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If you’re looking for a high-quality weight bench, we recommend looking at REP Fitness. Their flat and adjustable benches are so good that three of them appeared on our best weight benches roundup—more than any other company. 

Their benches are highly versatile, functional, and are offered at a great price point. But which REP bench is the best? Well, that’s what we’re here to talk about today. 

Our REP Fitness adjustable and flat bench review will look at every bench offered by REP so far, and let you know which ones we recommend for different home gym owners. 

Grab a seat and a protein shake; we have nine weight benches to look at today and we’ll give you an in-depth look into each. 

Dozens of Weight Benches Tested and Reviewed  

Not only has the Garage Gym Reviews team personally laid their backs on most of REP’s weight benches, but we’ve used countless others from brands like Rogue Fitness, Titan Fitness, and even Amazon. We do this to compare how a bench stacks up to the competition, and whether you should spend your money on a specific model or look elsewhere. 

And as certified personal trainers, weightlifting coaches, and competitive athletes, we know how something as integral as a weight bench can affect your training. That goes for whether you’re a weekend warrior just looking to bench crazy amounts of weight in your home gym, or a powerlifter preparing for their next meet. 

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REP Fitness Flat Benches Spec Comparisons 

REP FB-3000REP AB-4000REP AB-5000
Price$150$170$240
Footprint47.2” L x 17.7” W x 18” H47.8” L x 21” W x 16.9” H50.5” L x 21” W x 16.9” H 
Pad dimensions47.25” L x 11.8” W45.25” L x 12” W48” L x 12” W
Weight40 lbs50 lbs62 lbs
Weight capacity700 lbs 700 lbs1,000 lbs

REP Fitness Adjustable Benches Spec Comparisons 

REP AB-3000 FID REP AB-3100REP AB-4100REP AB-5100REP AB-5200REP AB-5000 Zero Gap
Price$320$270$400$500$500$600
Adjustment positions7 back pad angles, 5 seat pad angles6 back pad angles, 3 seat pad angles7 back pad angles, 3 seat pad angles7 back pad angles, 5 seat pad angles7 back pad angles, 3 seat pad angles7 back pad angles, 5 seat pad angles 
Footprint55.5” L x 26.4” W x 17.9” H50.5” L x 23” W x 16.75” H51.3” L x 20.3” W x 17” H53.5” L x 20.25” W x 17.25” H58.5” L x 20.25” W x 18” H57” L x 21” W x 17.5” H
Back pad dimensions36.6” L x 11.4” W (tapered)34.75” L x 11.75″, tapered to 9″36” L x 12” W36.4” L x 12.2” W 41.75” L x 12” W38.5” L x 12.25” W
Weight95 lbs70 lbs85 lbs95 lbs125 lbs110 lbs
Weight capacity1,000 lbs700 lbs700 lbs1,000 lbs1,000 lbs1,000 lbs

REP Fitness FB-3000 

4.50
Amazing Value
REP FB-3000 Flat Bench
REP FB-3000 Flat Bench

Rep FB-3000 Flat BenchThe Rep Fitness flat bench is exactly what you need to put in your bench work. Heavy-duty 11 gauge steel allows this bench to handle 1,000 lbs without a problem with rock solid stability. Durable vinyl upholstery is made to last and be easily cleaned. Bolt together design to save you money on shipping. Our bench height allows athletes to use proper positioning of the feet, and arch the back to push up serious weight with proper form. Our pad isn't some lumpy cotton, but a firm high density pad that doesn't squish under you.A lumpy or soft pad can be very uncomfortable, unstable for benching, and deform much faster. Get the Rep Flat Bench, as the last bench you'll need.Assembly difficulty: Easy, 10 minutesSpecs: Dims: 17.5" high, 47" long, 12" wide, 45 lbs

Pros:

  • Budget-friendly, at only $150
  • 4 different color options 
  • Meets all International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) standards

Cons:

  • Padding could be firmer 
  • Narrower pad than most weight benches 
  • Four-post design may get in the way of some lifters’ feet

The REP Fitness FB-3000 may be a basic flat weight bench, but in our opinion, it provides much more value to a home gym owner than some benches twice its cost. It was designed to meet all IPF regulations for benches used at powerlifting meets, has a grippy vinyl that will keep any lifter in place, and is made with 11-gauge steel to make it incredibly stable. 

