The Ironmaster Super Bench Reviewed
The Ironmaster Super Bench is popular when it comes to benches on the market. This is a sturdy, versatile bench that will give you forward, incline and decline capabilities, giving you the best possible workout for any body type. It does that in an easy to use, compact format. This bench is sturdy, rated at 1,000 pounds and has a strong platform. In this article, we will take a detailed look at the Super Bench to discover if it deserves to be in your basement gym.
Comes fully assembled except for the feet which are easy to attach
11 lockout angles with patented foot lever
Comes with lots of attachments
Does not have a way to keep your feet in place when you are in an inclined position
Range of Exercises
This bench will also let you do decline work. This is great for working the lower part of your chest. However, be careful not to slide down the bench though as there is nothing on the bench that locks your feet in place. This equipment works for bench press, incline bench press, overhead press at different angles and military press as well which is great for your upper body.
The Super Bench has a very solid and stable base. This is obviously very important as you need to have total confidence in the platform you’re using when you’ve got some seriously heavyweight hovering over your head. Regardless of what position you have the bench in, you always feel solidly positioned. The bench height when flat is 20 inches. This is about ideal. Some benches are lower than this and, as a result, you cannot get ideal body positioning and you end up with your knees above your hips. Those that are taller than twenty inches, may not allow you to drive your heels into the ground. The result will be that you won’t be able to lift as much weight.
The footprint of the bench is 18.75 inches by 41 inches. This provides you with a relatively compact footprint, making this bench a good choice for confined spaces. The bench, though solid, is lightweight. It doesn’t come with wheels but you won’t need them when the whole thing weighs just 64 pounds.
Easy To Use
The angle adjustment has been made simple with a patented adjustment system which you can operate from either side of the bench. It is designed to make your workout as convenient as possible so you can just focus on getting the quality exercise. If you have limited space or want to change the position, these bench is easy to lift and rotate without collapsing or unfolding.
The pad of the Super Bench is covered in stitched vinyl upholstery. The corners have a one-inch radius so they add to the comfort level of this pad. The Super Bench pad is also made of a single board. There is no gap between sections on this bench, which is a huge advantage both in terms of comfort and safety.
This bench is rock solid. It will not wobble, twist, or tilt while you are using it. The stability is extremely important because you need confidence in your equipment to be able to get your very best workout. This bench is also extremely strong. It has a max capacity of 1000 pounds when lying flat and when it is in the incline positions it has a max capacity of 600 pounds. This large difference in overall weight capacity could be due to how the weight is dispersed at the higher angles on the frame.
The Final Word
You will get an effective workout with a wide range of exercises at different angles and positions. This helps keep your workout interesting, you can reach all the muscles you want to develop, and stay motivated to reach your fitness goals. This bench is also well made and durable so it may be a bit of an investment, but it is going to last you a long time. It is comfortable and easy to use from assembling when it first reaches your home to the easy to lift and store aspect. The angle adjustment is easy to reach and can be accessed from either side. Definitely put the Ironmaster Super Bench on your “To Be Considered” list.