Corrine Baird. Benches. December 20th , 2017.
There is a seemingly endless style of benches for on to choose from when shopping for the right garden or backyard bench. There are backless benches which are very stylish and perfect for having a nice sit. There are potting benches which are the ultimate bench storage unit. A potting bench can, of course, give you a great place for your potted plants and are absolutely perfect for the garden. These potting benches also give you a place to store all of your gardening tools and other gardening accessories. Potting benches are awesome for the entertaining and serving of friends and family. Their featured drawers and table space are perfect for any person who has a lot of guests or a big family. These potting benches make it easy to prepare drinks or food wherever you are outside. A person can now even customize their bench for a perfect match of their outdoor surroundings. There are also Arbor benches which offer a style like no other.
Storage benches are a wonderful way of storing things without making it obvious, especially in a home where space is at a minimum. I am sure you can imagine that clutter is the one thing that can spoil a decent house. A storage bench is a boon in such cases. You can simply stash away the clutter including books, magazines, newspapers, pillows, and even mattresses for future use. Sturdy storage benches are also a nice way to provide extra seating around the house. They make for comfortable seats simply because of their bulk. Storage benches can also be used in a yard and can prove to be a boon when storing gardening accessories. These benches are also great addition to a poolside and can store your pool toys, frisbees or even rackets. Outdoors are ideal for storage benches in such cases. However inside the home, a storage bench is more than just a dumping ground.
Piano Bench Tops. The most common type of piano bench top is the hardwood bench top. Most have an optional model available with a music storage compartment that is very handy for sheet music or other music accessories (my kids will hide things in our bench all the time). Fancier and more expensive seat tops will be upholstered in fabric or even leather. Most bench manufacturers have lots of fabric choices to select from and they can be made to match your interior décor without issue. Vinyl is a nice substitute for real leather if budget is a concern. I personally like the fabric seat over a leather or vinyl seat top because of the capability of the fabric to breathe.
Taking this into account, if you are looking for a piano bench to go with your Steinway piano, the two most common options are either a wood top bench, or the above mentioned artist bench (the other option would be an upholstered top bench, which while more comfortable, does not highlight the elegance of the Steinway piano as much as a finished wood top bench does, and thus is less popular). Of the two choices, the most popular is the Jansen artist bench, for both its design and usability. If youve seen a Steinway piano in a concert hall, the adjustable artist bench with it is a Jansen (and its quality is such that it is perfect for performance halls, teaching studios, and home use).
The floor press is a powerlifters best friend. The set up is simple, and the logic behind the motion is even more obvious. All you need to do is set up a bar raised from the floor high enough that you can get your elbows below it, then you perform the same motion as a bench press, you push. The great thing here is that you are just focusing on the top part of a pressing motion, isolating the muscle fibers that are engaged when you try to finish a real bench press. Also, the floor press takes leg drive completely out of the question, hitting your chest and triceps with full force. Train moderately heavy for strength and a little bit of hypertrohpy, think 6-8 reps per set.
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