FULL Review of the XRS 20

The XRS 20 has long been recommended for a total-package at-home training tool. Let's see why.

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What Do We Like About the Xrs 20?

The XRS 20 is a combination of an adjustable weight bench and a stand-alone squats rack. The rack supports the use of 7-foot Olympic barbells and two Olympic weight plates.

The home gym equipment has a preacher pad and a rubber foam padded leg development attachment that can be detached during bench presses. The bench itself can be used in three positions, incline, flat, or decline. It rests twenty-two inches above the floor and has three inches of cushioning for extra comfort.

How Much Weight Can The XRS 20 Hold?

The weight bench of the XRS 20 can hold up to 600 pounds of weight, meaning a user who weighs 300 pounds can lift up to 300 pounds of weight on the bench. In addition, the independent squat rack supports up to 300 pounds of weight.

It has a solid steel tubing construction as well as a solid prop for the backrest of the bench. The led development attachment will also take up to 300 pounds of weight.

Is the Weider XRS 20 Good for Home Gyms?

The Weider XRS 20 is a good addition to your home gym. At less than $200, the equipment is affordable. It is easy to assemble, though you might need one more hand to lift the heavy parts and make the work faster.

With the Xrs 20, you can do over ten exercises, including inclined and declined bench presses, dumbbell presses, preacher curls, leg curls, and squats. You can also use the rack posts, which stand at 64" height for pull-ups, though you will have to keep your knees bent.

Is the Weider XRS 20 Easy to Use for Squats & Bench?

Yes, the Weider XRS is suitable for squats and bench. The bench measures 72" in length and 26" in width. It is sturdy and will support up to 600 pounds of weight. You can also choose between exercising in an inclined, flat, or declined position.

There are multiple inclined positions to choose from; the highest is about 70 degrees. However, there is only one decline position in the XRS 20. It will only decline about 5 degrees from the flat position.

The stand-alone squat rack features two sturdy catch bars that can each be attached to four different positions on the upright posts. The posts themselves are adjustable. You can use any of the nine adjustment holes, which are about 3 inches apart. The rack also comes with two rear pegs where you can store your weight plates.

What’s the Footprint for the Weider XRS 20?

The stand-alone squat rack measures 32 inches in length, 48 inches in width and stands at the height of 64 inches. The upright posts stand about 42 inches apart on the inside and 48 inches apart on the outside.

The posts rest on a curved base that is about thirty-two inches long. It won't take up too much space, but you will still have adequate room during squats. It also has enough space for the 26 inches wide bench.