Ironmaster Super Bench Pro
- Manufacturer: Ironmaster
- Bench Type: Flat/Incline/Decline
- Adjustment Style: Telescoping
- # of Back Adjustments: 11 (0-85 degrees)
- # of Seat Adjustments: 11
- Flat Bench Height: 17.2″
- Pad Dimensions: 10.5″ Wide, 47″ Long, 2.5″ thick
- Bench Weight: 68lbs
- Weight Limit: 1,000lbs when flat; 600lbs otherwise
- Wheels: Yes
- Tripod Design: No
- Color: Black
- Made In: Import
- Warranty: 10 Years on Frame
Read below to get a detailed look at the Ironmaster Super Bench Pro including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.
Ironmaster Super Bench Pro
The Ironmaster Super Bench Pro is a uniquely-designed FID bench with several notable improvements over the original Super Bench, including a shorter height, wider pad, standard wheels, etc…
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Features & Highlights
- Telescoping Design – The Ironmaster Super Bench Pro uses a telescoping spine that provides a nice-looking and very secure adjustment mechanism. The bench utilizes a combination of 11 and 12-gauge steel and weighs 64lbs before attachments. It ships with some parts pre-assembled but does require some simple assembly before use.
- # of Adjustments – The bench offers 11 positions ranging from 0-85 degrees (0, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 85). The seat can accommodate any angle perfectly since it’s a separate attachment. In the upright position, the seat can either sit 12.5″ or 14.5″ from the ground, which can accommodate users of different heights/preferences. On the regular Super Bench, you get a third height for the seat (12″, 14″, 16″), but there are other drawbacks as will be explained further below.
- Zero Pad Gap – Because the seat is an attachment that matches the back angle, there is zero pad gap in any position. The back pad is 44″ long, which can be used for flat benching without the seat attached.
- Pad Width – The pad on the Super Bench Pro is 10.5″ wide, which some people will like and others will not. This is wider than the 10″ on the regular Super Bench, but it’s ultimately a personal preference, as some people like the additional support of a wider bench pad. 12″ is the most common width, which is what I prefer as well. That said, some users prefer a narrower bench pad.
- Multiple Attachments – A unique quality of the Ironmaster Super Bench Pro is that it offers several attachments, making it a very versatile bench. The Pro version uses a different attachment mechanism that is faster and easier to use than the base version. The most popular attachment is the crunch sit-up, which holds your legs for decline movements. Other attachments include the leg attachment (leg extension/curl), dip bar, chin-up bar, preacher curl, etc…
- Weight Limit – Ironmaster states a 1,000lb weight capacity in the flat position and 600lbs in the incline position, both of which are in-line with other benches in this class.
- IPF Height – The biggest upgrade on the Pro version of the base version is that it offers a flat bench height of 17.2″ vs. 20″. The biggest complaint about the base version is that it’s too tall to generate ample leg drive for many users. That isn’t the case with the Pro version, which is within IPF specs.
- Wheels are Standard – Another improvement on the Super Bench Pro is that it offers wheels as standard, making it much easier to move around. The base version requires the purchase of a separate wheel attachment.
- Front Foot – The front foot is narrower on the Pro version, which gives the users’ feet more freedom to find an optimal position. It’s not as good as a tripod/single-post design, but it’s an improvement over the base version.
- Upright Storage – The Super Bench Pro does allow for vertical storage, which is a nice benefit to save space when not in use.
What They’re Saying at Amazon.com
The Ironmaster Super Bench Pro receives very good feedback from users. With an average rating of 4.8/5, here are some of the things people have said at amazon.com:
- “I really like the patented design for the foot plate that you press down on in order to adjust the bench’s angle. That was definitely thinking outside the box to increase ease of use and efficiency when switching angles between various exercises. The 11 adjustment angles are spot on. The first angle is 5 degrees which is great for low incline and high decline chest presses. Pad is firm and does not rock at all during heavy bench presses. Though I do wish the cushion in the pad was a bit thicker. No gap between seat pad and back pad. This is the only bench on the market I’ve seen accomplish this feat.”
- “Stop looking at weight benches, and just buy this one already. Its about as solid as they come. It has plenty of attachments. Its compact. It looks great. Worth every penny.”
- “This is different than the standard Super Bench in that is lower to the ground, the profile is a little different and because of that it is more stable at all angles. It is easy to roll away and hide or just angle upward and hang a jacket over it – for that purpose and the added stability afforded by a lower center of gravity, I think it is ABSOLUTELY worth the extra $69. If you don’t care about hiding it, or if you’re over 6’2″ I would go with the original because the added height will make it more comfortable when the bench is at a steeper incline”
- “It’s a little bit on the pricey side, but perfect for a home gym. Easy to put together, very sturdy, plenty of available attachments, easy to adjust. I highly recommend.”
- “My bench takes up little space, accommodates all of my exercise regimen, and is super durable.”
- “Overpriced. This bench is definitely not commercial quality. I would place it’s build quality at home gym enthusiast level. The width of the bench is too narrow. Definitely could use a wider back pad for more back support during heavy bench presses and shoulder presses. The width of the seat pad is MUCH too narrow. It literally fits right between my “cheeks” when doing seated shoulder presses. Definitely not comfortable but it’s not a deal breaker either. Both seat positions are too low. Your knees will sit higher than your hips when sitting upright during shoulder presses. So you can forget about any leg drive during shoulder presses. The attachments for this bench are lightweight, hollow, and feel a bit cheap. The seat does not have a pop pin to keep it in place during use so it can rock a bit while being used. the wheel attachment is useless unless you lift the bench to near 90 degrees before pushing it. Also they should have included a handle on the opposite side of the bench to make it easier to lift while sliding it forward using the wheels.”
- “I purchased the super bench pro on January 2020 and it’s April now. It did not notice anything wrong with it until recently. It’s April now and I have noticed that the bottom part of the bench pad is crooked. I pushed on it and it crunched signifying that the ‘wood’ supporting the cushion is damaged. I barely used the bench and while it does the job i am quite disappointed that it is damaged and i am hoping that it is just a defected product. I have contacted the company hoping that they will respond in a timely manner.
And another thing, it wobbles.”
Garage Gym Lab Review
The Ironmaster Super Bench Pro was a winner in the Garage Gym Lab Best Weight Bench Awards.
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