For intermediate and advanced level lifters who want the best. Everything included here is heavy duty commercial grade equipment. The firm pad of the STS bench will never bottom out on you even on the heaviest sets. At nearly 600 lbs, the STS power cage takes quite a feat to move or fail in any way.
With this setup, in addition to flat and incline bench presses, you can also do other freeweight barbell exercises such as squats, military presses, calf raises, lunges, rack pulls, curls... all with the convenience of adjustable height bar holders and the assurance of safety catches when you need them to lift alone and count on it to catch a failed rep before the barbell crushes you underneath it.
The rack has a pull up bar and also gives you the option of doing dumbbell exercises with the bench, or you can of course do barbell exercises like deadlifts outside the rack.
The STS bench is made to lock into the rear of the STS power cage by means of a "stringer" connecting piece we included, to ensure that the bench is always in the perfect centered position. A special "depth adjuster" mechanism lets you slide the pad several inches backward for incline position to stay right under the bar.
We chose the York Legacy Calibrated Plates for this package, because we know that when you start lifting heavy, very accurate weights become a real issue to ensure you can keep accurate records of your lifts and progress properly. The 45lb plates are a perfect 450mm diameter to put the bar at the right deadlift height. Grip holes can be nice too, but the plates with grip holes are never as strong, and these legacy plates with the wide rims are easy to handle and give that classic look to your gym.
(ignore the grip plates shown on the 12 storage pegs - We don't have a good pic of the rack without those plates)
The 30mm olympic bar has a grippy black oxide shaft and is excellent for pressing and squatting.
This York STS power cage also has several options you can add - dip handles, exterior safety arms, extra bar catches, and pulling platforms.