Flat Utility Bench Comparison

These flat utility benches are meant for use either with dumbbells or with a separate rack/cage. The advantage of such a bench over a weight bench with an attached rack is the ability to move the bench out to do dumbbell work or to get the bench out of the way to do squats and other exercises with the rack.

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Best Olympic Bar Under $200

You're convinced you need a good 7ft bar and not a cheapo bar like one included in a basic 300 lb olympic weight set, but you balk at seeing people send a week's salary on one. You want it as a tool for weight lifting that will last a long time, but you don't want to regret blowing the extra $200 unnecessarily.

If that's you, read on.

You can spend $700 on a new bar if you really want to. And you might discover why it's so good once you start using it. The reality is it only makes sense for competitive athletes who want to be lifting on the same bar they have at the meet.

For bars strictly under $200, I've narrowed it down to this short list.