Rep Fitness has just released their new Competition FB-5000 Flat Bench after seeing the success of their other benches as well as the Rogue Thompson Fat Pad. At a value price point, the FB-50000 Competition Flat Bench is sure to be a great option for those looking for great alternative to the Rogue Monster Utility Bench.

Rep Fitness
Rep FB-5000 Competition Flat Bench
(9 ratings & reviews)
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.

Read our full in-depth review of the REP Fitness FB-5000 Competition Flat Bench here.

Arguably, one of the most popular movements in the fitness community is the bench press, and for good reason. In our experience, it's hard to beat the pump that comes from chest day, in fact there's a reason that Arnold referred to it as "da pump" as being as good as an orgasm.

The Rep Fitness Competition Flat Bench is capable of whatever you can throw at it, and is designed with the option to have the pad exchanged with the ever-popular Rogue Thompson Fat Pad.  Undoubtedly, the Rep Fitness FB-5000 was designed as a budget alternative to the Rogue Monster Utility Bench.

From the ground up, this competition flat bench is designed with stability in mind for everyone from the average home gym owner to the competitive powerlifter. The Rep Fitness Competition Flat Bench is made with 11-gauge steel, which is the same steel that is used to make most of the racks on the market. The 11-gauge frame uses 3x3" steel, compared to Rep Fitness' standard flat bench that uses slimmer 2x2" width posts. This should allow the bench to have increased stability that's important whether you're maxing out or doing 5x5's.

Rep Fitness is also featuring a grippier top that is most similar to the Rogue Thompson Fat Pad. AND, if you'd rather use the Thompson Fat Pad, it can easily be swapped out.

The Competition FB-5000 has ensured the lifter to get a good foot position by only having the bench stand up to 17" off of the ground. This will allow a person to not only dig their feet into the ground, but also arch their back a bit more and get into their most comfortable benching position.

Another benefit of the height of the Rep FB-5000 is that it meets IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) Standards. This is important because it's 17" with the Fat Pad already on it, while the Rogue Monster Utility Bench sits at 17.5" high, without the Thompson Fat Pad. Not only does the Thompson Fat Pad add height to the Rogue Monster Utility Bench, it also increases the price by $30.

The Rep Fitness Competition Bench stretches out to be 48" long; Rep Fitness has also made sure to not have any unnecessary metal sticking out at the bottom of the bench. This is another important quality of the FB-5000, because it keeps the lifter from having to maneuver around unnecessary legs.

The base of the FB-5000 is rounded out with a steel handle and wheels to make it easy to transport the bench around your gym. Like almost all of the competition style benches available on the market, it is important to recognize this bench does not offer an adjustable feature to change the angle of the pad. So for those lifters looking to get multiple incline movements, we'd suggest checking out the Rep Fitness FID Bench.

The Rep Fitness Compettition FB-5000 appears to be a great value options for those looking at a competition style bench that can compete with more expensive options.

At $119, this is a great addition to any home gym.

Rep Fitness
Rep FB-5000 Competition Flat Bench
(9 ratings & reviews)
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.

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