Home Gym Equipment Reviews – A Bench Press Suitable For You

When people do get fitness equipment for home use, often practical and durable equipment is their solution. Bench presses offer both of these things, of course the idea of a home gym is to take away the inconvenience of cost and time spent at a gym but still enable the user to exercise and train the same way that they would at a gym. Therefore, provided in the post are home gym equipment reviews for six bench presses that cover a range of training levels and prices to help in any potential search.



Home gym’s can often not accommodate lots of equipment due to limited space so it is vitally important that equipment selected can allow for effective and varied exercise to be carried out. When looking at equipment ideal for strength training, a bench press can be perfect for this.







Products Reviewed – Bench Presses Suitable for Beginners



NameMarcy Utility Flat Bench



Price: $59.99 (white) / $49.99 (black)


Features: – Reinforced with powder coating to help bench resist wear and tear from regular use.


Weight & Measurements: – Item Weight = 19.8 pounds

– Item Length = 43 inches

– Item Width = 14 inches

– Item Height = 17 inches


Product Design: – Designed to fit easily in your home and high-density foam helps provide maximum comfort.


– Heavy-duty steel tube frame ensures steady support for the bench.


The Biggest Selling Point: – Versatile equipment that allows you to target number of muscles groups.


Product Rating: 8.8/10








NameFitness Reality 1000 Super Max Weight Bench


Price: $89.07 Fitness Reality 1000 Bench


Features: – Backrest can be adjusted to -20 degree decline and +80 degree incline.


Weight & Measurements: – Item Weight = 35lbs

– Item Length = 59 inches

– Item Width = 23.5 inches

– Item Height = 48.5 inches


Product Design: – Adjustable leg hold down bar for additional stability during workouts.


– Leg bar is detachable for three positions. 


The Biggest Selling Point:

– Product can be easily folded for storage after use.


Product Rating: 8.8/10




Products Reviewed – Bench Presses Suitable for Advanced Users



NameMarcy Adjustable Utility Bench for Home Gym Workout SB-670


Price: $122.99 Marcy Adjustable Utility Bench


Features: – Made from premium quality materials with high-density foam and powder-coated steel frame to provide extra support during workouts.


Weight & Measurements: – Item Weight = 51.4 pounds

– Item Length = 52 inches

– Item Width = 25 inches

– Item Height = 46.5 inches


Product Design: – Back pad can be adjusted to six positions, the different angles allow for exercises such as incline, decline and flat presses to be carried out.


– The seat can be adjusted to three positions to accommodate all users.


The Biggest Selling Points: – Product is designed with built-in transport wheels and a handle grip for efficient mobility. Therefore, the bench can easily be used outdoors.


– The bench includes hassle free storage.


Product Rating: 9/10








NameFitness Reality 2000 Super Max XL High Capacity Weight Bench



Price: $199.00


Features: – Detachable leg lock-down with four foam rollers to enable sit ups and decline bench presses.


Weight & Measurements: – Item Weight = 65 pounds

– Item Length = 69.5 inches

– Item Width = 24 inches

– Item Height = 52 inches


Product Design: – Seat design eliminates the gap between the backrest and seat at all angles and any position. The bench seat has three angle adjustments.


– Adjustable backrest to seven angles from -15 degrees to +85 degrees.


The Biggest Selling Points: – Can be folded for easy storage after use. Fitness Reality 2000 2


– Allows for over twenty workout exercises including sit ups, dips, shoulder presses, bench presses and dumbbell curls.


Product Rating: 7.8/10










Products Reviewed – Bench Presses Suitable for Expert Users



NameBody Champ BCB5860 Olympic Weight Bench with Preacher Curl 



Price: $179.98


Features: – Has enhanced safety features with built-in Safety Hooks and No-pinch design to prevent injury to hand and grip.


– The bench is compatible with most 6′ and 7′ Weight set bars.


Weight & Measurements: – Item Weight = 78.4 pounds

– Item Length = 76 inches

– Item Width = 56 inches

– Item Height = 55 inches


Product Design: – Has an adjustable dual-action leg developer, complete with adjustable foam rollers to enable leg curls and leg extensions.


– Backrest can be adjusted to seven positions to ensure versatility provided by machine.


The Biggest Selling PointBody Champ Bench Press 2

– Key accessories included such as Olympic Plate Adaptor, Spring Clip for Leg Developer, Preacher Curl Pad, Arm Curl Bar and Ab Crunch with foam grip handles attachment.