REP FB 3000

Because of the high-quality construction, four-post design, and rubber feet, we believe the listed 700-pound weight capacity is probably an underestimate on REP’s part. Seriously, this thing is pretty heavy-duty for a bench that only weighs 40 pounds. 

Although this thing is designed to work for powerlifters, we wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for them. The four-post design, while great for stability, doesn’t allow lifters to get their feet under the bench to get ample foot drive on their lifts. On the other hand, it’s great for step-ups and box squats. 

Another reason we wouldn’t make this our first pick for ridiculously strong lifters is that the padding isn’t the firmest, but you wouldn’t expect that from a budget-friendly bench. 

At the end of the day, if you just need a basic flat weight bench, you can’t do much better than this. 

Check out our full REP Fitness FB-3000 review for more thoughts on this bench. 

REP Fitness FB-4000

For Competitive Lifters
REP FB-4000 Comp Lite Bench
REP FB-4000 Comp Lite Bench

The cousin to beefier FB-5000, the FB-4000 has a more compact and lighter design for those who want a 3-post design, but aren't planning on moving serious weight.SUPPORTS PROPER FORM: Tripod design allows athletes to use proper positioning of the feet, and arch the back to push up serious weight with proper form. The 3-foot design is easy to level, and the front support does not get in the way of foot positioning. PERFECT SUPPORT FOR LIFTING: The 2.5” thick pad measures 12 inches wide, and the stable tripod base makes it ideal for back support and leg drive during bench press. It’s comfortable to sit on but durable and sturdy under load. The top surface of the pad is 17 inches from the floor. STURDY AND DURABLE: The competition bench is made from 3 x 3" 14 gauge steel, rated to 700 lbs. There are welded endcaps and rubber pads on all contact points to protect your floors. The textured pad provides a sure, secure grip for big presses. EASY TO MOVE: Front handle and rear wheels let you move the bench easily around your home or garage gymMain differences between the FB-4000 and FB-5000:- 14 gauge steel vs 11 gauge steel on the FB-5000. 14 gauge steel makes the bench much lighter and easier to move, but reduces the weight rating.

Pros:

  • Lightweight, at only 50 pounds
  • Three-post design allows for ample leg drive 
  • Can be stowed upright

Cons:

  • Back pad isn’t the most comfortable
  • Sells out frequently
  • Only available in one color

The REP Fitness FB-4000 is a competition-style bench for people who want to nail down proper bench pressing form, but don’t plan on moving two-and-a-half times their bodyweight. It’s sturdy, meets all IPF standards, has a three-post design that lets you get your legs under the bench, and is made with durable materials to keep it stable.

FB-400 bench.

But, as with most REP benches, the padding isn’t solid enough for really heavy lifters who regularly load 500 pounds onto their barbell. And if you’re regularly going for that much weight, we’ll assume you’re probably too wide for the 12-inch pad width. REP does have a bench for that type of lifter, which we’ll get to in a second. 

With all that said, this bench is incredibly popular among home gym owners. Not only does it have more than 150 five-star reviews, it frequently sells out so if you see it available and are considering buying it, don’t wait long. 

Another great advantage of this bench is it can be safely stored upright without any fear of it falling over, so it’s a great pick for anyone working out in a compact space. It also comes with rubber feet to protect your floors, and transport wheels for easy maneuvering around your home gym. 

REP Fitness FB-5000

4.50
The Big One
REP FB-5000 Competition Flat Bench
REP FB-5000 Competition Flat Bench

The Rep Fitness Competition Flat Bench is designed to handle the heaviest weights, and has compatibility with the Rep Fitness Wide Pad or the Thompson Fat Pad (with 4-bolt mounting pattern, please check yours) for those seeking an extra-wide pad.A heavy-duty bench for big lifts.Why a 3-Post Flat Bench? Nothing in the way of your feet, at powerlifting competition spec height, and rated to 1,000 lbs at an incredible price.Dims: 17" high (top of pad), 48" long (pad), 12" wide (pad), 62 lbs. 4" thick pad. Designed to meet IPF specs of height, width, and length Heavy-duty 3x3" 11 gauge steel frame with even thicker connecting plates. Durable vinyl upholstery with 4" thick pad with plywood base. Connects with 4 bolts. 2 extra bolt holes on frame for future pad compatibility. 17" height from floor to top of pad. Our bench height allows athletes to use proper positioning of the feet, and arch the back to push up serious weight with proper form. Height stays the same when using the Rep Fitness Wide Pad. If swapping our pad for the Thompson pad (must be 4-bolt mount pattern), total bench height will increase 1/2 inch, and you will need to purchase (4) 3/8"(dia)x1"(length) bolts. 3-foot design for ease of leveling, and to ensure front support does not get in the way of foot positioning. *Please note* Front foot DOES NOT need to be perfectly flat in order to be stable while you're laying down on the bench. Similar to a tripod--lay down and let all 3 points support you, not just the front foot. Welded metal endcaps Handle and wheels for easy transport. Easy assembly, 15 minutes with a wrench.

