Reviews for CAP Strength FID Bench
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5 out of 5, reviewed on 01.28.2010
The gym bench is sturdy enough and the price is just right for the value and purpose. This bench is good only for medium built persons. I am 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 142 pounds. If you are much bigger and heavier, I do not recommend this for you because you won't fit on this bench. It looks very discouraging to assemble at first because there are so many parts but when you get started it would take you only about an hour to finish. You would need open/closed wrenches up to 3/4". This bench is just right for me though so I am satisfied with the product.
4 out of 5, reviewed on 10.20.2010
I bought this bench because the dimenions were right for my size with the exception of the height which I figuired was incorrect. All the measurements are wrong, the bench is 19" H x 43.5" L x 10" W(center) 11" head and seat. I would not recommend exceeding the max weight but the wields are well done. I'm 5' 9" 200lbs and its works for me.
4 out of 5, reviewed on 02.15.2008
This bench is well made and relatively easy to assemble. It is PERFECT for sit-ups, since it provides a lock bar for your ankles and padded cushions for the back of your knees. The bench surface can be adjusted to four different positions and the padded surface is comfortable. Padded handgrips allow exercises for the lower body requiring you to hold on to prevent the upper half of your body from rising off the padded surface.
2 out of 5, reviewed on 10.12.2009
This product is pretty well built ..I weigh 250 lbs andit holds me ...But I find it very uncomfortable ...Thelength of it is too smallI would not recommend it for large men or women ..For smaller people it would probably be okay ...So I give it a 2 star ...
4 out of 5, reviewed on 02.17.2010
I'v had this bench a couple of days now and what everyone else has posted here is pertty much as it is.I chose this bench over the Gold's Gym one ($47) manly because of the looks. the only draw bak is the Ankle and Knee pads which get into the way of a lot of routines with bumb bells. And the top one can not be removed very easy after you put it on with water and it drys,So my tip to you is to use the water on one side which will pertty much be permanently and use a powder on the other side which will let it slide on and off eaisily thus the bar can be removed
5 out of 5, reviewed on 12.06.2009
Nice bench, great price. Get a socket wrench and it will be easier to assemble.It's a smaller bench, so it's not for tall folks. I'm 5'6" and it's perfect for me. Lightweight, but sturdy and strong. I love it!
5 out of 5, reviewed on 09.19.2009
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this bench. I'm only 5'2" and work out with mostly free weights. My husband has a full size bench but I wanted one I could use for just basic exercises, and one that I could move easily. This bench is perfect for me. Love the incline and decline...so easy to adjust. Love the ab work outs I can do on it!
3 out of 5, reviewed on 04.09.2009
I use it every night. easy to assemble but there was the back support that was improperly welded. I contacted CAP to send me a replacement part and have not heard from them. It has been about 2 1/2 weeks.
3 out of 5, reviewed on 05.26.2009
I do like the product. Its got good structure the only part that is miss-leading it that unit is probably made for a female or smaller frame person. The bench is to small to accomodate larger frames. The unit is stable and sturdy.
5 out of 5, reviewed on 10.05.2010
Clear instructions makes assembly of this FID bench very easy. A very practical and functional design for someone who is 5' 6" or shorter. I would not recommend this bench for folks who are taller than 5' 6". Not bad for the price.
3 out of 5, reviewed on 04.21.2010
Definitely not for a large person. I'm 5'3" so it's fine for me. Easy to assemble and sturdy . Good buy for the price.
3 out of 5, reviewed on 11.06.2011
It was easy to assemble in about an hour. I found the pin adjustment for the raising of the back cumbersome to use. I had to look under to find the hole and line it up to insert the pin. The cover is cheap unbacked plastic. I took it back and bought a bench for twice as much that didn't have the faults I mentioned.
4 out of 5, reviewed on 07.15.2009
This product was purchased for my fourteen year old son.Overall, the product was easy to put together and sturdy enough to support at least 200 lbs. I like the ability to adjust the back.My son and I didn't realize the bars at the foot of the bench were stationary until after the bench was put together, which was disappointing at first.I like the width of the seat because my son doesn't feel like he's going to fall off!Basically, the quality seems good to me and my son uses it everyday, so there you have it!