Product Rating: 8.4/10












NameMarcy Olympic Weight Bench For Full-Body Workout MD-857



Price: $268.22


Features: – Dual-function leg developer includes a pivot point that aligns with the knee joint and a locking mechanism ideal for abdominal exercise, this allows for proper body posture and maximum effect on muscle groups targeted.


– The product comes complete with storage posts and Olympic sleeves which enables the two weight plates to be easily stored.


Weight & Measurements: – Item Weight = 110 pounds

– Item Length = 80 inches

– Item Width = 47.5 inches

– Item Height = 60 inches


Product Design: – An adjustable seat and back pad with a slide track to conform to proper lifting positions which enhances the intensity of workouts performed.


– Made from premium steel construction with foam and vinyl helping provide sturdy exercise equipment that is comfortable, safe and durable.


The Biggest Selling PointMarcy Olympic Weight Bench Full Body 2

– The product is massively versatile and is designed for full-body training at home. A wide-range of strength training exercises can be performed particularly focused on arms, legs, chest and core.


Product Rating: 7.8/10









Time Saving and Long-Term Gains



The versatility offered with bench presses is often overlooked, as people tend to focus on upper body workouts when assessing what exercises they should do on a bench press. As highlighted in the reviews, many of the products are able to accommodate a number of different exercises and target a wide-range of different areas making them suitable for more people.


There are obvious benefits to having exercise equipment at home including convenience and practicality and with more and more people looking to carry out their exercise at home, manufacturers are aware of this and a lot of exercise equipment has been tailored accordingly. By making equipment more practical and even more friendly for home users, this only encourages more people to keep an active and healthy lifestyle.


The equipment is designed to be long-lasting and durable, as a result, what might be a reasonable amount of money spent now, could be an investment that provides a lot of satisfaction over a long period making it very worthwhile.



8 thoughts on “Home Gym Equipment Reviews – A Bench Press Suitable For You

  • Darren June 14, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    I really like the Marcy Olympic Weight Bench For Full-Body Workout MD-857, If I needed a weight bench for home then this is the one I would get.

    Just by looking at the photo I can tell it would be strong and sturdy for my frame.

    Great review and one I’ve bookmarked!

    • Josh June 15, 2018 at 11:18 am

      The Marcy Olympic Weight Bench is really versatile, so great for being able to do full body exercises which definitely means you get your monies worth. All the best if you do purchase one!

  • German June 19, 2018 at 1:59 am

    Hey Josh!

    Thanks for sharing this review. A great variety of gym equipment for my future gym 🙂

    So far, I’m looking for a bench for doing shoulder and arm exercises, and it appears that Fitness Reality 1000 Super Max Weight Bench looks like a great choice.

    Do you have any recommendations for dumbbells or any equipment with weights? Because I do exercises with weights quite often and they are my favorite ones.

    • Josh June 19, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Hi, Thanks for commenting. In terms of dumbbells, my recommendation are really solid adjustable dumbbells similar to that you find in a gym. These are perfect as you move up in amount of weight you lift as you can easily adjust the weight.

      Some people do find grip can be a little rough on the hands, but would suggest getting weight gloves if that is an issue. In terms of bigger equipment, I would recommend a Shoulder/Deltoid machine, a bigger piece of equipment but very effective and you get your monies worth in the long run.

  • Daniel Guimbi July 28, 2018 at 7:44 am

    I am currently working on my bell but I do not have any equipment at home. Actually, I am thinking of buying fitness reality 2000 and make my home gym, do think it is the ideal equipment?

    • Josh July 28, 2018 at 8:08 am

      Hi Daniel, the fitness reality 2000 is definitely ideal for a home gym, as can be easily folded away and stored which is a big bonus. I mention how this bench press is good for users that are beyond beginner stage, the reason is because the machine offers a large amount of flexibility for working out.

      The bench itself is easily adjustable and has leg rollers which means you can target not only arms & shoulders but also legs and core areas through various exercises. Hope this helps you with any decision.

  • James August 8, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Hi Josh,
    Which do you personally believe is he most comfortable? I have back problems so padding is a big factor in my purchasing decision.

    • Josh August 8, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      Hi James, it does depend on what kind of level you are at. Having said this, I would highly recommend the Marcy Adjustable Utility Bench if you aren’t a beginner. This bench press has high density foaming in the padded seating to increase comfort.

      If you are looking for a more basic bench press, then I would recommend the Fitness Reality 1000 Super Max, hope this helps you in your search.


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