Pros:

  • Three-post design leaves enough room for your feet
  • 1,000-pound weight capacity
  • High-density foam pad and grippy vinyl
  • Comes with wide pad option, and is compatible with Thompson Fat Pad

Cons:

  • Requires assembly
  • Not the highest-quality bench (but the value can’t be beaten)
  • Restocking fee applied to any returns

If you’re someone who looks forward to chest day with the same anticipation as a kid waiting for Christmas, the REP Fitness FB-5000 is for you. On its own it’s a great weight bench, featuring a 3-inch-by-3-inch 11-gauge steel frame and 7-gauge connecting plates. In other words, it’s stable and will hold up to anything you put it through. 

rep fitness fb 5000 bench

We love that it has the tripod design to allow for proper foot placement, a four-inch thick pad made of high-density foam, and the 1,000-pound weight capacity. We’re not only confident it’d work for every home gym owner out there, but we’d also be comfortable having some of the world’s strongest men try their bench press on this thing. 

What really separates this bench from the competition, however, are the pad options. For only $30 extra, you can upgrade to a wide pad option that’s 13.75 inches in width (the standard is 12 inches). If you really want to go big, the bench is also compatible with the Rogue Thompson Fat Pad, which is one of the best bench pads for big lifters (and we mean big)

Is the FB-5000 the best powerlifting bench on the market? No, but for under $250 (for the standard pad) it’s a much better value than benches from Rogue and it performs just as well. Our one major callout is that the vinyl isn’t cut as tightly as we would like, but again we’re willing to overlook that because of the great price point.

Our REP Fitness FB-5000 review has more details on this weight bench.  

REP Fitness AB-3000 FID

4.30
Get Down
REP AB-3000 FID Adjustable Bench
REP AB-3000 FID Adjustable Bench

The REP AB-3000 FID Adjustable Bench is a great addition to a home gym for its versatility. FID stands for flat, incline, and decline. This bench allows you to hit multiple muscle groups in one compact design. It offers a thick, firm, 2.5-inch pad finished with textured vinyl for added comfort.The REP AB-3000 FID features a seat with a ladder and pin design. It has five adjustable positions, and, unlike other seats, this offers a wide, non-tapered base for more comfort and stability.The back of the bench features seven position options ranging from a negative 20-degree decline to an 85-degree incline. The ladder design on the bench is made with bare steel for durability and helps prevent paint chipping.This bench has a minimal gap at 1.75 inches between the seat and back which is beneficial when using it for flat benching. It has a 1000-pound weight limit for maximum weight tolerance. It is also a 15-minute easy assembly with video instructions. 

Pros:

  • Great value at under $350
  • 10 total adjustment positions, including one decline
  • 2.5-inch-thick pad 
  • 10-year frame warranty

Cons:

  • Only one decline position (still great that it has it)
  • Leg pads aren’t the most comfortable
  • Popular item, so may be out of stock at times

There are very few weight benches that have a 1,000-pound weight capacity, full adjustment capabilities (including a decline option), and a solid steel frame all for under $350. 

But, the REP Fitness AB-3000 FID adjustable bench does exactly just that. Seriously, if you wanted another bench that could do everything this one does, you’ll probably end up paying close to double the cost. And in the case of the Rogue AB-3 adjustable bench, that ends up being three times the cost of REP’s. 

ab 3000 fid bench product photo

The AB-3000 is a perfect example of what REP does best, which is to make great-value products that perform almost as well as much more expensive options. They’re never the most high-end, but most home gym owners simply don’t need something as premium as a Rogue bench. 

There are very few things not to like about this bench, but if we had to pick one major one, it’d be that the leg pads used during decline benching aren’t the most comfortable, especially if you’re doing something like sit-ups. You’ll be fine using it, and we don’t think it’ll cause anyone major pain, but it’s not of the quality of a higher-end decline bench. 

