The Adidas Essential Workout bench and squat rack combination is designed to provide a wider range of exercises to add to your own home workouts than standard weights benches by also including a preacher curl and leg developer attachment.
This product article takes a look at the bench and squat rack in more detail, including a few of the most effective upper and lower body exercises that are possible when combined with a barbell and weight plate set.
When looking for a new workout bench for use at home, it’s important to find a design that offers a wide range of exercise possibilities so that you aren’t limited to a particular program.
To offer a wider range of exercises, the Adidas Essential workout bench features a preacher curl pad and leg developer attachment.
Where many bench designs will provide just the preacher pad, this particular bench also includes a set of handles specifically designed to perform the preacher curl exercise.
In terms of the back support positions that are available, the simple to adjust locking pin system along the main support frame lets you choose from 5 preset positions, ranging from decline to incline.
This not only provides a wider range of possible ‘press’ type exercises such as the incline and decline press, but also exercises such as incline curls, dumbbell rows, incline flys, and incline lateral raises.
Squat rack design
Although the design of a squat rack may seem relatively universal, there are a few specific features that can be important to look for.
To be compatible with a wider range of barbell sets, the Adidas Essential Workout squat rack has been designed with a width that supports both the 6ft and the full Olympic 7ft barbells.
The rack also includes two main features to allow for quicker and safer changing of weights on the barbell; the weight plate storage pegs, and the retaining hooks attached to the bar supports.
The weight plate storage pegs make it easier to store and separate the different weight plates, making it quicker to change the weight on the barbell when training using more advanced techniques such as supersets or drop sets.
For added safety, a retaining hook is attached to each of the bar supports which can simply be rotated to prevent the bar from tipping off the rack when changing heavy weight plates.
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Adidas Essential Workout Weight Bench – Features Summary
- Adjustable Weight Bench angles to Flat, Incline, Decline & Upright Positions
- Bench and rack can be used together or independently for greater exercise range
- Adjustable bar holders on rack allow for perfect bar placement
- Retaining hooks keep the barbell secure on the rack when changing weights
- Removable Preacher Pad & Leg Developer come included
- Rack can accommodate both 6ft & 7ft barbell
- Storage pegs on rack for standard 1″ weight plates
- Robust scratch resistant steel framework offers enhanced durability and longer lasting use
Upper body workouts
Although the range of exercises is usually relatively limited with a standard flat weights bench, the range of back support positions and preacher curl attachment provides a much wider range of workout options.
Some of the most popular and effective upper body exercises that are possible with the Adidas Essential Workout bench and a barbell / dumbbell set are listed below:
- Dumbbell pullovers
- Preacher curls
- Incline bench press
- Decline bench press
- Dumbbell flys
- Dumbbell shoulder press
- Incline dumbbell curls
- Dumbbell rows
Lower body workouts
With squats being such an important exercise for overall strength and lower body muscle development, the Adidas Essential Workout squat rack is a useful addition to any home gym.
Although there are many lower body exercises that require large and expensive machines, such as the leg press and hack squat, it is still possible to put together an effective lower body workout plan using this Adidas workout system.
The following list is just a few of the most popular and effective lower body exercises that are possible when combined with a good quality barbell and dumbbell set:
- Back squats
- Front squats
- Leg extensions
- Hamstring curls
- Romanian deadlifts
- Stiff legged deadlifts