I bought this bench a couple of weeks ago and I have probably already used it more times and for more things than people use their entire gym membership. I use it for abs, lower back, legs, and roman chair situps. I don't use the actual bar on the bench, i use dumbbells, but I use the bar for squats, lunges, curls, and military press.
3 years ago
Easy to put together!!!
I Bought This For My 14 Year Old Son For Christmas And He Loves It!!! It Was Very Easy To put Together It Was A Great Value For The Money!!! I Don't Know Much About Weight Sets But I Know My Son LOVES It!
Very good price and well functioning equipment. It works well for both men and woman. I would recommend this to anyone. Two thumbs up!
EricB is me
1 year ago
Durable and Perfect for a home gym
I bought this about 10 years ago with the stand. After the first year, one of the flights (dividers) between the weights broke off. I called the manufacturer and they shipped me a new one without any questions. I recall receiving it the next day. The old one technically still usable and they told me to keep it and not to return it. The only other problem that I have had is the sticker on the stand pads that say Bowflex peel up. The stand is super sturdy and very impressive and heavy. Very smart
... read more buy, worth every penny.
just got this a week ago and is just awesome I use it for bench press, squats, pull ups, leg/knee raises and much more, easy to put together by your self, the one thing is that if you are tall it might not be to good for you as far as pull ups, I am 5 feet 2in but if I was 5 5in I would not buy this to do pull ups.
4 months ago
Great Quality at a Great Price!
This piece was the perfect addition to my home gym. It was easy to assemble, easy to move around, and wonderfully well built. I am pleasantly surprised!
I bought one of these about 6 years ago and it has been used almost daily. It was easy to put together and even as much as it has been used it has been trouble free. I have bought a lot of exercise equipment in the past 40 years, and this has easily been the highest quality piece that I have ever owned I started my 19 yr. old son working out on this right after I got it. I don't really use it anymore because of age and injuries. He will probably be able to take it with him when he decides to
... read more go on his own. The first piece of workout equipment of heirloom quality that I've ever heard of. ;)
4 months ago
Not sure about total time to put together as I did it a little at a time. Instructions indicate you need 2-3 people to do this. However, I was easily able to do it by myself.
There were a couple of glitches putting it together, mainly because the enclosed instruction manual missed a step or two and didn't always indicate which bolts to use. So there was some trial and error. You absolutely have to install the cables at same time you install each wheel. At first I figured I'd install
... read more the wheels and then thread the cables. Oops. Cables won't fix in openings. Had to take off wheels and start over.
Biggest issue, which Marcy Tech Support says happens sometimes is an alignment problem with arms (items 9 and 10) Each has two sleeves in which you insert item 39 (spindle/axel). However, the sleeves weren't installed by the factory correctly so the axels wouldn't go all the way through. Can't use it until that is corrected. Tech support was real easy to deal with in that they immediately sent out replacement ones. In the meantime, I took another look at the arms. Visually I could see the sleeves were crooked. I took a rubber mallet to all 4 (each arm has 2). Surprisingly, this worked. I even called Marcy to tell them the fix (which I think they should have already known and told me). They said replacement arms had already been shipped and to simply keep them as spars down the road.
Use of the machine is quite easy. Don't forget to lubricate the wheels and rods with either Silicone or WD-40.
Use this bench every other day. Leg press is great. Bench is hard, not much cushion compared to others I have seen. Could use another support running from front to back to stabilize better. Preacher bench is OK but needs a back on it to put your abdomen against. All in all a decent starter bench. Quality is directly proportional to what it cost.
2 months ago
Great Starter Bench!
This is an awesome bench for light weight lifting. I think the total weight capacity for this bench is under 400 pounds; which includes the weight the person on the bench. The quality seems top-notch and assembly is a breeze.
I bought these because I work long hours at work and my time in gym have been limited lately. My grip already is stronger after a week of using. I would recommend for people who lift or do not. Strong hands is always a good thing.
1 year ago
Very good tool for exercise and at the right price
I bought this bet about 6 months ago to continue lifting while rehabilitating a lower back injury. Lower back has healed and I still use this belt. It is comfortable and easy to use. Would purchase again!
I bought these for my granddaughter to strengthen her arms for gymnastics. She loves them and wears them all evening after school. She says they are very comfortable with no rubbing and adjust to her ankles as well.
8 months ago
serves the purpose
After using these a few times in my exercise routine, they have served the purpose I purchased them for.
I've had these for a while now. Use them often, they are very durable. Compared to others I've use they are great product especially for the price. Yes they do have a 15-20 degree angle on them but that's what you want. Your body is angled while preforming push ups.
3 years ago
They have a 15 degree angle that slants backwards, kind a awkward, but useful. I wanted the nike grips but the academy has no price matching to online store policy and in store pricing was $5.00 more +T .
I bought this item and love it the only thing was I got the confirmation of buying it but it didn't tell me when I was going to receive it just kept saying it was still in status so I went on the customer online help and the lady help me alot told me the right day it was to come in then I got a email from FedEx and they gave me the wrong day it was to come in they told me it was going to take one more week but in then end the Academy online customer help was awesome
4 months ago
With the tricep bar I can utilize my standard weights and go light or as heavy as I want. I don't have to have a lot of dumbbells taking up space and this was more economical.
Being able to do sit-ups at home is essential to my 2014 workout plan. The BCG Sit-Up Bar allowed me to use a door in my home to be able start and increase my numbers of repetitions. This is a very reasonably priced tool that I have been using daily!
In the small town I live in Academy was the only store this item could be found. Shipping was free and arrived relatively quickly. I use it at the gym every leg day and this item is sturdy and well made. I would recommend it to anyone that asks.
3 years ago
This band is ideal bc it's adjustable and comfortable. My gym recently did away with theirs and this makes it easier to get my work outs taken care of. Great investment (seeing as its only 7.99!)