Body Solid GFID71 Heavy Duty FID Bench Review
The Body Solid GFID 71 Heavy Duty FID Bench is a top of the line weight bench designed for those users serious about their in-home workout routines. The frame of this bench is made from sturdy 2” X 3” steel and features a 6 position ladder style back and seat is made of 2.75” of thick durafirm pads. There are T bar with oversize rollers and an expandable leg developer.
This bench declines, inclines, and lies flat with around a 30% decline. There is 3” gap between the back support and the seat. This bench is quite heavy so the transport wheels makes moving this bench easier. The bench frame is U shaped at the front for help keep the bench sturdy even during the ruggest workouts. It should be noted that the bench is 70 inches long which may make it difficult to fit under some cages.
In addition to the bench there is optional equipment you can purchase for a larger variety of exercises. The optional attachments are sold separately, but include a Preacher curl, Leg developer and cable pulley. Some of the exercises you can do without using the optional attachments include:
- Decline, Incline and flat bench presses
- Dumbbell Pullovers
- Tricep Kickbacks
- Seated hammer curls
- Incline dumbbell curls
- Seated side lateral raises
- Decline sit ups
- Ab crushers and more
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This bench does not offer resistance by itself, but the amount of resistance you get during these workouts is provided by the amount of weights you use and the type of exercise you engage in.
This bench is quite comfortable to use. It is sturdy making it ideal and safe for lifting weights of all sizes. The padding is 2.75 inches deep and is firm enough not to bottom out while still providing comfort for users. The 9 inch padding of back of the bench is plenty wide enough for most users. A T bar leg hold down is provided to keep users from slipping while using the bench in the decline position.
This workout/weight bench does not come with any computer and none is needed.
This weight bench measures a full 70” X 28” X 19” and weighs roughly a 100 pounds.
The GFID 71 weight bench will bear weights up to 1000 pounds and each leg developer has a weight capacity of 150 pounds.
You can’t any longer product warranty than the lifetime warranty that comes with this bench. It is nice to see that this company stands by their products and the lifetime warranty is sure to make users have more confidence in this weight bench and the company that makes it.
Body Solid GFID71 Heavy Duty FID Bench Review by Users
Reviews for this weight bench run between average and good. Users do find this weight bench stable and solid. This bench is easy to assemble allowing users to assemble this bench themselves without the need to pay a professional to assemble the bench for them. The instruction for assembly is easy to follow.
The padding of the bench is extremely thick and makes it more comfortable to use even when lifting heavier weights. Using like that this bench allows them to work out in 6 different positions and they love the fact that this is a commercial quality bench. Users also like the fact that there are several different optional attachments that can be added offering them different workout options that they can’t get from the bench alone.
Users like the leather covering of the padding and find it easy to clean.
While this weight bench certainly is exceptionally well made and solid, it is not without its flaws. While the 70 inch length adds to the comfort of this weight bench, consumers need to make sure they measure the workout area to make sure that this bench will fit. It should also be noted that this bench’s length makes it more difficult for this bench to be used with a cage.
Some users may find the narrow back and seat cushion a little on the narrow side, but that will depend more on the size of the user than any problem with the weight bench itself.
A few users did complaint about the receiving benches with scratched frames or with all the parts rattling loose in the bench.
The Body Solid GFID 71 Heavy duty FID Bench is a sturdy and reliable weight bench designed for both and commercial use. It is a high quality bench that sells for a hefty price, but the lifetime warranty as well as the 1000 pound weight capacity makes this bench well worth the price for those users who are serious about weight lifting and staying fit.
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