Exercise benches provide a solid foundation to a myriad of exercise options. They provide the platform you need to maximize correct form and position during strength-enhancing routines.
While the choice in benches now ranges from standard to multi-purpose, a few basics are held in common by the best benches. They remain stable during workouts, supporting full loads while not swaying from side to side. They are designed to enhance your ability to assume the optimal position when carrying out an exercise. They are as comfortable as they are durable. And adjustable models are easily manipulated to meet individual needs.
Standard benches include traditional high-strength flat models that provide a sound foundation for free weight routines while others may be adjusted to create an inclined or a declined surface for sit-ups and crunches. Ab and back exercise benches work two major muscle groups in a variety of formats. Some, when configured as an ab board, create comfortable a surface for inclined toning. When the back is the core muscle target, these benches may call for back extension and oblique flexing.
Olympic benches are essential to standard or Olympic weight training. Racks hold the bar with its weight plates while thickly padded seats provide the user with full body support. Free weight benches as a category covers a range of muscle-targeting options. They focus variously on the abs and back, biceps/triceps, and knees. As their name indicates, preacher curl benches provide a frame for seated arm curls aimed at strengthening the biceps. Similarly, leg curl benches offer a means to minimize joint stress while tackling your quadriceps and leg biceps. Seated calf benches help add definition to the lower leg by putting the calves comfortably through a full range of motion as they are raised against weight-distributing pads.
Whatever your needs, the current choices in exercise benches include what you are seeking.
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