The Pure Fitness FID Weight Bench may be the ideal option if you are having difficulty finding an adjustable bench with leg developer on a budget.
In our review, we’ll take a closer look at the design features, exercise options, and customer reviews, to help decide if this would be the best gym bench for your own home workouts.
When it comes to working out from home, it’s often difficult to strike a balance between the space available and the number of exercises you are able to perform in that space.
On the one hand you want to make sure you are using the space efficiently, but you also want to make sure you are buying high quality equipment.
While it can be difficult to find a design that also provides a leg developer for under $150, the Pure Fitness FID bench manages to do exactly that.
Having this attached to the front of the bench allows for isolation exercises that target your quads and hamstrings, while still being able to perform the bench press.
Aside from the leg developer, you can also choose to adjust the back support pad through 6 different positions, from decline to almost vertical.
To try and keep the padded rollers out of the way during upper body workouts, the width has been limited to slightly narrower than the base frame.
This horseshoe shaped base section provides a useful platform on which to rest your feet and improve stability through exercises such as shoulder presses and dumbbell curls.
Pure Fitness FID Weight Bench – Features Summary
- Spring-loaded pull pin easily adjust the back pad between six incline and decline positions
- The padded ankle and knee rollers allow you to work your abs, oblique and hip flexors in comfort
- The comfortable, contoured seat and back are padded with 2″ of high-density foam and upholstered with heavy duty
- Easy-to-clean two-tone vinyl
Being a free standing bench without any barbell rack certainly helps to increase the variety of exercises available.
Unfortunately there aren’t any wheels attached to the base for easier transport.
But you can still position the Pure Fitness FID bench under a squat rack or smith machine to support barbell as well as dumbbell exercises.
The only limit worth bearing in mind is the 400 lb weight capacity, which includes both bodyweight and the weight being lifted.
Even when combined with a simple dumbbell set, the exercises listed below can be performed in both safety and comfort, thanks to the 2″ high-density foam used in both the seat and back support.
- Incline dumbbell press
- Decline flys
- Seated dumbbell curls
- Incline hammer curls
- Leg extensions
- Lying hamstring curls
- Elevated dumbbell lunges
- Decline sit ups
- Lying tricep extensions
While it’s sometimes the case that lower priced benches tend to receive lower quality reviews, for the Pure Fitness FID bench at least, this doesn’t appear to be the case.
Reading through the customer reviews that are available, almost all praise the stability of the frame and how easy it is to assemble.
The padding and upholstery is also found to be well stitched and of high quality, with several positive comments on the ability of the leg developer to hold both standard and Olympic weight plates.
The only negative points are based on the narrow width of the padded rollers for the leg developer.
If you think this could be an issue with your own workouts, it could be worth taking a look at the XMark FID bench. Although this is a higher priced design, there is a bit more width to the rollers, and a slightly wider range of positions.