If you are trying to get fit, you shouldn’t neglect any area of fitness. You should do your cardio and eat right, but the number one thing that you need to do to get fit FAST is weight training, and if you want to do weight training at home you are going to need a weight bench.
How to choose the best weight bench.
#1. Decide how you will use it. Personally I like a flat weight bench with adjustable weight dumbbells. But many people like a bench with a barbell stand. It all depends on what kind of results you want and how you intend on using it.
#2. Get quality. There is no easier way to injure yourself than to buy a crappy weight bench. To find quality you will want to check out the customer reviews on Amazon.com and see what other people have to say about the bench that you are looking at.
Also make sure that your bench has all the metal parts coated or painted. This will keep it from rusting when you are using it.
#3. Decide on a flat or adjustable. This is completely a matter of personal preference. I prefer a flat bench, but a lot of people like the support an adjustable one gives to their back. It all depends on what you want.
Selecting and using a weight bench (and weights) can get you fit in the fastest possible timeframe. Be sure to set aside time to use your bench in order to get the most out of it.