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Best weight benches of 2023

Weider Traditional Flat Bench

If you're putting together a home gym, you're likely seeking a weight bench -- but there are several different options. Do you want a flat bench or an adjustable bench? And do you only want a bench, or do you want a bench that can also hold a barbell, has a leg developer and more features? Find the best weight bench for you ahead, in this complete guide to the best weight benches of 2023.

Top products in this article

Upgo adjustable weight bench, $103 (reduced from $170)

Bowflex Xceed home gym, $799 (reduced from $999)

Bowflex Blaze home gym, $899 (reduced from $1,099)

But first, you may be wondering what exactly weight benches are used for in a home gym.

"There are endless exercises you can perform on a weight bench," Certified Personal Trainer and founder of Keebs Fitness Kelly Borowiec told CBS Essentials. "Examples include dumbbell rows, hammer curls, tricep dips and side plank dips. You don't need to perform exercises only on your back."

How to find the best weight bench for you

So, which of the best weight benches of 2023 in this complete guide should you pick?

"The first step is to narrow down whether you need a flat or adjustable bench," Keebs said. "A flat bench provides greater stability for a heavier weight load. If you plan to perform a wider variety of exercises or complex exercises, an adjustable bench may be a better choice. Adjustable weight benches allow you to perform different exercises by increasing or decreasing the angle of the bench. They also enable you to stimulate different muscles in new ways.

It is also important to consider the weight capacity of the bench -- most have limits of around 500 pounds. This is more than adequate for most people but something to keep in mind for safety.

Some weight benches have useful features, such as a foot bar or adjustable feet. If you are trying to keep cost down, you don't need to have all the bells and whistles. However, they can be very helpful for certain exercises if your budget allows."

The best weight benches for your home gym in 2023

Find the best weight benches of 2023 from Weider, Amazon Basics, Bowflex and more in this complete guide. Shop flat and adjustable weight benches here.

Weider gym

Weider Gym

Get a full body workout with this weight bench that's compatible with 6.5-foot standard barbells and one-inch standard weight plates (sold separately). It has an integrated leg developer and can be adjusted to three positions for strength training: incline, flat and decline. This workout bench comes with a 30-day free iFIT membership that offers on-demand, trainer-led workouts. It has a 410-pound weight capacity.

Weider gym, $68 (reduced from $119)

Linodi foldable weight bench

LINODI Weight Bench

Both the seat and backrest adjust on this foldable bench from Amazon. Since it folds, you can stash it away after your workout it if you'd like. This stowable bench has a 660-pound weight capacity.

Linodi foldable weight bench, $69 after coupon (reduced from $180)

Amazon Basics flat weight workout exercise bench

Amazon Basics Flat Weight Workout Exercise Bench

This affordable, simple flat bench from Amazon Basics is stable for your workout and won't take up too much space. It's on sale now.

"This is a better bench than I've used in commercial gyms," an Amazon reviewer says. "It's notably wider, sturdier than most and more usefully, 41-inches long and 18-inches tall -- a necessity if you're taller than 6 feet."

Amazon Basics flat weight workout exercise bench, $52 (reduced from $67)

Upgo adjustable weight bench

UPGO Adjustable Weight Bench

If you're 5'9" or shorter, check out this foldable weight bench from Walmart. Its back has six positions, and it has four seat positions. Just fold it and put it away after your workout. This gym bench has a 600-pound weight capacity.

Upgo adjustable weight bench, $103 (reduced from $170)

Weider traditional flat bench

Weider Traditional Flat Bench

This flat weight bench from Walmart is your most affordable option here. It comes with an exercise chart to get you started with strength training. It has a 460-pound weight limit.

"Solid bench," a reviewer says. "Not fancy, but it gets the job done. Not wobbly at all." 

Weider traditional flat bench, $33 (reduced from $48)

Bowflex Xceed home gym


Looking for more than just a gym bench? This compact home gym system can give you a full body workout with over 65 potential exercises. The Bowflex power rods can be used to adjust the resistance from as low as five pounds to up to 210 pounds. This workout bench features an integrated lat tower and a removable leg extension/curl attachment.

Bowflex Xceed home gym, $799 (reduced from $999)

Bowflex Blaze home gym


The Bowflex Blaze is one of Bowflex's most popular home gym systems. This workout bench currently has a 4.6-star rating on Amazon. It features a folding bench, adjustable pulleys, a lat bar, a squat bar, hand-grip/ankle cuffs and a leg curl attachment for a full body workout.

Like the Bowflex Xceed, the Blazy home gym system offers up to 210 pounds of resistance. However, it is upgradable to 310 or 410 pounds if you need higher resistance for your strength training. 

Bowflex Blaze home gym, $899 (reduced from $1,099)

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