This is my first bench I've ever purchased and it works ok for me. I'm 5'7" and approx 130lbs. It's definitely not for larger people as it's fairly low to the ground. So low that working out my legs isn't even an option. I will say I set it up myself in about an hour so that was pretty easy. I would recommend this to anyone just starting out lifting like I am, but don't expect to have a lot of variety with your workouts.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend