- pro is 2.8” lower, 2” wider (I’m jealous) and 3” longer
- you can use the locking lever from both sides
- pro has 2 positions for the seat (mine has 3)
- not all attachments fit on both regular and pro versions
The first bench I got was from Craig’s List and it got the job done for quite a while. Eventually the bench tore and I decided to buy a new one. I liked the quality of the Ironmaster DBs so much that I picked up their SuperBench!
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You can also get both the DBs and the bench together in a combo deal from the Ironmaster site .
I think I did well, it’s been over 8 years now and it’s still as good as new. No tears or sagging anywhere. The value I got out of it is still increasing by the day!
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How is the IronMaster Super Bench different?
This thing is really versatile!
- This bench has 11 different angles to choose from – 0°, 5°, 10°, 20°, 30°, 40°, 50°, 60°, 70°, 80°, and 85°. Useable in both incline and decline (- if you get the crunch add-on)
- Rated for up to 1000lb in the flat position, 600lbs in the incline position
- Uses a foot lever to lock the bench into positions instead of the standard pin you see in all other benches. - I find this to be a much easier way to adjust the angle of the bench
- The seat is removable, it’s a tapered seat attached to a bent steel bar. The seat can then be plugged into any of the 3 spots for it in the bench. The seat is always 90° to the backrest.
- Extremely high quality materials used, this bench will last!
- The variety of add ons. They keep adding more and more add-ons, it is a modular total home gym.
The Bench Materials
- It has a 11 and 12-gauge super strong square steel tube frame
- The black steel parts are powder-coated to help protect against nicks and scratches
- The backrest and seat use commercial grade vinyl with a thick padding all stitched together securely. The padding is over 2 inches thick, with the stiff backing it is 3 inches thick.
- The bench is 44” long by 18.75” wide and 20” tall overall.
- The backrest by itself is 44” long by 10” wide and is 3” thick. As I mentioned it before over 2” is padding
- When the bench is in the upright position the seat height can be 16”, 14” or 12” from the floor. When the seat is in the highest 16” position, the top of the backrest will be 31” from the seat.
- The bench weighs 60lbs without the seat. The seat is pretty hefty and I’d say it weighs about 8-10lbs
The attachments are where you can change the super bench from just a bench to almost any other piece of gym equipment. This can get quite expensive since all the attachments are sold separately and you will have to budget that into your calculations.
You can make it into a pull up station to a cable machine. These would be what I would consider the essentials
- Crunch Sit Up attachment which allows for decline work as well as ab work.
- Dip Handles attachment attach to the top of the bench for dips
- Chin Up Attachment which also attaches to the top of the bench. Goes from 78” to 89” adjustable in 2” increments
If you have the room I would recommend getting a 1/2 rack or full power rack for chin ups. The stability can’t be beat, but a full power rack is MASSIVE.
If space is an issue the attachment is a good alternative, the over the door ones tend to mark up the walls/door and height becomes and issue.
There are many more attachments/extras you can get for the super bench but I consider these the must haves.
The manufacturer even has a “Super Combo” which has the bench, sit-up and dip attachments for $349. There is also a package that includes the 75lb adjustable dumbbell set along with the super bench and above attachments.
Assembly & Installation
- Assembly could not be much easier. It comes pre-assembled except for the rubber feet in a big box. Just unbox, stick the feet on and you are good to go.
- 10 year limited warranty for mechanical integrity (if mechanical issue occurs when bench is used according to instructions for normal home exercise use)
- 1 year upholstery warranty to the original purchaser
- Finish and wear items such as rubber and painted surfaces are not covered.
- The bench is light enough to pick up and move but some wheels would have been nice
- The base stand could have been maybe 2” longer. This would make it more stable when doing chins or dips. It is still acceptable but a little longer would have made it rock stable.
- The Crunch Sit Up attachment is REQUIRED if you want to do decline work. It isn’t prominently displayed anywhere but keep that in mind.
- All the shiny attachments can add up quick 😄
This bench really is a super bench.
The almost excessive number of angles you can set it to, will let you hit your upper body from all different directions.
The bench is heavy enough at 60lbs to have a good heft and not move when in use but still be light enough to move around at will.
The foot lever to change the angle is brilliant! I wish the benches I used previously at the gyms had this. It makes the changes go much faster.
I found the super bench to be quite affordable and over the years I get more and more of my money’s worth out of it. If you are thinking about getting the DBs as well, I would recommend getting one of the packages.
This bench has lasted years and I am confident it will go for many more!
I hope you found this helpful!