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Old 12-22-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Hello. I dont know if this is where this thread should be.
But Im just wondering what factor of safety is used in weight benches.
I have a weight bench that says it has a max weight capacity of 180kg. Ive had a max weight of 200kg on it before. I wonder what would be the max weight It could hold. If anyone has any idea or background in manufacturing strength training equipment, any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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Usually benches that list max weight mean lifter + weight on the barbell. At least that's what I was told.
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Ya thats what I mean. My weight plus the weight of the barbell was 200kg. Its a weider bench. And usually things like benches would have a factor of safety. Generally structural things (not benches) have a factor of safety of 2 at least but I dont know about weight equipment. I wana know a rough idea of how much weight I could have on it before it would fail.
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