Oh, and while it is technically a decline bench, you only get one decline position (-20 degrees). But, it’s still nice that it even has that. 

REP Fitness AB-3100 

4.45
Great Value
REP AB-3100 Adjustable Bench V3
REP AB-3100 Adjustable Bench V3

The REP AB-3100 Adjustable Bench V3 has a three-post design so when you are lifting, the legs of the bench do not get in the way of your feet. With six adjustable back positions, this bench can adjust from flat to a 90-degree angle for versatility in your workout. There are three seat adjustments as well from flat to incline that keep you in place. When in the flat position, the bench also has tube support at the head of the bench for extra support.This bench is made of easy-to-clean, non-slip material that helps hold you in position during a workout. It has a weight capacity of up to 1000 pounds with a handle and wheels for easy transportation. Its slim design and tapered seat makes it easy to fit in smaller home spaces and great for dumbbell work. The adjustment ladder is also rubber coated to decrease noise on contact and prevent damage.The REP AB 3100 Adjustable Bench V3 is one of the most affordable adjustable benches on the market. The low price and easy assembly is backed by a 10-year warranty. This model comes in various colors.Improvements compared to the V2:Easier adjustment with rubber feet on all three points of contact  Newly designed adjustment ladder to dampen sound and make incline and to flat adjustments easier Easy assembly with newly designed base Redesigned hinge between seat and back pad for smoother adjustment 

Pros:

  • High-quality construction, can probably hold more than listed 700-pound weight capacity
  • 4 different color options 
  • 10-year frame warranty
  • At under $300, it’s an incredible value

Cons:

  • Steel feet could scratch your home gym floors 
  • Larger than other adjustable weight benches
  • No decline option

On a budget but still need an adjustable weight bench that can support all your training needs? Go for the REP Fitness AB-3100. Now yes, there are adjustable benches that are less expensive than this, but we think this is a case where your investment will pay off. 

You get a three-post design for proper bench press form, meets all IPF standards, 9 total adjustment positions (six back pad adjustments and three seat positions), 4-gauge steel construction on parts of the bench, and a 10-year warranty on the frame. All that for under $300? Sign us up. 

rep fitness ab 3100 bench product photo

The 700-pound weight capacity is more than enough for most home gym owners, but many reviewers have said it’s capable of holding up to more than that. 

One of the only things we would’ve changed about this bench are the feet, which are steel instead of rubber. We understand that opting for a budget bench means giving up some luxury, but it feels weird that this is where REP would cut costs. 

It does come with transport wheels to help you maneuver it around the home gym, but we’d still be careful unless you have some type of protective flooring in your workout space. 

REP Fitness AB-4100 

Lightweight
REP AB-4100 Adjustable Bench
REP AB-4100 Adjustable Bench

The REP AB-4100 is one of the best adjustable weight benches on the market today. Not only does it have a minimal pad gap, at 1.57 inches, but it also meets International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) standards for weight benches and is lightweight at only 85 pounds.One of the only drawbacks of this weight bench is the lack of a decline option, but that probably won't be an issue to most home gym owners. What you do get is a heavy-duty piece of equipment at an affordable price point. 

Pros:

  • Meets IPF standards 
  • Comes in 7 color options 
  • 10-year frame warranty
  • Same number of adjustments as more expensive benches

Cons:

  • Doesn’t have a decline option
  • Some parts feel very cheap 
  • Short back pad

The REP Fitness AB-4100 is like a little sibling who comes along and outshines their older brother or sister. In fact, that’s exactly what happened when it replaced the REP Fitness AB-5200 as our go-to choice for the best adjustable bench for most home gym owners.

It was able to do that because it has the same number of adjustment positions as the AB-5200 (seven back adjustments and three seat adjustments), and is actually better than the more expensive bench in a couple of ways. One of the big ways is that it has a smaller pad gap, at 1.57 inches (the 5200 has a 1.8-inch gap). It’s also 40 pounds lighter, and unlike the older sibling, meets IPF standards for weight benches. 

lifting weights on REP AB 4100 adjustable bench

But for taller lifters, this might not be the best pick. The pad length is 51.3 inches, which is most likely fine for most home gym trainees. But, for people like GGR product tester Anthony O’Reilly, who’s 6-feet, 3-inches, it may be a little short. 

