Competition Flat Bench Press
Designed to meet all IPF standards for bench press competitions, the 3906 has all the right measurements:
Pad surface height: 17″
Pad dimensions: 51.5″ x 12″
Pad extend from bar center: 9″
Gap between bar catches: 44″
One inch hole spacing
Spotter platform dimensions: 18″ x 30″
Other features include chrome plated posts and bar catches, laser cut hole numbering, only two frame bolts – everything else is welded for the ultimate in strength and rigidity. Tall bar catch tabs make it easier to rack the weight. Posts adjust from 29″ all the way up to 44″ in one-inch increments. The pads are constructed using 32 oz. vinyl that is double stitched over very dense 8 lb/cu. ft. foam padding, but sized to not get in the way of shoulder blades.
Constructed from 11 gauge steel, so the strength far exceeds what is needed for the job. Bar catches feature polymer wearguards to help protect the bar knurling. Another wearguard on the side of the post protects the finish from plates that are propped there during plate exchanges.