Purchasing a weight bench is a big step towards upping your entire home gym workout game. This Fitness Gear Pro Olympic Weight Bench review is designed to assist you if you are searching for the best home gym workout bench.
Since I don’t have any more room in my garage home gym for another weight bench, I won’t be purchasing a unit for a full hands-on product review. Rather, I have compiled some in-depth research from different sources including actual customer reviews.
To go along with your new bench, I will also introduce you to other key home gym equipment you will need to complement this bench, such as a barbell and weight plate set.
Fitness Gear Pro Olympic Weight Bench Review
Fitness Gear exercise equipment is sold exclusively at Dick’s Sporting Goods. I am a big fan of this big box store. However, I feel that their website lacks certain information necessary to make the best purchasing decision.
Fitness Gear home gym equipment is known for great quality at an inexpensive price. Their entire line of workout equipment for the home is backed with a 1-year warranty along with a 30-90 day return policy. Dick’s is a nationwide company with many locations. This makes it easy for some of us to see their best exercise equipment as well as Fitness Gear workout accessories in person right the store.
Fitness Gear Olympic Bench Specifications
|Dimensions:||62” L x 51.3” W x 62.3” H|
Fitness Gear Weight Bench Accessories Included
I feel that the biggest benefit to this weight bench system is that it is all-in-one and basically turnkey. Rarely will you find a weight bench with uprights that includes J-cup barbell holders, spotter arms, and an adjustable weight bench. Really all you need is a weight set along with a workout mat, and you’ll be good to go!
Workout Bench Quality and Weight Capacity
First of all, the quality is there with a heavy-duty steel frame coated with hardened, rust-resistant paint. Because of the systems wide stance with stable feet, it’s a very safe and secure unit. The Fitness Gear Gear Olympic Weight Bench is able to support up to 600lbs of weight.
More expensive weight benches can have a weight capacity of 1000lbs or more. However, a 600lb limit is perfect for a utility workout bench in this price range. The Fitness Gear Weight Bench is designed for residential use but is made to hold the standard 7′ Olympic bar that you would find at a commercial gym.
The actual bench is soft and durable with a thicker than normal high-density foam padding. This is a simple design that makes it very sturdy as well as it being quick and easy to put together.
Weight Bench Versatility
The bench columns come with 22 different levels of adjustments which helps to customize your workout. These adjustments make it a very versatile weight bench, enabling you to position the bench at any height to hit your chest muscles at all different angles.
The seat and backrest can be adjusted in 12 different increments. This means that your workout program can be customized to include decline press, incline press (at several angles), flat bench press, and military press when the bench is at a 90-degree angle.
600lb weight capacity
Includes spotter arms and barbell holders
Adjustable weight columns and bench
Great value for the price
Heavy lifters need more weight capacity
Doesn’t break down for storage
Fitness Gear Olympic Weight Bench Reviews
At the time of this writing, the Dicks Sport’s review page had almost 300 reviews on this bench. They are mostly positive with a rating of 4.4 out of 5. Click the review below to see other Fitness Gear Reviews like it.
Barbell and Weight Set
This barbell and weight plates are really the only other thing that you need to get full use out of your workout bench setup. If you would like to use the same brand name as your bench, I recommend the Fitness Gear Weight Set below.
Fitness Gear 300 lb Olympic Weight Set
Fitness Gear Olympic Weight Set Specifications
|Total Weight including Bar:||300lbs|
|7′ Olympic Bar Materials:||Chrome steel|
|Weight Plates:||Resilient rubber casing|
Now that you are adding Fitness Gear weights to the bench, the sky is the limit when it comes to the number of exercises that you can perform. This includes anywhere from deadlifts to bicep curls to barbell rows. This set is also a Fitness Gear product, meaning that it is known for value and quality.
This Fitness Gear barbell set contains 300lbs, including a 45lb chrome Olympic bar and spring clips. Working with this amount of weight is perfect for beginner and intermediate-level athletes.
Adding a dumbbell set to the mix will add even more to your workouts. See my Fitness Gear Hex Dumbbell Review.