And if you’re someone who’s looking for high-quality materials all over your bench, this isn’t for you either. The adjustment knobs and transport handle feel unnecessarily cheap, but that’s not too much of a surprise given the price point.  

Want to learn more? Check out our full REP Fitness AB-4100 review

REP Fitness AB-5100 

4.25
Most Versatile
REP AB-5100 Adjustable Bench
REP AB-5100 Adjustable Bench

Simple, stable and strong as an ox, the AB-5100 version is perfect for commercial gyms that just need a heavy duty adjustable bench, or someone who wants the best for their garage gym. Commercial grade features include an 11 gauge steel frame, high end metallic and hammertone color paint finishes, rock solid stability, thick vinyl and padding, laser cut numbers, and more. A full FID bench with the optional decline attachment, the solid steel pin locks into place at multiple angles for any bench workout - incline, decline, or flat. With other inferior benches at over twice the price - make the smart choice and go REP.11 gauge steel frame with a 1,000 lb capacity 7 back pad adjustments and 4 seat pad adjustments with laser cut degree markings on a stainless steel wear guard 17.5″ to top of pad in flat position. 12" pack pad width. 3 large steel supports on the back pad and 2 on the seat pad for rock solid stability. Pivoting urethane grip handle and wheels for easy maneuverability Simple 20 minute assembly with a wrench and allen key (provided). 4 bolts attaching the base to frame, and 8 bolts attaching pads to frame. Everything else is pre-assembled

Pros:

  • 12 different adjustment positions 
  • Can buy an attachment to turn it into a decline bench
  • 3 different color options

Cons:

  • Has a 3” pad gap
  • Many complaints of missing parts
  • Not the most budget-friendly option, at $500

As it is, the REP Fitness AB-5100 is one of the most versatile weight benches at its price point. With 12 different adjustment options (seven for the back pad and five for the seat), and a secure pop-pin adjustment system (as opposed to the ladder-style adjustment you see on most REP benches), you’re getting quite a lot of bang for your buck. 

Yes, the $500 cost might be a little hard for some to justify, but as with most of REP’s benches you’d have to pay much more to get a bench with similar functionality. 

rep ab 5100 bench product photo

And for an additional $110, you can purchase REP’s leg roller attachment to turn this bench into a flat-incline-decline bench to increase its value. 

The tripod design and 11-gauge steel construction make this a rock-solid bench, and the 1,000-pound weight capacity gives us peace of mind that every home gym owner could use this bench for many years to come. 

Just about every adjustable bench has a pad gap between the back pad and seat, but the AB-5100 has an especially large one at around three inches (according to customer reviews). That might not be the biggest problem for some lifters, but it’s something to be aware of.  

There’s also been complaints about missing parts, but customers have said REP solves those problems quickly. 

REP Fitness AB-5200

5.00
A Heavy-Duty Bench
REP AB-5200 FI Adjustable Bench
REP AB-5200 FI Adjustable Bench

Our beefiest adjustable bench ever made, and chock-full of design details that improve typical limitations found on other benches.When it comes to durability and portability, this utility bench offers comfort under any load. The AB-5200 is our heaviest-duty ladder-back designed bench. Made with 11 & 7 gauge steel, this bench weighs in at 125lbs, but is still maneuverable in any space with 2” wheels and an intelligently positioned stainless steel horizontal pull handle for easy mobility.If you’re tight on space, the AB-5200 was engineered with you in mind! It’s uniquely designed to allow vertical storage, shrinking its footprint to 2.8 square feet when stowed away. The AB-5200's features our well-reviewed and sought after grippier pad for no-slip performance while lifting any weight. Finally, we've closed the pad gap to about 1.8" (at flat) while keeping the hinge well below pad level. This ensures your tailbone doesn't rest on a high rising hinge like other competitor's benches.REP is known for having some of the best flat and adjustable benches available in the world. The AB-5200 continues to push the envelope - an adjustable bench we are sure you'll love.SPECS:11-7 gauge steel throughout 2x3" steel frame with a 1,000 lb capacity. 7 back pad adjustments with laser cut degree markings in 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, and 85 degrees. 3 seat pad adjustments to find the perfect angle. High-grip pad material with ultra-dense foam core, backed by 3/4" plywood. Ladder back design with cage. Nylon cover over bolts to protect paint on the ladders. Urethane-covered back pad handles. Oversize stainless-steel handle and wheels with a low lift-off point for easy maneuverability. Thick steel wheel guards to protect the wheels when being maneuvered, and to lessen tripping hazard. Space-saving design allows bench to be stored in upright position. Stainless logo plates. 17.75″ to top of pad in flat position. 12" back pad width. 1.8" pad gap in flat position. 125 pounds. Total pad length is 55", width at base is 20.5".>>Simple 20-minute assembly with a wrench and allen key (provided). Four(4) bolts attaching the base to frame, and eight (8) bolts attaching pads to frame.

