The Adidas Essential Utility Weight Bench combines a range of decline, flat, and incline positions with a scratch resistant steel construction to provide a strong, stable platform from which to perform a wide variety of exercises.
One of the key design features that sets the Adidas Essential Utility bench apart from similar designs is the addition of the foot support pegs.
Whenever you are performing any pressing exercise it’s important to ensure you lower body doesn’t move, with a tight core to focus all of your energy on the exercise.
These foot supports positioned under the seat can either be used as a platform to rest your feet on, or to tuck your feet behind.
By resting your feet on the supports you can build more power through your quads that will also benefit the pushing movement of the weight in both the shoulder press and the bench press.
If you choose to slide your feet behind the supports, this creates more tension through your lower body, helping improve your stability.
There’s even space for you to slide your feet under the foot supports when lying on the ground to keep your legs from lifting up when performing abdominal crunches.
Another important feature to consider when deciding which bench to buy is the range of back support positions. The Adidas Essential Utility bench provides you with decline, flat, a variety of incline levels, and a vertical position for shoulder presses.[divider]
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Adidas Essential Utility Weight Bench – Features Summary
- Adjusts to five different back pad angles with flat, incline, decline & shoulder press positions
- Leg rollers keep you secure to the bench
- Quick release locking knob makes angle adjustment quick and easy
- High density padded seat and backrest ensure comfort
- Robust scratch resistant steel construction feels safe and sturdy in use
- Perfect to be combined with a pair of dumbbells and a free weight rack for a complete home gym
One of the great benefits of a bench that features so many adjustable positions is the extra exercises that are possible.
While using the Adidas Essential Utility bench for pressing movements such as shoulder presses and the bench press are the best known exercise options, you can also use the bench as an assistance to bodyweight exercises.
Decline push ups, bench dips, and v-crunches are just a few of the bodyweight exercises that require a stable platform to be performed effectively.
The following is a list of just a few of the exercises that are possible, including some bodyweight only options (when combined with a dumbbell set):
- Shoulder press
- Bench press
- Dumbbell fly
- Bench dips
- Decline push ups
- Dumbbell rows
- Elevated lunges
- Seated side lateral raises
- Seated concentration curls
- Lying tricep extensions