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29-07-2015, 14:08   #1
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Buying a sit up bench

Can anyone recommend a sit up bench for a broad guy, 6'4 and about 15.5 stone.

I have seen several online but some have mixed reviews Re holding weight, quality of build etc. Looking for something fold-able like this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Conor-Sports...X5VTCV81HF7W45

but sturdy!!


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30-07-2015, 12:55   #2
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Have you considered use a floor?
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Have you considered use a floor?
I dont understand your grammar.....please try again!!

Anyone with any useful replies?
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Will this be used for anything other than sit-ups?
Whats your expected goals from using this?
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are these benches not a bit of a gimmick? You can do hundreds of different abs exercises on the floor, (crunches, obliques, leg raises, v sits, etc) but would be seriously restricted using this no?
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I had a lower back injury a few years back. so using a floor is out as it aggravates my lower back. I want to use something with padding and a mat doesn't help either.
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Wouldn't a bench put more strain on your back, especially if you have it angled? If you can't lie on the floor, try plank based exercises on the floor. You are wasting money and space to get a bench IMHO.
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I had a lower back injury a few years back. so using a floor is out as it aggravates my lower back. I want to use something with padding and a mat doesn't Harlow either.
I don't know of any benches that "Harlow".

How embarrassing given your previous condescending remark.

Got in before your ninja edit.
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I don't know of any benches that "Harlow".

How embarrassing given your previous condescending remark.

Got in before your ninja edit.

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So now that the dust has settled.............can anyone recommend a bench I could use for the reasons outlined above?

Pretty please?
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So now that the dust has settled.............can anyone recommend a bench I could use for the reasons outlined above?

Pretty please?
I don't have any recommendations, but for real; if you're getting lower back pain from doing sit-ups on the floor with a mat then maybe sit-ups are not for you - at least not without guidance from a proper, qualified coach. Sit-ups are really not all that great of an exercise that'd be worth the chance of exacerbating an existing back condition.
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So now that the dust has settled.............can anyone recommend a bench I could use for the reasons outlined above?

Pretty please?
If sit ups on the floor hurt you back then avoid sit-ups completely. A bench isn't going resolve the issue. The pain is down your sit-up form putting strain on lower back not the lack of a pad.

Do a leg raises progression, and/or strict form planks.
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Guys I do appreciate the advice but if someone can recommend a bench without telling me to use the floor, not do sit ups etc it would be greatly appreciated.........


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