Weightlifting is an exercise that puts stress on your joints and muscles. To prevent this, barbell benches are used during this type of training. Performing weightlifting in a seated position allows you to properly direct the force to the most important parts of your muscles, namely your biceps or triceps. It is important that the bench is properly adjusted to the height of the exercising person, therefore in our shop we offer benches with adjustable seat and backrest. These products are made of durable metal elements, resistant even to very high loads.
Before purchase, we recommend that you check the load capacity of the bench - our shop staff will be happy to help you choose the right product. A standard element of each barbell bench is a rack for weights, some models are also equipped with so-called preacher curls, which allow you to perform exercises with dumbbells.
Barbell benches - the basis of strength training
Exercise is absolutely essential to maintaining good health. However, anyone who has ever thought about training at the gym has also had the goal of gaining muscle mass. It consists of many factors - training, diet and proper regeneration. Some of the exercises are more effective at this. One of the most difficult in technique, but also giving the best results in the form of muscle growth, are exercises with free weights.
The barbell bench is an indispensable piece of equipment in every gym, be it a home gym or a professional one. It will ensure the development of a very wide range of muscles. The easiest way to train chest, triceps, as well as shoulder muscles on it. This does not change the fact that properly selected exercises will also allow you to increase muscle mass on your back or abdomen. However, it is worth knowing that the classic bench press must be performed very carefully, because this is an exercise in which it is very easy to get injured because of the heavy free weights.
Anyone who has ever visited a gym knows that there are different types of barbell benches. Each will have a different use, and exercising on them will fatigue different layers of muscles.
Which barbell bench will be suitable?
It all depends on what muscle group you are prioritizing for training. For an even and complete expansion of the chest, it will be ideal to exercise at different angles. On the other hand, if your goal is to grow your shoulder girdle, a positive incline bench press will be more appropriate. What equipment to choose?
The flat bench
The flat bench is a classic option that allows for good development of the chest, triceps arm muscles, as well as the shoulder girdle. The most basic exercise is the barbell press, which is responsible for the development of all the muscle groups mentioned - especially the chest. It's worth knowing that the flat bench will also serve for exercises with dumbbells - you don't always have to use a barbell, as the variety of exercises is key.
Sit up bench
Here we are talking about two types of benches, as the slant can be positive as well as negative. The positive incline bench press will be great for developing the upper chest muscles as well as the entire shoulder girdle. On the other hand, a negative incline bench press will definitely affect the lower chest more.
An adjustable weightlifting bench is the most versatile option for a balanced and holistic upper body workout. It incorporates all the benefits of each of the benches - positive incline, negative incline, as well as flat bench.