What Does Barbell Set Include:
- One 45lb 7′ Olympic chrome bar
- Two spring clips
- Two plates of 45lbs, 35lbs, 25lbs, 10lbs
- Four 5lb weight plates
- Two 2.5lb weight plates
Other Home Gym Equipment Options
Fitness Gear Pro Half Rack
Fitness Gear Squat Rack Specifications
|Dimensions:||51″ L x 65.7″ W x 85″ H|
|Materials:||Heavy Duty Steel|
If you want even more out of a single piece of workout equipment, you may want to look into this unit. With this squat rack, you will need to purchase a utility weight bench separately. However, there are so many more back and leg exercises you will be adding with this squat rack.
Like the Pro Weight Bench, this rack is made to be heavy-duty and designed for heavy lifting. There are 28 levels to adjust your bar height. This range should cover everything from decline press to calf raises. Just be sure to get an adjustable workout bench that is versatile as well.
Squat Rack Accessories Are Included
Like the Fitness Gear Bench, the Fitness Gear Half Rack is all inclusive also. Everything in the picture is included when purchasing this unit. This isn’t the case with most half racks and power racks.
The J-cup barbell holders and spotter bars are easy to adjust with numbered holes and a peg system. There are spaces to use multiple pull-up positions such as wide grip pull-ups, narrow grip, and hammer grip pullups.
This Fitness Gear Pro Squat rack includes 6 Olympic plate storage posts on the sides of the rack. These are another convenient accessory, especially if you need the extra storage in a small home gym.
Fitness Gear Pro Utility Weight Bench
Fitness Gear Weight Bench Specifications
|Dimensions:||54” L x 22.4” W x 17.8” H|
|Materials:||Heavy Duty Steel|
This Fitness Gear workout bench is of the same quality and comes with similar features at their Olympic Bench in this review. The main difference is that this folding workout bench is much more compact and comes with a handle and wheels.
It’s also versatile, including 3 seat adjustments and 8 backrest levels to allow for any type of weight bench exercises. The Fitness Gear Utility Bench is made of durable, heavy-duty steel and a thick, high-density foam seat and backrest.
“Heavy-Duty” Weight Bench Alternate
If you’re looking to lift a bigger load, you should step up to this higher weight capacity bench. Your workout program will probably never outgrow this one.
Rogue Westside Bench 2.0
Rogue Weight Bench Specifications
|Dimensions:||52.5″ L x 34″ W x 54″ H|
|Materials:||11 Guage Steel Frame|
The Rogue Weight Bench is a heavy-duty, professional-grade, and the package even comes with some accessories.
This is a true Olympic weight bench made with 11 gauge steel that has a weight capacity of over 1000lbs. The J-cups in one-inch increments to get any bar height. The reinforced bench can also be adjusted to one-inch increments to accommodate all arm lengths.
The Rogue workout bench includes adjustable spotter arms that are designed in true power rack style. Optional accessories include the “fat pad” benchtop for an additional $50 as well as an elevated spotter deck. This sturdy weight bench comes with a lifetime warranty.
Fitness Gear Pro Olympic Weight Bench Review – Wrap Up
As you can tell, the Fitness Gear Pro Olympic Bench is designed for both quality and value. The quality part is the heavy duty steel welded parts along with the sturdy 600lb weight capacity.
On Fitness Gear brand value, what I really like is all the weight bench accessories are included. There is no need to purchase attachments, just add a weight set and you are good to go.
I included the Fitness Gear Half Rack in this review as well, because of the price, versatility, and quality. This is if you want to include squats, pull-ups, and many more exercises to your home gym workout program.
If you have any questions or comments on these or any other piece of Fitness Gear workout equipment, please leave a message below and I will be sure to answer.
Fitness Gear Pro Olympic Weight Bench$249.99
- 600lb weight capacity
- Includes spotter arms and barbell holders
- 22 levels of column adjustment
- Adjustable bench seat and backrest
- Weight capacity too light for some
- Not a foldable workout bench for storage