Even though COVID-19 cases are dropping, it’s still a good idea to maintain social distance. One way to do that is to work out at home rather than at the gym. And while we’ve written about lots of home-gym equipment before — including the best big-ticket home-gym equipment and the best foam rollers — here, we’ve rounded up the best weight benches, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Since demand for at-home workout equipment, including weight benches, has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, stock has been constantly fluctuating on Amazon. We’ll keep updating this post as more best-rated weight benches come back in stock.
Best-rated weight bench
“I used to go to the gym, which cost me $120 a month and 30 minutes driving back and forth. Now instead of spending that amount of money and time, I do exercise at home using this bench,” says one pleased customer, who describes this bench as “sturdy and yet inexpensive.” Nearly 300 other five-star reviewers agree about the quality, including one reviewer who says that even after a month of constant use during quarantine, “It feels very sturdy while doing a variety of exercises. This seems like the sweet spot with price and quality.” Another reviewer replaced her full bench setup with this foldable, easy-to-store option, and though she was initially afraid it wouldn’t be as strong, she says, “I could not have been more wrong. I’m 5’9, 168 pounds, and this thing doesn’t budge when doing step ups or any other exercises. With this, my power blocks, and resistance bands, I can have a fully functioning gym set up available to me right in the closet of my studio apartment.”
Best-rated (less expensive) weight bench
Over 7,000 reviewers give this no-frills, under-$60 weight bench a five-star rating, and hundreds describe it as “sturdy,” “great price,” and “easy to assemble” in their reviews. “I thought I would take a chance on this bench since it was so cheap, and I couldn’t be more satisfied,” one reviewer begins. “It was packed well and went together in about 5 minutes… I hopped on for a few quick reps to test it out and found that it was incredibly solid — absolutely no wobble at all. With the indicated 600-pound limit, this should be fine for heavy lifting for just about anybody.” They add that the padding was “thick and firm” and that they couldn’t feel any bolts underneath either. Another appreciated this weight bench’s “maneuverability,” writing, “I don’t have much floor space to work with at home, so I have to reposition the bench quite often depending on the exercise. It is light enough to reposition for different exercise setups with ease, but also very stable when in use.” While others note that it’s “not a bench for serious lifters” because of its smaller size and lack of incline, it gets the job done for beginners — and, as one reviewer says, you “absolutely can’t beat the price.”