If you’re looking for a versatile piece of home gym equipment that supports full body workouts, weight bench sets are a home gym must have. Perfect for the novice lifter as well as the professional body builder, bench press sets provide a multitude of weight training options for both the upper and lower body. It’s no wonder they’re a staple in professional gyms and home gyms alike.
With multi-positional back pads and integrated features such as preacher pads and leg developers, weight lifting bench sets help you isolate muscle groups. And, they also help you maintain proper posture and form while lifting.
Marcy Weight Bench Unique Features
Constructed from heavy-duty steel tube framing with a durable powder coated finish, Marcy weight sets and benches are made to handle the demands of daily use. With just a simple adjustment, the multi-positional bench transforms to an incline, decline, or a flat bench. This versatility is perfect for incline bench presses, decline crunches, barbell bench presses, and more. Every Marcy weight bench set includes a standard two-year warranty.
Benefits of Training Using a Weight Bench
Beginning lifters will immediately appreciate the flexibility and full body workouts that can be accomplished by training with a weight bench with weights. The ability to customize your workouts with weight plates that are suitable for your ability allows you to safely and slowly build strength in muscle groups, from the pectoralis to the glutes.
Using a bench press set allows you to develop “functional fitness.” Each rep you perform activates primary and secondary muscles as well as stabilizer muscles to maintain coordination and balance. This mimics movements you would use in real life, like pushing yourself up from the floor after a fall. Traditional resistance machines specialize in targeting and isolating singular muscles, which won’t give you all the additional benefits of working with free weights.
Train your Chest, Shoulders, and Arms
There are so many ways to effectively use a weight lifting bench set, but the most popular and well-known movements target the chest, shoulders, and arms. Marcy weight bench sets include benches that adjust from flat to incline and decline positions for chest developing exercises.
Set the bench flat and work on a traditional bench press to develop your pectoral muscles, shoulders, and triceps. Always make sure you have a spotter for heavy bench presses. Now, adjust the bench to an incline to focus on your upper pecs and to give your shoulders more of a workout. Shifting your grip from wide to close will also allow you to work the outer and inner areas of your pecs.
The integrated preacher pad helps you add in a great arm workout as well. Use the preacher pad to perform isolated preacher curls, which will strengthen and develop your biceps. A piece of equipment like a bench and weight combo can really be a full body home gym in it of itself.
Don't Forget Leg Day!
All of our Marcy bench press weight sets include a multi-functional leg developer so you don’t ever have to skip leg day. Slip a few weights from the barbell onto the leg developer and then perform leg extensions to build up your quads.
Flip the script and your body to work on the back of your legs. Lie on your stomach on the bench and perform hamstring curls with the leg developer. This movement will not only sizzle your hammies, but it will also activate your glutes and your entire posterior chain.
By using the bench press, preacher curl, and leg developer, you can get a full body strength-training workout with your weight set and bench.
Choosing the Best Weight Bench for your Home Gym
Looking for the best weight lifting bench set? Consider these three great weight bench options:
Marcy Standard Bench with 80lb. weight set (MKB-2081) is a compact standard weight bench set with 1 inch diameter flat weights totaling 80lbs. Designed to deliver a full body workout, the Marcy Standard Bench with 80lb weights features a 5-position seat pad, interchangeable preacher curl pad and leg developer all made of high-density foam.
Marcy Standard Bench with 100lb. weight set (MD-2082W)features a 5-positional seat pad and a leg developer from high-density foam for a comfortable weight training session, along with 100lbs of vinyl coated plates. The weight plate set consists of two 25-pound weight plates, two 15-pound weight plates, two 10-pound weight plates, plus two spring retaining clips, and a standard weight bar.
Marcy Competitor Pro Standard Bench + 100lb Weight Plate Setincludes an adjustable weight bench with a steel frame. The bench allows the user to set the bench flat or at an incline to target different areas of the chest. The leg developer gives the user the ability to add leg lifts and extensions into their workout routine. The set includes 80lbs of weights, as well as a steel-tube frame and durable powder-coated finish.
Marcy offers a selection of utility benches, cast iron dumbbell sets, and more. Add a hex dumbbell or adjustable dumbbell to further diversify your workout routine with a Marcy Weight Bench Set Combo.
From weight training, to cardio, to hand weights, Marcy has all the fitness equipment you need for your home gym. Marcy Pro is here to help, contact us today to discuss how we can help you turn your fitness goals into reality!