This is one of the well-known fitness weight benches that are in the market now, and it is very highly praised and rightfully so. It is a masterpiece in how it works, and it is also very multipurpose. You can tell this just at first glance of the Gold’s Gym XRS 20 Olympic Bench because it looks very high-tech and very well crafted. It is a somber looking piece of equipment for those fitness fanatics.
However, if you are looking to delve into the life of fitness and muscle building, do not be deterred by the complexity of Gold’s Gym XRS 20 Olympic Bench. It is very easy to use for anyone; yes even newbies. It has been described as an all-around utility bench that incorporates the worlds of comfort and functionality in an incredible way so that you, the user, can get the most out of their workout session.
The Gold’s Gym XRS 20 Olympic Weight Bench is multi-purpose in its uses, and you can see this in the bench’s specs. The instrument has:
- A 6 roll leg developer built within its structure, which is essential to developing and strengthening various muscle in your lower half. The leg developer will allow you adequately to work your hamstrings, your quads, your glutes, as well as your hip flexors.
- Roller Preacher Pad: This is a new feature that has recently been added onto Gold’s Gym XRS 20 Olympic Bench. The Curl Preacher Pad slants slightly downward like a preacher’s podium in a church. But you will not be using it for preaching here; rather, you will be doing some hard-core upper body workout exercises to keep yourself on point. It isolates your forearms as well as your biceps and at the same time it ensures that you maintain a proper workout form throughout the exercise.
- Adjustable Safety Spotters: The next feature that makes this weight bench a must have is the the adjustable safety spotters. If you have the Gold’s Gym XRS 20 Olympic Bench in your house, most of the time you may not have someone there to spot you and so as to avoid any ugly accidents from happening when you are alone, they fit the 9.5 inch spotters. They can be used when you are doing the normal squat-type workouts and at the same time offer support during bench
- Detachable Curl Yoke: It also has this detachable curl yoke which when attached you can use to work on your upper body strength then detach it to use the leg developer. They really thought this out very well.
What sets it apart?
It has an adjustable backrest that will apparently go from incline to decline to completely flat for the press exercises. This helps the apparatus to fit into very many types of workouts.
If you really want to use the Gold’s Gym XRS 20 Olympic Bench to its full potential then you can even detach it from the rest of the uprights and work on your core, leg work, abs and biceps in a series of bench related exercises such as the seat dumbbell curls. Speaking of the uprights, they are actually adjustable and they accommodate both the Olympic and the standard barbells which is the 7’ and the 5’ bars. This means that you can be in the Olympics competing or at home improving your fitness and the Gold’s Gym XRS 20 Olympic Bench will work very well for you.
The squat centre is worth mentioning because it incorporates strong uprights and also power catch technology and extra-long safety spotters.
The seat adjustment design is very good and easy to use. They make it like the seat is tailor made for your rear end because it is very comfortable which lessens your energy expenditure and thus keep you going for longer; just like a battery.
If you were wondering where you would put all the weight plates that the Gold’s Gym XRS 20 Olympic Bench uses then you should know that they also incorporated a storage space behind the squat stands and so you do not have to worry about leaving the around and you stumbling onto serious weight in the dark. But remember that the Gold’s Gym XRS 20 Olympic Bench is not all grit and work but it also has a soft side to it so that you do not think that it is too stern. So they had slick vinyl seats sewn on it and the elegance it possesses now is marvellous.
It does range in the bigger size categories and so you are going to have to get some space for it because its dimensions measure 73 inches by 49.5 inches by 65 inches with a weight of 114 lbs.
Every big machine must have its flaws however and the Gold’s Gym XRS 20 Olympic Bench is not immune to that. The squat stand is a bit unstable but if you place weights in the storage area then it is relatively fine. It is also very tedious and time consuming to assemble but once you get it done it will not disappoint. All in all the Gold’s Gym XRS 20 Olympic Bench is a great weight bench.