Rugged Fitness Flat/Incline Bench

  • Manufacturer: Rugged Fitness
  • Bench Type: Flat/Incline
  • Adjustment Style: Telescoping
  • # of Back Adjustments: 7 (0-85 degrees)
  • # of Seat Adjustments: 3 (0-30 degrees)
  • Flat Bench Height: 18″
  • Pad Dimensions: 12.5″ Wide, 53″ Long, 3″ Thick
  • Bench Weight: 83lbs
  • Weight Limit: 1,500lbs
  • Wheels: Yes
  • Tripod Design: No
  • Color: Black
  • Made In: Import
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime on Frame

Read below to get a detailed look at the Rugged Fitness Flat/Incline Bench including product details, features, real user feedback, and more.


Rugged Fitness Flat/Incline Bench

The Rugged Fitness Flat/Incline Bench is a telescoping flat/incline bench with a thick back pad, 21 adjustment options, and other notable features.

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Features & Highlights

  • Telescoping Spine – The Rugged Fitness Bench uses a telescoping spine on both the back and the seat, providing a secure fit and a nice look. The frame of the bench consists of 2×4 11-gauge steel. Some assembly is required.
  • # of Adjustments – The bench offers 7 back adjustments and 3 seat adjustments for a total of 21 potential adjustment options. The back pad ranges from 0 degrees to 85 degrees (0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 85) and the seat pad from 0 degrees to 30 degrees (0, 15, 30).
  • Pad/Seat Gap – There is a manageable pad gap on this bench of fewer than 3 inches. While it’s not ideal for flat bench press, there are other benches with a larger gap. Depending on your height, the gap may be uncomfortable when performing a flat press. It may be a good idea to also have a dedicated flat bench to avoid the issue entirely.
  • Weight Limit – Rugged Fitness states a weight rating of 1,500lbs in the flat position, which is more than anyone would need. 
  • Not IPF Height – In the flat position, this bench sits at 18″ tall, which is just outside of the ~17.7″ IPF max. At 18″, however, most users will be able to generate ample leg drive.
  • Includes Wheels & Handle – This bench does include a handle and wheels for easy transport across the gym.
  • No Upright Storage – A vertical storage feature is not available on the Rugged Flat/Incline Bench.

What They’re Saying at

The Rugged Fitness Flat/Incline Bench receives very good, but limited feedback from users. With an average rating of 5/5, here are some of the things people have said at


  • “It is indeed rugged as hell… black, powder coated steel throughout. 2. Easy assembly 3. Heavy and tough commercial quality – I like it even better than the benches at my local gym! 4. I personally like the firmer cushions of this bench (I’ve read some complaints elsewhere and I don’t know why anybody who’s supposed to be actually working out would want “softer” anyway)… great, firm support from the cushions and not a bench for woosies. 5. I love the wider platform. Nothing more frustrating than when one-or-the-other shoulder blade pops off of one side of the back support when pressing heavy weight. This is the widest support I’ve found on any bench. 6. This bench also has the smallest space between the seat and back cushions, another frustration I’ve found with many other benches, when that gap is too wide. 7. OUTSTANDING customer service. This is a heavy bench, so I wasn’t too surprised that my box arrived pretty beat up. All of the metal parts were fine, however I did find some damage to the back cushion and I was missing a bolt. I contacted their customer service and they didn’t even bat an eye… sent me another brand new back cushion and not just the missing bolt, but an entirely new, sealed complete bolt/washer/nut set! So I now I have everything I need to keep my bench going for a long time. I am officially a big Rugged brand fan, and fan of Fitness Factory, they’re awesome! Thank you!”


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