- 1 Overview
- 2 Take a Closer Look on the Best Fitness Olympic Bench with Leg Developer
- 3 Factors To Consider Before Buying the Best Fitness Olympic Bench with Leg Developer
- 4 Pro and Cons
- 5 Final Thoughts on the Best Fitness Olympic Bench with Leg Developer
The BFOB10, which is short for Best Fitness Olympic Bench, looks exactly like the adjustable weight benches you see in your local gym. It has three main parts – the bench, the leg developer, and the barbell station.
The whole piece of equipment is made of steel that is coated with red paint. For some reason, the red coating gave me the “hustle” vibe you always see on YouTube videos or workout guides. Because it is made of steel, the whole bench is sturdy which is perfect if you plan on carrying barbells over your head.
The dimensions of the bench are 173 cm x 104 cm x 147 cm. This is bigger than the usual simple adjustable weight bench that you can place in a corner. However, you can fold this adjustable bench in a space-saver size. In fact, when you fold it, it will only occupy 30 cm x 101.6 cm 182.88cm. If you’re wondering why it suddenly became taller, it’s because the bench can be folded upward.
Take a Closer Look on the Best Fitness Olympic Bench with Leg Developer
To help you understand whether it’s good or bad equipment, here are some of its specs in detail.
The BFOB10 is made of heavy-duty steel. Aside from the seat and backrest, everything is sturdy and balanced. The structure itself is well-built which gives you the comfortability you need to put weights on it. It also uses pins on the adjustments of the bench and the bar in the barbell station.
For added safety, each end of the steel rods is covered with rubber. You don’t have to place the rubber protectors on the rods because they are already there to begin with.
Compared to other adjustable weight benches, the padding of the bench is thinner. I would say that it’s only an inch thick because you can feel the actual board when you lie down. It also doesn’t have any soft padding on the sides of the bench.
Back and Seat Adjustments
In total, the BFOB10 has 3 different back incline angles excluding the flat position. It doesn’t have a 90-degree incline so you can’t do modified dumbbell exercises. Nonetheless, the angles are not awkward, so it’s still useful to use to target other parts of your pectoral muscles.
As for the seat, there is no adjustment you can do with it. Save for the adjustment you’ll make when storing it, there is nothing much you can do.
The BFOB10 is an easy storage home gym equipment. The folded version looks as if you just placed the bench and the leg developer against the barbell station. However, since it’s 33 kg heavy, it’s not advisable that you carry this product. If you have to, ask someone to help you carry it.
Factors To Consider Before Buying the Best Fitness Olympic Bench with Leg Developer
After buying the BFOB10, there are a few things I think are important to consider before pushing through with your weight bench purchase.
1. Back and Seat Adjustments
Eventually, I will outgrow the three incline angles that the BFOB10 has. For beginners, the three angles offered here is enough. But if you want to target other muscles, you should look for a weight bench that has more than 4 angles.
2. Weight of the Equipment
I realised that other than it being folded to a space-saver, I should have checked the weight. It’s one thing to conserve space but it’s a plus to be able to carry it from one place to another. If you want a weight bench that you can carry around, find something that is more lightweight.
3. Price & Quality
When it comes to equipment, price and quality are often thought of as directly proportional. If the price is high, the quality is definitely higher. However, the BFOB10 is proof that you can have good-quality equipment without breaking the bank.
In fact, the price of this product is often equivalent to a more expensive adjustable weight bench that has no leg developer and barbell station. Nonetheless, it did not show any signs of poor quality. Even the packaging shows that it was carefully prepared and shipped.
Pro and Cons
- Very affordable price point for a combo weight bench
- Comes with a 3-year warranty on frame and 1 year for all parts
- Arrives in great packaging – all parts were packed separately for easy identification
- Easy to assemble
- Foldable vertically to conserve space
- Very sturdy, not wobbly at all
- Only 3 adjustments are available
- Height of the leg developer is too low
- Padding is not thick enough
Final Thoughts on the Best Fitness Olympic Bench with Leg Developer
In summary, I find the bench as an okay purchase. For someone who is not a beginner in weight training, a model that has more adjustable angles is more suited for me.
But since my priority was buying affordable and multi functional weight equipment, this adjustable bench proves to be a great purchase.
It’s an all-in-one weight training combo that allows me to do different types of workout both for my upper and lower body.