AB-5000 FAQs


Features:

  • Grooved rubber feet to keep flat bench in place.
  • Grippy padded material to prevent slipping during workout.
  • Decline capability with leg attachment.
  • 7 back pad adjustments and 4 seat pad adjustments with laser cut degree markings on a stainless steel wear guard.
  • Urethane grip handle and wheels for easy maneuverability.

Common Questions:

  • Why would I choose the AB-5000?
    • REPs unique zero gap offering allows for an all-in-one bench. Quickly adjust the seat pad with a pop pin, to slide forward and back and eliminate any gap between the seat and back pad.
    • Ability to add the leg attachment opens up decline options and adds versatility.
    • Ideal for home gym or small group training.
  • What are the main differences between the AB-5000 and AB-5100? 
    • The main difference between the 5000 and 5100 is the seat design. The AB-5000 ZeroGap eliminates the gap between the back and seat pads. The AB-5100 is a rock-solid bench that has a minimal pad gap. Both are commercial grade, but the simplicity of the seat design on the 5100 lends itself better to larger commercial gyms. The AB-5000 ZG has a unique design that needs a few seconds of explanation, which is often not given in larger commercial/apartment gyms, but it is awesome for home & garage gyms, athletic facilities with coaches/S&C coaches around, and smaller training facilities like personal training centers, studios, and hardcore gyms.
  • Can I store this bench vertically?
    • Yes, however there will be pressure on the pad and therefore there is potential damage to the pad.

Hardware:

  • M12x90 square neck, M10x50 hex screw

Assembly Tips and Tricks:

  • When assembling the back pad, you will need to loosely thread bolts in middle section. Then begin to thread the other 4 bolts in. Once all bolts are loosely threaded, tighten middle section first. Then tighten other 4 bolts in an “X” pattern.
  • Tighten base bolts in an “X” pattern as well

Troubleshooting:

  • If the back pad has a lot of lateral play, tighten (6) set screws (2 silver, 4 black) using sizing 4&3mm Allen key.
  • If the seat has too much lateral play, remove the seat pad and check to see if the bolts attaching the seat plate to the guide tubes are loose. If they are, tighten down with a size 5mm Allen key.
  • If the angle plate on the back frame is scraping against the mainframe, loosen the 6 set screws holding the back frame and shift the back frame over to prevent further scraping.

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