Bowflex 5.1S Stowable Weight Bench
Bowflex 5.1S is a brand new release commercial level stowable bench with a compact space saving design and a premium construction. It is designed for home gym use and is stable and robust enough to handle the demands of several people working out on it on a daily basis.
As an FID (Flat Incline Decline) type of bench you can adjust it to six different angles: -17 decline, 0 (flat), and 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees of incline. This gives you a good deal of flexibility and the ability to hit different muscles at slightly different angles. The thick padded seat is quite comfortable for longer workout sessions and is also adjustable for more options.
The 5.1S is a very sturdy and stable bench with a maximum user weight capacity of 600 pounds with its commercial grade heavy-duty steel frame. It looks great in black and red, weighs 70 pounds and measures 61.3 x 28.1 x 49.5 inches as assembled and 23.9 x 28.1 x 52.3 inches as stowed. If you’re short on space in your home workout area, it is good that you can fold this up to reduce the footprint by fifty percent as you see in the photos on the product page on Amazon and store it vertically against a wall.
Bowflex 5.1S Bench is a very new release product by Nautilus Inc. without many product reviews out yet but the reviews on Amazon.com are positive. Like any fitness product you get on the internet, you’ll need to put certain parts together. But it is very easy to do and shall not take more than an hour with the simple tools and instructions included in the box, especially if you have someone helping you. You can fold it up, lean it against the wall, or roll it away easily on its transport wheels and store it in a convenient location.
It comes with a detachable leg hold-down brace to support your body better during an incline position. You can do a variety of exercises on this bench and work on your upper body and core section. The decline chest press is easy to perform with the – 20 degrees decline position and the legs hold-down brace to support your body. It has an ergonomic design, will help stabilize your position and correct your posture when you’re working out with free weights.
Nautilus Inc. has been in business for more than four decades and is one of the leading brands in the fitness industry. It offers unique home fitness solutions and has the well-known brands like Nautilus, Schwinn, Octane Fitness, Universal and Bowflex with a variety of resistance and cardiovascular training machines and equipment. They sell their products around the world, directly or through other retail channels. You’ll get a year of upholstery warranty and thirty years on the frame by Nautilus. To sum up, Bowflex 5.1s is a very solid, comfortable, attractive and ergonomic bench that is extremely well made with a high total weight capacity that should last you many years without dramas. It is quite easy to assemble and no parts look cheap.