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  • Bench Reccomendations?

    In the process of starting to upgrade my equipment. I have cheap craigslist rack and bench so it is starting to fail as my strength increases. The bench already has a noticeable bend in it. I have cheap and easy access to quality steel stock and I am handy with a welder so I’ll be building my own. I’ve downloaded the plans for the SS rack and that seems to be how I’ll go there. With the bench I am playing with the idea of leaving off the padding like the bench that they sell. Reason being is that although I’m handy at wood/metal, upholstery is another story. Has anyone benched on a bare wood bench? Do you experience any slippage?

  • #2
    Even if you go non padded you could get some non slip stuff on it.


    • dherko
      dherko commented
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      I thought about that. I already put chalk on my shoulders since the bench I use now is sketchy at best. Maybe stair grip tape or regular athletic tape?

  • #3

    i just put one of these on my bench, it's very cheap and works great: