If you need a multi-function workout bench for your home gym, this is exercise equipment you may want to consider.
It can be used a weight bench since it supports up to 650 lbs, adjusted in 3 decline and a flat position. So that you can do a wide range of strength training exercises. Also, it is an adjustable sit up and hyperextension bench combo, so you can have a total core training.
It is stable thanks to the extended stabilizers. And, the moisture resistant cover with 2.5 inches thick medium density foam provides a comfortable training experience.
This gear is a good buy for everyone who needs a robust and versatile equipment for home. Although it is not folding and pretty big, so you need space to use and store it.
Maximum Weight Capacity
What makes this home workout equipment outstanding is the 650 lbs maximum weight capacity it supports. Typically, a Roman chair or a sit up bench supports up to 300 lbs.
But this a multifunction bench that you can use a weight bench as well. And, I think for most of the people 650 lbs should be enough for dumbbell or even barbell workouts.
Rather long board
A problem that taller guys like me usually face is that the length of the board is short for them. So, when we do sit ups or any other exercises in laying position, our head sags and not supported. That is rather uncomfortable.
This workout bench comes with 36 inches (92 cm) long board which is longer than usual. So, people from 5 to 6.5 feet can use it comfortably. However, for very tall guys it is recommended to remove the top hyperextension padding to have even more space.
The board has 8-12 inches wide tapered shape. Which is a standard, though the 8 inches part maybe a bit narrow for big guys.
An important function to check is in how many angles we can set the board. In this case, we can choose from 3 decline and a flat position. Compared to professional sit up benches, the decline levels are not that many, since other equipment usually supports more than 6 levels.
However, this an adjustable weight bench with high weight capacity, so you can perform a wide range of strength training exercises that you should not do with an ab bench. To sum up, its versatility is much better.
On the other hand, thigh support of the hyperextension function can be adjusted in 14 positions. So, you can find the most comfortable place for your height without a doubt.
The Fitness Reality X-Class Light Commercial Multi-Workout Bench comes with sweat and moisture resistant double stitched vinyl cover. For the comfort 2.5 inches thick medium density foam is used which is not too soft nor firm. It gives a good workout experience while you workout on it.
Finally, we have to mention that it comes with more extended stabilizers than usual. Both the front and the rare stabilizers are 24 inches long, so the equipment is very stable. Users do not experience any wobbling, especially if a rubber mat is put under it.
About the support
A good sign that it comes with a long warranty. For the frame 10 years and for the other parts 2-3 years. That is really nice since in most of the cases we only get about a year.
Why is it a good buy?
Without a doubt, the X-Class Multi-Workout Abdominal/Hyper Back Extension bench is a very versatile piece of home exercise equipment.
Thanks to the high capacity, the flat and decline positions you can use it for a wide range of strength training exercises, even if you have just a pair of adjustable dumbbells. For example, you can do chest flies, dumbbell chest presses, shoulder presses, etc. And, if you have a power rack, you can do barbell presses.
Moreover, it can be used as a sit up bench, so you can strengthen your abs and oblique with various ab bench exercises like Russian twists, incline leg lifts, or even weighted sit-ups. You can also strengthen your lower back and hamstrings thanks to the back extension function. This way you can have a total core training workout targeting every muscle.
On top of that, it comes with push up and dip bars which is an excellent function for beginners and ladies to get started with bodyweight training.
To sum up, it is a good choice for everyone from beginners to advanced level athletes. Although, people lifting heavy weight should buy a more heavy duty weight bench with higher capacity.