One of the most popular pieces of home weight training equipment is the weight lifting bench. This is because there are so many different exercises that you can complete using this wonderful piece of gym equipment. If you are thinking about buying a bench for your home gym, it would be a wise move to do a bit of online research and shop around so that you can find yourself the cheapest and best deal that you can.

Weight Lifting BenchesWeight lifting benches are like anything elese that you can buy, there are benches that are cheaply made and there are benchs that are high quality and built to last. If you plan on training heavy, its a made that you buy a bench which is heavy duty. The number one reason for this is safety, if you are lifting lots of weight on a flimsy bench which is not designed to hold that type of weight. Then you are going to seriously hurt yourself should the bench colapse and fail.

These heavy duty weight benches do not come cheap though, so if you are on a tight budget. It may be a good idea to maybe look at buying a good second hand bench. The best places to buy good second hand weight lifting benches is Craigslist and ebay. With eBay having the most amount of benches online. Ebay is a shoppers paradise with more weight benches hitting the website daily.

Because this item is so heavy, almost every seller will be collection only. So the first thing that you will need to do is narrow down your eBay search to the amount of miles you are prepared to travel to collect the bench. It also go's without saying that you should never make a bid till the very last minute. By bidding early, you are giving other bidders the time to outbid you. The secret is to put in the maximum amount that you are prepared to pay for the bench at the very last minute and hope that you don't get outbid. If you do, don't worry there are more auctions just around the corner, you just need to be patient.

Craigslist is another fantastic website, again you will need to narrow down your search to the area that you live in. The good part about buying second hand home gym equipment such as weight benches, is almost everything you buy is going to look and work like new. Most gym equipment is sturdy, plus you need to remember most people who own this type of equipment do not use it. That is the reason they are selling it. Just recently I purchased a $1500 body solid home multi gym off eBay for a bargain price of only $400. It is like new and only been used an handful of times, so if you are worried about the quality of second hand gym equipment. Don't be, 99% of the time the equipment is not only going to cost a lot less but look and work like brand new.