Discover: Weight Benches

Weight benches provide you with a solid base for training. They support your back while guiding your movements and allowing for full muscle extension. There are two main types of weight bench – flat and adjustable – both of which are fantastic training tools for your home or garage gym. Here, we’ll go through everything you need to know from choosing the right bench, to building it and using it.

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Looking to buy a weight bench? Get costs, sizes and information on the different types, here.

Buying A Weight Bench

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Already got a weight bench? Get all the information you need including how to build it and how to use it, with our guides.

How To Build An M2 Semi Commercial Adjustable Weight bench

How To Use A Weight Bench

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Read our Weight Bench Buyers’ Guide to help you compare all the different types available, so you can decide what’s right for you.

Weight Bench FAQs

Got a question about weight benches? Find all the answers to our most frequently asked questions here.

What is a weight bench?

A weight bench is a piece of weightlifting equipment originally designed to be used for sitting exercises. However, they have huge versatility and can also be used for exercises which don’t need you to be seated. Weight benches provide you with a solid base for strength training. They have a high weight capacity so can withstand high impact training.

There are different types to choose from including flat and adjustable weight benches. Both are a fantastic way to train, with flat benches providing a better base for bench pressing and adjustable benches allowing for a greater range of exercises.

How do you use a weight bench?

Weight benches are really versatile and there are lots of different exercises you can do with them.

Flat weight benches are normally used for bench pressing. However, they can also be used for a range of cardio and strengthening exercises including core work.

Adjustable weight benches can also be used for bench pressing but are suitable for incline and often decline work as well, allowing for incline bench pressing, dumbbell reverse flyes and seated incline dumbbell bicep curls.

What weight bench is right for me?

To choose the right weight bench, you first need to decide what you want to use it for.

Those looking to do a range of exercises will most likely want an adjustable weight bench. More experienced lifters who are bench pressing a high amount of weight are more likely to choose an M2 flat weight bench which can handle up to 400kg.

If you already have a home gym set up, you will also want to consider what equipment you will be using alongside your weight bench.

If you have a power rack with a cable system, you will want to make sure your chosen weight bench fits comfortably within your cage to make sure you can still train how you want to.

What is the best weight bench?

This completely depends on your goals, lifting style, personal preference and space considerations. To find the perfect weight bench for you, read our Weight Bench Buyers’ Guide.

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Why should I buy a weight bench?

A weight bench brings huge versatility to your training. You’ll soon see the difference when you add one to your workouts. And when lifting heavy weights, you want to make sure you can rely on your equipment to give you the support you need while you train.

Each Mirafit weight bench has a maximum weight capacity which you can check before you buy, to make sure you’re getting the right one for your training loads.

Getting the right weight bench will also allow you to target specific areas so you can reach your fitness goals.

How do you build a weight bench?

When you first get your weight bench, it will be delivered to you in parts. There can be quite a lot of different types of bolts, but once you have everything laid out, it’s not as complex as you might think.

To help you get it right first time, check out our guides on How To Build A Weight bench.

Can you keep a weight bench outside?

Our weight benches are built for indoor use so they’re best placed in your gym.

When using heavy weights, you want to make sure your equipment is safe to use. You should also ensure that it’s protected against potential damage from the elements.

Can you put a weight bench upstairs?

We don’t recommend you use any gym equipment upstairs.

It’s not just the weight of the bench that you need to consider, but also the weights you’ll be using alongside it as well as the sorts of exercises you’ll be doing.

This sort of high impact training should be done on a solid, concrete floor which is why garages make such great home gyms.

Can you adjust a weight bench?

Flat weight benches cannot be adjusted but adjustable weight benches can be.

All adjustable weight benches can be used in both flat and incline positions. Some can also be used for decline work including the M2 Semi Commercial Adjustable Weight bench and the M2 Semi Commercial FID Weight bench.

How long does it take to build a weight bench?

It doesn’t take long to build a weight bench, however this will depend on how experienced you are in building gym equipment, what tools you have available, and whether you have anyone to help you.

It’s always a good idea to set aside an afternoon to build your gym equipment so you can take the time to get it right as well as tighten all the bolts once you have finished.

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