It is hard to imagine a proper home gym without a workout bench. From light crunches to heavier weight training to pumping iron in a bench press and everything in between, a workout bench is one of the most versatile home gym items you can own. Conclusion? Get a weight bench. A weight bench like XMark XM-7630.
For as vital as it is, however, a workout bench can seem at once too basic and too complicated to really grasp. On the one hand, it’s “just” a workout bench – how hard could it be? But that’s just it – workout benches are so streamlined and simple-looking that it can be hard to spot the nuances that distinguish options from more middling ones.
So, where does the XMark Adjustable Weight Bench fall on that spectrum?
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XMark XM-7630 Adjustable FID Weight Bench Reviewed
52.5"L x 22.5"W x 50.5"H
One of the most important features for any workout bench is versatility. As stated, one of the biggest incentives for going for a full-on workout bench is that it can supplement or take the place of a wide range of different weights and, thus, allow you to perform many different exercises.
If you just want to lift a few weights or do a few crunches, any old bench might do, but for the full home gym experience, this versatility is critical.
Thankfully, the XMark XM-7630 Adjustable Weight Bench has that in spades.
It’s relatively easy to assemble XM-7630, although it can take some time. For your convenience, here is the assembly video:
Its ergonomic adjustable seat makes it that much easier to get a full workout in without sacrificing comfort. The seat itself can also be wiped down in case of sweat.
The unit also comes with three adjustment options for vertical preacher curls, adding yet more exercise options to your retinue of possibilities. The integrated preacher curl bar is also removable, adding more convenience and allowing you to perform exercises with and without it.
That emphasis on flexibility carries over to the dual developer area, which allows you to do leg curls as well as extensions. This section has another three adjustable positions, expanding the amount of leg exercises made possible by this workout bench. Both the preacher curl bar as well as the leg developer can make use of standard or Olympic plate weights.
As for the construction of the XMark XM-7630 itself, it features a baked black powder coat finish, which not only gives it a little extra flair, but also helps make it scratch resistant and quite durable.
The padding is two and a half inches thick, double-stitched, tear and sweat-resistant, made of Duraguard Vinyl, quite dense, adding that much more cushioning power to help ensure you remain comfortable throughout your workout. The legs and ankle pads are four inches thick, and the bottom of the unit itself is skid-resistant.
Just as important to a workout bench’s overall versatility is the amount of positions you can make it assume. Different exercises require different positions, and you don’t want to be caught out of position, be out of sorts, and then hurt yourself and be out of luck.
Thankfully, this model can be adjusted to fit seven distinct alignments. Rather than buy separate benches or other tools for exercises that require flat, incline, and decline positions, this bench lets you do them all.
Anyone who has ever used an adjustable workout bench knows how important it is for those adjustments to be as smooth and seamless as possible. You don’t want setting up your workout bench to become a workout in itself, and you certainly don’t want it to be unreliable in how it locks into place.
With this model, that’s never a problem. It adjusts smoothly and easily to each of the seven positions, allowing you to focus on the exercises themselves. Speaking of which, some of the exercises best suited to the many positions and features offered by this workout bench are:
Pros and Cons
Okay, armed with the knowledge of all the information from above, let’s summarize in pros and cons.
- With a 1500 lb. weight capacity, the XMark...
- From decline to military press position, this...
- Extra thick 3" Duracraft padding covered in...
- An added feature are the built-in transport...
There is a lot to like about this workout bench. It is very adjustable, making it that much easier for you to do dozens of different exercises. This plays right into the versatility which is supposed to be one of the great incentives behind getting a workout bench in the first place.
What’s more, this bench is very well padded, with the padding itself tear and sweat-resistant, meaning it will last longer without starting to smell or degrade. All of this makes this workout bench from XMark Fitness a worthwhile workout choice.
However, if you are looking for something for taller users with more weight support, I’d suggest checking AB-3000 FID bench by Rep Fitness. Also you can check our guide on the best affordable weight benches.