Thompson Fat Pad Review
The Thompson Fat Pad has been the only bench press pad I’ll lift heavy on for several years. Its’ quality is unmatched, and the safety I feel benching on this over cheap, puny pads is insane. In this Thompson Fat Pad review video, I’ll share with you why you should consider purchasing this bench press pad for your gym.
Thompson Fat Pad Review:
- I purchased this bench press pad because I found myself struggling with security when using an aggressive leg drive. At times, my leg drive would slide my bench across the floor. At other times, I’d find myself sliding up the bench. I’d have to put weights on my bench feet to hold them in place and then bands on the bench to provide more grip between the bench press pad and my body. This wasn’t ideal.
- The Thompson Fat Pad fixed all of these issues. The wide pad provides more surface area contact with your upper back. Combine the pad width with the grippy texture of the pad material, and you aren’t going to budge an inch on the Thompson Fat Pad. Locking in your positioning will keep you safer, reduce strain on the shoulders, and help you move more weight.
- Not only is the Fat Pad better for bench pressing, but movements like barbell hip thrusts are so much more comfortable on the Thompson Fat Pad.
- Don’t put your Fat Pad on a puny bench press frame. Order a Monster Utility Bench for an elite setup
- Make sure you get wheels as this setup is heavy and awkward to move around.
- The biggest drawback of the Thompson Fat Pad is that it isn’t able to be attached to an incline (at least, I have not found a way). This means you may need another bench for incline work or will have to prop it on boxes to have an incline option.