Gold's Gym XRS 20 Olympic Workout Bench with Squat Rack
|MSRP : $199|
Sale : $149
|Sold & shipped by Walmart|
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Unstable, broken bushings.
Decent for the price, but there are adjustments to be made. The main frame is unstable, not welded square. The floor support was 1/2 inch out of square, QA/QC be had to reinspect. Also the bushhings for the squat rack tower adjustment are destroyed out of the box. I will contact manufacturer after I get the bench registered.
Another Excellent Gold's Gym Product
Solid structure, sound welds, nice design. High quality merchandise for the price. Better than average, even for a former gym rat. Santa bought it for my 16 and 14 yr. old sons, and I'm glad he did. We have Olympic plates and bars - wouldn't use anything but - and this bench and squat rack is the crown jewel in our home gym. Love it.
The bench is very sturdy, I used an impact driver to set all screws on the rack and bench. I would recommend getting extra weight to keep on the back of the rack to add stability. Downsides: the feet pop off the bench a lot if you dont glue them on, the bench doesnt go to a 90 degree angle for shoulder presses, the bench is not totally straight on mine because some of the pre drilled holes were not lined up. If you are over six feet tall youll have trouble with the squat rack and run out of height on the poles. These are minimal downsides for a cheap, but quality piece of equipment. If you are a casual exerciser this is a good piece of equipment to build a home gym around. If you are a serious lifter this is a good bench and rack at a bargain price.
Everything I Need at Home
I'm glad I purchased this bench. I spent several months researching home gyms and was very willing to pay top dollar, but the reviews on this workout gym were pretty good consistent. I'm a little woman and I put this together alone in a few hours with two kids running around. The instructions are super easy to understand with correlating pictures. Staying competively fit is extremely important to me but paying $80 a month just to get into the door of a crowded gym is absurd to me so I had to do something. I can work every part of my body even more efficiently now that I can take my time. The equipment comes with a a great photo diagram for different exercises using the bench that I find helpful. I will say that the shipping was quick but there were pieces sticking out and falling out of the box so I feared I lost some pieces even though I didn't but it did scratch my hardwood floors in the foyer which made my husband unhappy. Aside from that, I love it.
Great features and very affordable!
Assembly took just over 2 hours with my husband's help. Make sure you have lots of tools, especially an adjustable wrench and a socket wrench set. All parts seem very strong and durable. The only thing that will eventually break would be the cushion seams on the weight bench. I like how we have a separate weight rack for squats and a very versatile bench. The only thing is we'll have to move the bench depending on if we want to bench press or do squats. Overall, this is a great buy and I'm excited to see my results! Just a heads up, there are a few small pieces shown on the instructions, but they might already be somewhat assembled, so you might think you lost a piece, but it's already where it should be. Another thing, the weight bench accommodates 2" olympic sized plates. We have this set up in our two car garage. There is still room on one side to park one of our cars. See the photos I took.