It is a panic inducing, injury causing, and embarrassing moment in the gym when you max out a weight and can’t bench it away from your chest and back onto the rest safely.
Hopefully people are quick to help but if not this bench may well save your life.
Rather than having to struggle and frantically fight a losing battle, one press of a hydraulic foot lever will lower the actual bench. As it does so the weight will be picked up by a secondary rest thus releasing the ambitious victim.
Currently it is being marketed for Kickstart funding as a means of allowing people to push their bodies to the max with the knowledge of a get-out clause. But this is probably missing its true value, it is a real solution to a health and safety nightmare.
What’s more there are no real tricks to it, just gravity.
This lads dad will probably be first in line.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.