Golds Gym XRS 20 Weight Bench Review

Technical Details and Features

  • Bench assembled dimensions: 72L x 26W x 22H inches (183L x 66W x 56H cm)
  • Rack assembled dimensions: 32L x 48W x 64H inches (81L x 122W x 162H cm)
  • Total assembled weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
  • Rack weight capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)
  • Bench weight capacity: 600 lbs (272 kg)
  • Possible exercises: 10+
  • Warranty: 90 days

Weight benches comes in cheap prices yet with simplest features which covers all of your body training. The most affordable weight benches are offered by Gold’s Gym which are multifunctional. One of the best and most affordable weight bench is XRS 20 which Gold’s Gym offers with curl pad and leg development attachment. It comes with weight bench, curl pad, a leg development attachment, a squats rack, along with safety bars for chest press exercises.

The assembled weight of Gold’s Gym XRS 20 Weight Bench is 128 lbs (58 kg) which means it has the stability to handle the rough usage for exercises easily and can manage the user’s weight up to 600 lbs. It is well-constructed using steel material with finishing of corrosion resistant paint.

The Bench

The basic and most important part in Gold’s Gym XRS 20 is its weight bench. The material used in manufacturing of the bench and the squats rack is same which is steel with finishing of corrosion resistant paint. The upholstery is quite durable and is made of synthetic material with approximately of 3” of cushioning which provides the best experience of the exercises. It come with two important attachments; preacher pad and leg development attachment. It also provides you several positions for exercises as the incline can be set up to angle of 70 degrees and decline can be set only to angle 180 degrees.

The dimensions of the bench are 72” long, 26” wide and 22” high above the floor level allowing the stability and comfort for all the exercises performed. Users under 5’ may find it a bit difficult to touch the floor while exercising. But discussing it generally, the bench offers the comfort to the users of all heights.

Squats Rack

The dimensions of the squats rack are 32” long, 48” wide and 64” high above the floor making it perfect to perform the squats. The best feature of the squats rack is that it is designed for Olympic 7’ bars. There are stoppers designed in the rack to set the bar according to the user’s needs. It also includes the weight plates storage pegs which helps to store the weight plates. So it means, your weight plates will never have to lie on the floor anymore. The frame of the squats rack is made of steel tubing making it more stable and sturdy enough to handle the weight up to 300 lbs.

Preacher Pad and Leg Development Attachment

Preacher Pad station is designed for preacher curls. Its angle is non-adjustable and only curves to angle 30 degrees. Anyhow, its vertical post has 3 height adjustment positions.

The curved bar for the preacher curl is available in the package which is quite simple and provides a good grips. Both these are separable.

Leg Development Attachment station offers to perform the exercises on leg extensions and leg curls. The peg is 1” thick to perform the exercise on legs with weight plates. It also includes 3 sets of padded rollers to provide the user the comfort for the legs. And the material used for padded rollers is rubber foam.

Possible Exercises

These are the following exercises XRS 20 weight bench offers:

  • Bench press
  • Incline bench press
  • Decline bench press
  • Dumbbell press
  • Incline dumbbell press
  • Decline dumbbell press
  • Preacher curl
  • Leg curl
  • Leg extension
  • Squats

Maintenance and Assembly

Maintenance of XRS 20 weight bench is required through time to time. The nuts and bolts just needs to be tightened and if the attachments begin to make squeaky sounds, it just needs to be lubricated, and should solve the problem to use the machine again.

The assembly of XRS 20 weight bench is not difficult as the step by step instructions comes in the package. It takes almost 2 hours to fully assemble the equipment. The tools are not provided in the package so the user have to get those themselves.

The Cons

  • Safety catch bars are only included for chest press exercises, but not for squats
  • No barbell included
  • One position for decline for the bench only, that doesn’t offer ample decline

The Pros

  • Durable and sturdy construction for both the bench and the rack
  • Led attachment for leg extensions and leg curls included
  • Capacity to handle weight more than 300 lbs
  • Easy to assemble
  • Small maintenance required
  • Weight bench can handle weight up to 600 lbs

Final Verdict

Gold’s Gym XRS 20 Weight Bench has the great features and covers the whole body training. The features it offers are more than the price it comes with. This weight bench is an excellent choice for those users who want to workout by staying at home and want to stay fit with just a simple bench.

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