I am outfitting my new personal gym. After spending years in the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning industry I had high expectations and reservations when purchasing my own. I know commercial gym equipment can be very expensive. Without wanting to take out a loan I did some shopping. I do not know what drew me towards American Barbells bench but I took a chance after reviewing other brands. I am very pleased with the bench. It is solid and well built. My only suggestion for improvement would be to allow the bench seat to be raised one more position.