Are you looking for a sturdy well-made bench for under $200? Body Solid’s Powerline weight bench might be what you are looking for.
7 Back Pad Positions 500lb Capacity
No need for tools to fix this bench together. Powerline’s PFID125X bench is designed straight for use out of the box. With 7 adjustments it’s certainly a versatile bench and will turn any space in your home into a working home gym.
With a weight load of 500lbs it’s going to appeal to a wide range of users from bodybuilders to general fitness fanatics, in fact almost anyone looking for a mid-range bench for dumbbell and barbell workouts will be pleased with the quality of the body solid bench.
The bench has been designed to provide you with all the positions a commercial gym bench would offer but at an affordable price, the bench is nice and sturdy and does feel solid, designed primarily for dumbbell training.
If you are thinking of using this bench for barbell pressing, the relatively high weight load should make it ideal for use with a power rack.
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Spending slightly more $’s on a mid-range bench like the BodySolid does give you the reassurance of quality and with quality, we usually find stability, by far the most important feature of any weight bench. When lifting heavy weights you’ll be happy to hear this bench copes very well with no seat or frame wobble.
I was hoping for an adjustable seat but again as we find with many benches under the $200 mark they leave out this feature.
Fold Away Weight Bench!
We love the built-in wheels in the rear stabilizer, the bench folds flat for ease of storage, really handy if you are training in the bedroom and you want to store it under the bed
Front leg Brace
The Bodysolid powerline bench is designed to be very similar to the benches you find in a commercial gym, and we can safely say the bench is not too far off.
The metal ladder adjustable system seems to be solid and a much better idea than the pin locking system which some of the lower end budget benches use.
The seat padding is not too soft, and not too hard to feel uncomfortable, this allows you to fully focus on your lifts. If you are a seasoned trainer you will know a tapering back support is normally a good idea as it will allow you to move more freely for certain movements.
We were glad to see the body solid bench has this incorporated into its design and works well especially for movements like the bench press and flys.
For the first time in our bench reviews, we’re missing the assembly instructions, this one comes ready assembled straight out of the box!
This Body Solid bench is built to last, if anything goes wrong you do have the 10-year guarantee to fall back on, The Body Solid lift and lock adjustment bar feels like it would take a lot to break, the simplicity of its use is its selling point.
There have been a few complaints of the gap between the bench seat and the back support, this is fairly common with the lower end benches and if you think this might be something that may concern you, you may want to think about putting a towel between the seat and back support gap to cushion your back.
With over 30 exercises to choose from, you’ll be able to use this bench for rack and dumbbell workouts.
Body Solid’s bench features 7 adjustable positions including incline, flat, and a – 18 for decline, you should have no trouble getting the most from this bench, as said earlier it’s a fully adjustable gym- like weight bench.
Versatile, stable bench
500lb max user and weight load
Easy to adjust
Come ready to use out of the box
Folds flat for easy storage
Small gap between seat and back support
The seat is not adjustable
To Sum Up
A versatile weight bench by Body Solid, it will make a great addition to most home gyms, 7 adjustable positions will offer you a wide variety of exercises. A stable easy to store weight bench for the beginner and intermediate user, even serious bodybuilders will get some valuable dumbbell use from this bench.