Pros:

  • 4 different color options
  • Can be stored vertically
  • Made with heavy-duty 7- and 11-gauge steel 
  • Extra-grippy vinyl

Cons:

  • Heavy, at 125 pounds (but has transport wheels and oversized handle)
  • 2-inch pad gap
  • Costs $500

The REP Fitness AB-5200 was our go-to choice for an adjustable weight bench, until the AB-4100 came along. But, there are still many reasons why home gym owners should consider it. 

For one, the materials are much nicer than its younger brother, especially when it comes to the extra-grippy vinyl (seriously, you’re not moving an inch no matter how heavy you lift) and use of 7- and 11-gauge steel throughout the bench. Yes, it has a slightly larger pad gap of around 2 inches, but that’s about the standard for most adjustable weight benches anyway. 

REP Ab-5200 Adjustable Bench Review

For those in smaller garage gyms, the AB-5200 can also be safely stored upright when not in use. It does weigh 125 pounds, which is quite hefty, but the transport wheels and oversized handle should allow anyone to easily move it when needed. 

We’ve often compared this bench to the Rogue Adjustable Bench 3.0, which in our opinion is one of Rogue’s best weight benches. Yeah, REP’s bench is so good that it deserves to be put in the same sphere as a Rogue bench. Is Rogue’s a little nicer? Yes, but the REP bench feels just as good in use and costs $100 less (with free shipping, too!) 

Check out our full REP AB-5200 review for more information. 

REP Fitness AB-5000 Zero Gap

4.70
Gap Be Gone
REP AB-5000 ZERO GAP Adjustable Bench
REP AB-5000 ZERO GAP Adjustable Bench

The REP AB-5000 ZERO GAP Adjustable Bench is the best adjustable bench, period. Commercial grade paint, steel, vinyl, and padding is combined with rock solid stability. Our flagship adjustable bench incorporates a unique patent-pending adjustment mechanism for zero pad gap in all positions. The seat is able to slide along the frame and completely eliminate the traditional annoying seat gap found on virtually all competing products.11 gauge steel frame with a 1,000 lb capacity 7 back pad adjustments and 4 seat pad adjustments with laser cut degree markings on a stainless steel wear guard 17.5″ to top of pad in flat position. Footprint is 21" x 57" 12" Back Pad Width Unique pop-pin and bearing system adjustment for zero gap between seat and back pad. Adjusts in 1 second Urethane grip handle and wheels for easy maneuverability Simple 20 minute assembly with a wrench and allen key (provided). 4 bolts attaching the base to frame, and 10 bolts attaching pads to frame. Everything else is pre-assembled

Pros:

  • Zero pad gap at any angle
  • Arrives partially assembled
  • Leg attachment can turn it into a decline bench
  • 5 different color options

Cons:

  • Expensive, at around $600
  • Can be difficult to move around your home gym
  • Seat uses a screw pin, which takes some time to loosen and tighten

Remember when we said “Just about every adjustable bench has a pad gap?” Well, the REP Fitness AB-5000 Zero Gap is the exception to that rule, and it’s one of the most innovative weight benches out there. 

Using a special mechanism located by the seat, you can eliminate the pad gap for full connection between the seat and back. Now, does anyone need this? No; but man, if you have the budget for it, it’s a nice thing to have. 

The REP AB-5000 Bench in a home gym

If that’s not enough, the AB-5000 has a 1,000-pound weight capacity, 12 total adjustment positions (seven for the back and five for the seat), and with the optional leg roller attachment can be turned into a decline bench. 

Is all that worth the $600 price tag? If benching with a pad gap really annoys you, then yes. Otherwise this is really more of a want than a need, but it’s a nice way to treat yourself.  

This bench’s blessing is a bit of a curse, as to slide the seat and get rid of the gap you have to loosen and tighten a screw pin that can be a bit of a pain to adjust. If you’re not someone who rushes through their workouts that won’t be too big of a problem, but it does add a few seconds to your training session each time you have to use it. 

