Thanks. I'll try more standing leg exercises as you suggested. Can that model be bought in the US?
Anyone know about the Ironman benches. They cost only about $125 and seem pretty good. It handles 500 pounds (I weight 150 and would work with maybe 160 maximum now, so that it is a lot of room for weight gain and more weights.)
Here is a link to one I might get:http://www.bayoufitness.com/Detail.bok?no=54
hehe! dont be so sure that you wont need 500lb! i had a crappy bench a little while back that would take 440lb. i thought great - i weigh 180lb and im benching 150lbs, no probs. then after about 6months i weighed about 215 and was benching 225. had to get rid of it then. now im 240lbs, benching nearly 300lbs (not at all much in the scheme of things) so even 500lb wouldnt be enough.
tom - that looks like a decent bench that you have - my only reservation is that in the 90degree position it doesnt look very stable - like it could fall back. have you had any such problems?