How much does a bench press cost?
That’s the question being asked by consumers everywhere as the number of people who own a heavy barbells continues to grow and the price of their products continues to climb.
According to Benchpress.com, a company that specializes in price comparisons, there’s currently an average of $8,200 for a set of four sets of bench presses.
That’s a significant jump from the $5,000 range of the average bench press back in 2012, which is why the company is releasing its own “bench” price chart that shows a steep price jump in recent months.
Benchpress has done an impressive job in the past of keeping up with the rising prices of their competitors, and they’re likely to continue to do so for years to come.
As you can see from the chart above, a bench that costs around $3,000 or $4,000 can have a pretty substantial price premium over the comparable bench that cost around $4-5,500 in the summer of 2016.
The average price of a bench in 2018 was around $8K, but in 2017, it was closer to $8.5K.
Bench prices are still a significant increase over the $2,000 mark that we saw in 2013, but it’s clear that the price jump is a result of the demand for heavier bench presses and the popularity of the Olympic lifts.
It’s worth noting that the number one bench in the world is still the U.S. Barbell, which has been around since 1996.
The company recently announced that they’re working on a new heavy bar, the Bench, which will have a similar price premium as the U, which could be one of the reasons why bench prices are climbing.
If you want to see a cheaper alternative to a bench like this, there are plenty of great options for beginners on the market, but for advanced lifters who want a much more expensive bench, Benchpress’s Bench will likely be a better option.
As for the pricing, Bench is currently available in a variety of weights, but they’re currently offering prices ranging from $3.00-4.00 for their four-bar set and up to $7.00 and up for their six-bar setup.
It may be a little pricey at first glance, but Bench has said that they’ll eventually lower their prices for people with more experience in the weight room.
Bench has also partnered with a few other companies, including Elite Sports, to create an online store that lets people order the bench for as little as $4.95 per set.
The Bench is one of those products that many lifters just want to get their hands on, but we don’t think the competition has quite figured out the best way to offer that.
With more and more people having access to free weights and free weights alone, you can bet that we’ll see more of Benchpress products come to market in the future.