Bowflex Bench 4.1 Vs 5.1: Comparing SelectTech Series 4.1 & Series 5.1

Bowflex 4.1 or 5.1 Bench – Which is Best for You?

Here, we will quickly compare two of Bowflex’s best workout utility benches — 4.1 Vs 5.1 — through firstly providing a brief overview of both and exactly what they have to offer you (in terms of being the staple piece of equipment in your home gym) and then follow that up with a concluding comparison section that highlights the significant differences (in terms of features & aspects) between the two. Then from that you can ultimately decide which is the ideal workout bench for you.

Bowflex SelectTech Bench Series 4.1 Overview

The selecttech 4.1 series compact workout bench is designed to be a strong & effective center piece (priced just under $200) to your entire home gym (particularly well suited for dumbbell, barbell and smith machine use). It is constructed from heavy-duty commercial quality steel hence both durable and extremely strong that can accommodate an entire load of 480 lbs (218 kilograms).

This workout bench has been constructed to promote & support correct posture and workout form — ensuring you are always safe when working out with free weights (e.g. the SelectTech 1090 adjustable dumbbells). You will also notice that it comes with a removable leg hold down brace that acts to help with support on the decline position. Also, as you can see from the image above it has wheels attached at the bottom, so after use you can easily just wheel it away into storage or re-position it for a different exercise.

It is adjustable at five different levels making it extremely versatile — at a 30 degree angle, 45 degree angle, an upright right angle (90 degrees), a flat bench and a decline position.

Dimensions: 56′ x 26′ x 20′ | Weight: 51 lbs

Bowflex SelectTech Bench Series 5.1 Overview

The 5.1 is essentially the upgrade to the Bowflex series 4.1 bench and a lot of the main properties remain the same (and is actually not that much more expensive at just over $200) being made from commercial steel to hold up a recommended 480 lbs and is padded to be extra firm and cushioned. it also comes attached with the transportable wheel and leg hold-down brace.

It does however come with a better warranty when bought new — providing coverage of 30 years on the frame as opposed to the 4.1’s 15 years (as well as a 6 week money back guarantee). Moreover, it also has even better versatility given that you can position it on 6 different levels: a 17 degree decline, flat, 30 degree incline, 45 degree incline, 60 degree incline and right angle. Bowflex also provide you with an exercise work sheet, demonstrating over 30 different exercises that can be performed on the 5.1.

Rating: 84% (source | Dimensions: 56′ X 26′ X 20′ | Weight: 61.7 lbs

What’s the Difference Between the Bowflex 4.1 and 5.1?

As you can see from above, the only real difference comes in the fact that the 5.1 is slightly more versatile and comes with a substantially better warranty coverage than the 4.1 does.

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Which SelectTech Bench Should You Buy the 4.1 or 5.1?

With a price difference of barely $10 & the bowflex series 5.1 clearly being the better utility workout bench, it is prettyobvious that this is the model you should be going for (unless you can find the 4.1 substantially cheaper). But do let me know which bench you decide to buy the 4.1 or 5.1 & why (in the comments below)?

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