The Marcy adjustable weight bench SB 670 has become one of the most popular weight benches on the market. And it’s not hard to see why! It’s solid, comfortable and made to a high standard, this is what Marcy is known for. The weight bench really does feel of premium quality with the powder-coated steel frame and high-density foam upholstery.
With 6 adjustable positions from decline to near verticle, this versatile weight bench should suit most weightlifters, If you are looking for a well priced adaptable bench for nearly all workouts, you will love the overall build quality of this bench, it is superb.
Assembled dimensions – 52 x 25 x 46.5 (in upright position)
Marcy’s adjustable bench will suit almost any weight lifter, including 6 different positions allowing for a wide range of exercises, we especially like this bench because of its combined user and weight load, at 600lbs
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Impex fitness was established in 1980, they hold a respectable place in today’s health and fitness market, specializing in home smith machines and complete home gyms for family use.
Impex consists of a variety of brands including Marcy, Competitor, Hers, Easy Outdoor and Gym Dandy for children. A well-respected company that really tries to get the whole family involved in fitness, constantly striving to develop the best equipment available.
Bowflex’s 3.1 weight bench is the only other bench we would recommend for you that could rival the Marcy, check out our review here. With 15 yr warranty, you would expect the Bowflex to outclass the Marcy for quality and for the most part it does but only slightly. The Marcy SB 670 has the adjustable seat, this is the biggest weakness in the Bowflex’s 3.1 armour and it will certainly sway many aspiring bodybuilders towards the Marcy.
Marcy SB 670 Assembly
An easy to assemble bench, most people will get this bench up in under 30 mins, nothing too tricky, supplied with an allen wrench, you will need one extra tool such as a crescent wrench or socket for some parts.
This bench is solid and stable, the bench does sit quite high but thanks to that wide back stabilizer, the height of the bench will not cause you any wobble issues. From what I can see there’s only a 2 yr warranty on the Marcy. I was slightly disappointed, I’d expected at least a 10 year on the frame, Bowflex 3.1 has a 15yr on the fame so offering only a 2yr one might put some of you off.
I wouldn’t let the warranty put you off, this really is a top weight bench for the money, the powder coated 14 gauge steel frame should hold up to more than a few years of everyday use.
When it comes to adjustability, the Marcy SB 670 beats all of our other benches hands down, with six positions opposed to the Bowflex’s three and the only bench with the adjustable seat under $150. This bench sure does shine with versatility.
Pros & Cons
No padded rollers for decline situps/presses? This might be a pro not a con for some