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Mitch92uK
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Hey

I need to get a Bench which I can incline, has barbell supports and that can double as a squat rack. I don't want to spend much over £150.

So far I've found these :

http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/...ch/8077_p.html

http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/...ck/9142_p.html

and also a combination of http://www.newitts.com/product/IT032...bell_Bench.htm and http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk/...ey/8760_p.html

I prefer the Gold's Gym bench atm as it has a seperate bench/rack, though the user weight of 125kg (assuming this is user weight + weight weight) if a bit low.

Does anyone have any advice/other suggestions?

Thanks
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Adonis
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the dumbell bench + seperate rack

is your best option, but I wouldn't get them two.

lemme find some.
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Also £150 will get you nothing.

It's a false economy to get cheaper stuff [even the racks]

because their weight capacity is relatively low and you will outgrow them very soon.

this stuff doesn't age, so invest wisely.

I'd say £300 is what you should be looking to spend for something that will last you years
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I understand what you're saying Ad as I considered it myself, but whatever I get will be used for 2 years tops before I leave for Uni for 4/5 years.
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How about getting a local metal fabricator to make some up for you? Might be a cheaper way to get better quality
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(Original post by Mitch92uK)
I understand what you're saying Ad as I considered it myself, but whatever I get will be used for 2 years tops before I leave for Uni for 4/5 years.
£200 would be the bare minimum

because you can't get a decent rack/bench for under £100

HOWEVER

what I personally would do

is buy a 2nd hand rack from ebay/local papers since that is the £££

and a new bench
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the 2nd hand option is really appealing for exercise stuff

because most people buy it

use it for a month

shove it in garage
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(Original post by Double Agent)
How about getting a local metal fabricator to make some up for you? Might be a cheaper way to get better quality
The price of scrap steel is very high and so is the cost of hiring a decent welder so it's unlikely to end up any cheaper.

By far the cheapest way of building a decent rack/cage is using scaffolding. A mate of mine made a solid full sized cage for around £100. It can be a pig of a job going to a scaffolding merchant and cutting the lengths to size but it is well worth it.
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@ Double agent : Don't really know of any local metal fabricators tbh :/
@ Ad : Do you have any reccs for the bench? Like you say I'd rather get a used rack than a used bench as nothing can really go wrong with a rack.
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no idea on capacity

but it looks sturdy.

http://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/...lity-bench.php
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google provides and i like how he says "only 125"

Yep, that's the one. It's excellent. I've only benched 125 on it, but it was very sturdy. I don't know what the actual limit is to it. Bear in mind you put it together yourself though, so it's only as sturdy as your bolt-tightening skills!
Nice bench.
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