The Bodymax CF430 heavy duty bench is a fully adjustable weights bench with a 6-position back support that can be quickly changed from decline to upright positions.
As well as the impressive 363kg weight limit, this product article will take a look at the design of the bench in a bit more detail, including the more subtle features that set this bench apart from many others available today.
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If you are looking to buy a new workout bench for use at home, the chances are you may already have looked at a few possibilities before reading this product article.
While many weights benches can look very similar, it is the small differences in design and quality of materials used that will determine if a bench meets your own workout requirements.
The Bodymax C430 has been labelled a ‘heavy duty’ bench due to its maximum weight limit of 363kg. This helps to ensure that it isn’t a bench you will need to replace after just a few months of strength gains like some designs.
Keeping your core and lower body stable during pressing exercises such as the bench press and shoulder press is important for ensuring you can lift as much weight as possible and focus on the repetitions.
This is why the design of the front of the Bodymax CF430 bench is so important. The leg roller pads are kept close to the end of the bench, but provide enough space to slide your calves behind to prevent you from slipping down the bench when pressing heavier weights.
Rather than having a straight bar at the base, this has been rounded to create a platform for resting your feet as well as increasing the stability of the bench.
By positioning your feet at a higher level when performing an exercise such as the flat bench press, this allows you to drive down through your heels more and transfer the power to your upper body more efficiently.
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Bodymax CF430 – Features Summary
- Heavy duty Flat/Incline/Decline weight bench
- Well built heavy duty construction
- Adjustable multi-position back rest
- Comfortable durable upholstery
- L140 x W62 x H120cm
Benefits of an adjustable back support
While many exercise benches are available that offer an adjustable back support section to perform exercises at different angles (incline, flat, decline, upright etc.), the way in which this is adjusted can also be important.
The Bodymax CF430 features a very simple yet effective design, using no locking pins or sliding tracks.
The back support can be adjusted through the full range of angles, from decline to upright simply by lifting a support bar and resting it on one of the positions welded to the main frame.
With such a simple design this helps to keep the bench both strong and reliable, with no chance of any fault with locking pins.
You have a choice of 6 positions to adjust the back support to, each allowing you to target different areas of the chest and shoulders depending on the angle of incline.
Combining with other exercise equipment
While there are many variations of exercises that can be performed using the Bodymax CF430 and a good quality dumbbell set, if you were to combine this bench with a squat rack or power cage then you will be able to perform many different full body workouts.
In the case of many weights bench and squat rack combinations, the weight limit is usually only due to the limited strength of the bench.
But with a 363kg weight limit, you really only need to make sure the bar supports on the rack are strong enough (363kg includes bodyweight).
Although the Bodymax CF430 cannot be used for exercises on its own, when combined with even a simple set of dumbbells there are a number of possibilities for exercises that can be added to your workouts.
Below are listed just a few possibilities:
- Incline dumbbell press
- Incline dumbbell flys
- Dumbbell rows
- Lying tricep extension
- Seated concentration curls
- Dumbbell pullovers
- Flat bench press
- Decline bench press
- Seated shoulder press
- Seated lateral raises