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Benching Issues


I'm on winter break right now, so I've been back and forth between school and home pretty regularly. At the gym I train at school, it feels like the bench is higher, and I'm having a lot of trouble getting tight. At home, I'm able to close-grip bench the same weight I used last at school. Anyone notice a different in bench heights? I know it might just be a comfort issue mentally, but i really can tell a difference. Any ideas?


I forgot what the height is but they are mostly standardised. However there are different heights so I would suggest you put a pair of 25lb plates to support your feet.


my schools benches were too short but most have a pin or lever somewhere where you can raise/lower/ them.Also seen many with 3 levels for the bar on one bench....like a fish hook laid on its back with the hook up