5 out of 5, reviewed on 01.13.2011
Ive been using this bench for 6 months now, and so far this bench is still holding its ground. I'm a bit over 6 feet and weight a little under 200 lbs. I do most of my upper body workout with the bench; chest, biceps, triceps, shoulders some back, leg and abs exercise.The weight limit (according to CAP website and manual) of the bench, user + weight is 300 pounds. I have tested the bench at the limit without stressing the bench, no squeaks, arcs, nothing so far. If you were looking for cheap but good bench in order to tone or gain some muscle; this is definitively a good bench for the work. Whether if your into fitness or want to start building some muscle. If you are looking to bulk up this bench wont last you too long but it will get you started.
4 out of 5, reviewed on 05.21.2012
This is great workout equmient for me I am a 5"11" man and about 280 pounds it does not shake like the other reviews say it does and if you buy weight to go along with it it gives you six workout perfect for upper body and abs ( curls, dumbbell flys, crunches, leg raises, tricep kickbacks, shoulder press) and it can hold up to a 300 pound person with ease but I should say that if you are buying this to lose weight because your are overweight like me the chair on the bench will not fit your whole butt ( so you burn that big butt off) easy to build only about 9 pices and 27 screws if you do what the little book says all in all it is a good buy.
5 out of 5, reviewed on 11.26.2010
Value for money: Very goodComfort while exercising: Very goodAssembly time: about 1.5 hours, good instructionsBack of cushion: Could be made a little better but ok for the money spent (just staples)Storage: folds up well. About 15 inches foldedOverall satisfaction: Excellent, Great value for the money and felxibility of working out at home.Definitely recommended.
5 out of 5, reviewed on 05.10.2011
The bench serves the purpose for my basic weight lifting exercises. It is collapsable to hide in corner or lean against wall or hide under a bed if there is room. It will incline and decline one step for most basic exercises. The covers are stiched well and assembly was easily done by myself even though instructions recommended two. Made in China. I had to move the bench out of the house for a couple days for the vinyl smell to disapate.
5 out of 5, reviewed on 06.29.2010
Easy to assemble. Small size. Safe and sturdy to use. Nice for a small space. If you are tall, this wouldn't work for you. 5'8" max.
2 out of 5, reviewed on 05.05.2009
I bought this bench and had it for two days. It is very well made. The price is great. Assembly instruction was easy to follow. I returned it because the gap between the seat and back support makes it very uncomfortable for doing sit ups.
1 out of 5, reviewed on 02.25.2011
Plain and simple, it's junk. Too small for an average size man. Pictures do not portray how it looks up close. It is not advertised on Wal-marts site or CAP's site as being made for women but that's how it is portrayed on the box it comes in. I still have to dis-assemble it for return.
Questions and Asnwer for CAP Strength FID Bench
How much weight can this bench hold? Is it sturdy or a little wobbly? Does it fold back so it has a flat surface or does it still remain at an incline? Thanks so much any who answer!
It's very wobbly. That back cushion/support rocks in the adjustable settings. The rod that you hang onto for sit ups or use for knee lifts is too small for the casing. I don't know WHO could sit on the thing and not have their feet dangle.
The manual says 250 lbs. It is steady and not wobbly for me. I'm over 200 lbs. The bench folds with the removal of a pin. It isn't flat when folded.
This bench has incline/decline/flat. I was really surprised as this was the only one that offered this feature. I've used it so far with 30 lb dumbells and it's rock solid.
I am 160lbs and it is seems fine. I wound't put much more weight on it. The floor legs are 16" wide, so it wouldn't be good for commercial use. The front section folds under the bench and the center hump keeps it from going flat.
Bench is rock solid strong...
The bench doesnt fold. You can only set it to decline and remove the front leg pin. But that will still keep the bench at almost the same height and just as long.
This bench can hold up to 300 pounds, it is a sturdy bench, and it has 4 ways to put the bench ( siting up right, lend back a bit, flat, and at the incline in the pic.). #your welcome
I paid less than $50 for this bench that I had to assemble--nearly completely--lots of little pieces--myself. The leather-ette cover is a little cheesy, cheap; but I feel like I got exactly what I paid for--a bench for crunches and arm free weights. I'm not putting it in a gym, I'm not sitting on it with nails in my pockets.
This is a very sturdy bench, as long as you put it together appropriately. I am 180lbs, and I bench 145lbs on a normal day, and I have yet to feel unstable on it. The way it inclines and declines is very stable. Hope this helps!