Read our REP Fitness AB-5000 Zero Gap adjustable bench in-depth review for our full thoughts. 

Which REP Fitness Weight Bench Should You Buy? 

To pick just one REP Fitness weight bench would be difficult, as there are advantages to flat and adjustable weight benches. 

A flat weight bench is great for people looking for a stable pressing platform, or to use for step-ups. They can also be placed on top of a platform or weight plates to be used for seal rows as well. They also tend to be more budget-friendly than adjustable benches. 

Adjustable weight benches, on the other hand, have more versatility because they can help you target muscles at different angles. They also provide back support during shoulder presses, something you can’t get from a flat weight bench. 

If you’re looking for a flat weight bench, go for the REP Fitness FB-5000. The extra pad options make it great for any type of lifter, and you won’t find a stronger weight bench for under $250. 

For those who want an adjustable option, the REP Fitness AB-4100 is our pick. It’s a great value, has 10 different adjustment options, and a minimal pad gap. 

Returns, Financing, Warranty

REP Fitness allows you to return any unused product for a full refund within 30 days of delivery, but you must contact the company to have it authorized first. Used products can also be returned, but there’s a 15 percent restocking fee taken out of your refund. 

Financing plans are available for all REP products at checkout. 

REP’s weight benches come with a 10-year warranty for the frame, and only one year for the pads. 

Customer Reviews 

REP Fitness FB-3000

The REP Fitness FB-3000 has a 4.9 average rating with more than 160 reviews, with the lowest rating being a lone three-star review. Most customers were impressed with the value this bench offers. 

The three-star rating complained of the bench’s width, which is just shy of 12 inches.

REP Fitness FB-4000

The REP Fitness FB-4000 only has four- and five-star ratings, and an average rating of 4.9. 

perfect customer review

The only complaints dealt with the stiffness of the pads.

needs different pads, great piece of equipment although it can use softer pads

REP Fitness FB-5000

With only six reviews in, the REP Fitness FB-5000 has a perfect five-star rating.

REP Fitness AB-3000 FID

The REP Fitness AB-3000 FID bench has close to 500 reviews, and still maintains a 4.9 rating.

There were some complaints about the bench having some wobble, especially at the seat.

REP Fitness AB-3100

Reviewers love the REP Fitness AB-3100, as its lowest ratings are two three-star reviews. Still, it has a 4.9 rating with almost 300 ratings.

The two three-star ratings mentioned some rockiness on the bench.

REP Fitness AB-4100 

We’re not the only ones crazy about the REP Fitness AB-4100, as all of its 15 ratings were five stars.

REP Fitness AB-5100

We’re starting to see a trend here, as the REP Fitness AB-5100 has a 4.9 rating (there are a little more than 50 ratings at this time). All are four or five stars.

customer review that says love it sturdy reliable comfortable stable and no fear of tipping, highly recommend

Even though there were some complaints about the pad gap and missing parts, everyone who left a review still loved this bench.

REP Fitness AB-5200

It’s rare that a product can have more than 120 reviews, and all of them be five stars. But the REP Fitness AB-5200 did just that.

REP Fitness AB-5000 Zero Gap 

The REP Fitness AB-5000 Zero Gap has a, say it with us, 4.9 rating!

While people loved the zero gap mechanism, there were some frustrations on how difficult it can be to use it at times.

Final Verdict Of Our REP Fitness Weight Benches Review

Certain companies reign when it comes to specific pieces of equipment, and when it comes to weight benches, REP Fitness certainly sits high on the throne. Even their higher-end benches end up being more budget-friendly than other companies, and can still withstand intense training and heavy amounts of weight. 

REP Fitness Adjustable and Flat Bench Review FAQs

Is it worth getting an adjustable bench?

If you have the budget for it, an adjustable bench is a great investment for your home gym. Not only is it great for pressing, but it can also be used to target multiple muscle groups at different angles, and support you during shoulder presses and other movements that are difficult to execute properly on a flat bench

Is a zero gap bench worth it?

To be honest, a zero gap bench like the REP Fitness AB-5000 Zero Gap is more of a need than a want. Most home gym owners will be fine with a regular adjustable bench that has a minimal pad gap, but if you can afford it, the zero gap bench is a nice thing to have.

Can you bench press on an adjustable bench?

Absolutely, and depending on what type of adjustable bench you have, you can also do incline bench presses on one as well.

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