At VERVE we aim to make the best fitness equipment for home and commercial gyms. The VERVE No Gap Bench is quite simply the best zero gap bench available.
This heavy duty commercial grade bench will provide you with total stability. It features a high quality adjustment mechanism to ensure you can have no gap on the bench regardless of the position of the back. The photo shows how the bottom seat can slide out before it slides back in tight against the back pad.
This bench can become a Flat Incline Decline (FID) Bench if you also add the optional leg attachment. This optional leg attachment connects to the VERVE No Gap Bench enabling it to become a Flat Incline Decline (FID) Bench. This attachment is now sold out, but more are on order.
NO GAP IN THE FLAT POSITION
SUPER STABLE AND STRONG WITH HEAVY DUTY BRACING
NO GAP ADJUSTMENTS NO MATTER HOW YOU WANT YOUR SET UP
HIGH QUALITY HARDWARE WITH STEEL POP PINS AND LASER CUT ACCENTS
LASER CUT VERVE LOGO
- Thick 3mm steel construction
- Load Capacity - 453.5kg
- 30.5cm Back Pad Width
- 44.5cm to top of pad when in flat position.
- Grip handle and wheels for manoeuvrability
- Assemble quickly in 20 minutes
- Powder Coated finish
- Extra wide back pad for increased stability
- Wheels and handle for easy manoeuvrability
- Can be safely stored vertically for any home or commercial gym setting
OPTIONAL FID ATTACHMENT
Add this Optional FID Attachment to your bench to train abs, lock in the feet for select pressing exercises and more.
I purchased this bench during the peak of equipment shortages due to Covid. I bought it with the optional FID attachment, so it came in around $950 + shipping. At this price point, I would say you're just under 'commercial quality', so my expectations were pretty high.
I've been using the bench in my home gym now for about 5 months and I've gotta say, it has smashed all of my expectations! The bench is VERY solid when you are using it in the flat position. The seat has a little bit of wobble and tiny gap in the flat position when you're not sitting on it, but as soon as you're planted, it's not moving! In the incline positions the bench really closes the gap between the seat and the back support. It has 0 wobble and 0 gap when used in these configurations. The width of the bench is perfect for a powerlifting style flat bench. The versatility of this bench is the biggest reason to buy it. Before this bench I had 3 benches; one for flat bench, one for incline and one for situps. As soon as this arrived I sold all 3, as it really does it all. I read reviews of similar benches being hard to manoeuvre and it did out me off a bit, however once I received the bench and moved it around a bit, it's really not difficult to move around a small home gym. Yes it is heavy (this is a good thing!), but it's not so heavy that it feels like a workout to move it. I usually just use one hand on the handle to move it. The only time I need two hands is when I'm tipping it up to store away against the wall (super convenient btw)
Now, as for the optional FID attachment, I would say that this is a pretty great addition to the bench if you plan to use it to train abs, or hit some decline bench. When doing situps, the bench itself does have a bit of wobble when you're getting up there ready to do your situps but unless you're trying to make it fall over on purpose, it'a not an issue. I've personally not tried decline bench on this, but I imagine it would be pretty solid for it.
So to summarise, here'a my pros and cons:
- Very well built bench, feels solid all around.
- Does everything you would expect from a FID bench.
- The 'no gap' feature works perfectly in like 95% of scenarios.
- Looks like a proper commercial piece of equipment.
- For the price this is the best FID bench out there.
- Easy to manoeuvre and store away.
- The gap in the flat position could be tighter, however it's never been an issue for me while benching.
- Using the FID attachment and doing situps the bench wobbles a little, however nothing dangerous.
I hope this helps you out if you're looking into this bench!