The Fitness Reality 810 XLT power rack was recently reviewed, and it led me to another popular product from this brand: the Fitness Reality 1000 Super Max Weight Bench.
I don’t think that Fitness Reality needs a special introduction, but maybe a short one will give you a better picture of this brand. They make all kinds of fitness equipment, from power racks and power towers to exercise bikes and weight benches.
Today, we'll be focusing on Fitness Reality's 1000 Super Max bench, so let’s dive right into the features, pros and cons, and overall recommendation on whether or not it's worth the money.
Table of Contents
- Fitness Reality Weight Bench Reviewed
- My Experience With The Fitness Reality 1000
- Pros and Cons
- Comparisons With Similar Weight Benches
- Should You Buy The Fitness Reality 1000?
Fitness Reality Weight Bench Reviewed
Regular Dimensions (LxWxH)
59" x 23.5" x 48.5"
1 Year Limited
Main Features Of The Fitness Reality Super Max
This weight bench is made of strong tubular steel frame construction with powder coating. The bench can be used in inclined, declined, and flat positions. The back-pad is adjustable from a 20-degree declined position all the way up to an 80-degree inclined position and has a total of 12 adjustment positions.
The bench has an 800-pound weight capacity, mainly thanks to the unique triangular support structure that gives this bench incredible strength.
The leg bar offers additional weight support an has 3 adjustable positions. It's also detachable and can easily be removed. The front seat is comfortable and large enough to accommodate heavier individuals.
The bench is foldable and the folded dimensions are 51″L x 23.5″W x 9″H (129.5 x 59.7 x 22.8 cm) while the assembled dimensions are 59″L x 23.5″W x 48.5″H (150 x 59.7 x 123.2 cm) and the empty bench weight is 35 pounds (15.8 kg).
Packaging & Assembly
The assembly of the Fitness Reality bench was pretty straightforward and it came practically preassembled. My bench did not come with a manual, but I quickly found that it was needed and was able to get it set up in about 15 minutes.
With a price tag under $100, this is considered a budget-friendly weight bench. Considering it has 12 back adjustment positions, which is more than many expensive benches even offer, I'd say that the price is fair and the value for money is high.
My Experience With The Fitness Reality 1000
Frame & Adjustability
Firstly, I have to say that I was quite surprised by the sturdiness of the Fitness Reality 1000 weight bench. It is very stable and does not wobble at all, even when I put it to the test on a carpeted surface. For that reason, I'd say that the claimed 800-lbs weight support is accurate.
In terms of adjustability, the flat position is not entirely flat, and I'd say that there is probably a difference of a few degrees from point to point. It’s nothing noticeable at first glance, and you might not even notice it when you're actually doing your reps. But if you want a bench that lays completely flat, then you might want to look elsewhere.
The 20-degree decline position is more than enough, along with the 80-degree inclined position. Some people might miss the 90-degree position, which isn't one of the adjustable positions available with the Fitness Reality 1000.
The front seat is large enough (15.3"W x 14.5"L) and the material is very comfortable. I was pleased to see that the gap between the front seat pad and back pad is minimal, which can't be said for all adjustable weight benches.
The backrest is comfortable, although it could be a littler larger in my opinion. Even though Fitness Reality recently made upgrades to the size of the backrest - it's 2" larger than the previous model - some people feel that it's still a bit small for their liking.
Weight & Height Limitations
This bench is specifically designed to be compact and portable. It folds for easy storage and sits on a set of transportation wheels. These are great features, but it also means that the Super Max isn't ideal for bulkier individuals.
This goes back to the small-back-pad feature; if you're wide in the shoulders and upper body, then you might experience some limitations on what you can do with this bench.
Pros and Cons
As with every piece of fitness equipment out there, the Fitness Reality 1000 weight bench comes with many pros as well as some cons:
Comparisons With Similar Weight Benches
One of the best ways to do your due diligence for selecting the best weight bench for you is to compare it with similar models. There are 3 that are very similar in functionality and design to the Fitness Reality bench:
Should You Buy The Fitness Reality 1000?
- [800 LBS WEIGHT CAPACITY]: 800 lbs weight...
- [UPGRADED WIDER BACKREST/SEAT]:Upgraded 2019...
- [12 POSITION ADJUSTABLE BACKREST]: Smooth 12...
- [DETACHABLE LEG HOLD-DOWN]: Detachable 3...
If you prefer a bench with a good amount of weight support, sturdy construction, compact design, and affordable price tag, then the Fitness Reality 1000 weight bench is for you. But first, check the size of the bench and pads to confirm that it will work for you.
If you are looking for something that's built with commercial-grade materials, then you can check out the Super Bench by Ironmaster. You can also browse through the complete guide on adjustable weight benches for more recommendations.
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