weight around 1,000 pounds.
Weight benches are more versatile than they are often given credit for. A good bench can be used for exercises like chest presses, dumbbell bench presses, recline rows, tricep dips, step ups, seated shoulder raises and more. The Vulcan Prime is built to ensure you can get the most out of all these exercises by eliminating potential slips and maximizing stability. Further, the 3-by-3 design allows you to really get your footing on the floor to generate power without worrying about the bench legs being in the way. Weighing 67 pounds, this bench is portable with the easy-grip handles and front transport wheels so it is easy to move around your gym.
48” x 12” x 4” covered with heavy duty non-slip textured vinyl
3” x 3” 11-gauge steel with bolt together assembly and 5-mm steel plates
Easy-grip handle and wheels
Lifetime on frame; 30 days on wheels and vinyl pad
Black powder coat