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Thompson Fat Pad™

$207.00 CAD

Thompson Fat Pad
Designed by Donnie Thompson

Manufactured in the USA, the Thompson Fat Pad™ by Rogue is the proper bench pad to maximize power and minimize injury. This oversized bench pad measures 50” L x 14.5” W x 4.5” H (about twice the thickness and 2.5” wider than a standard pad), and is designed to bolt onto any flat Rogue weight bench. It also includes a plywood bottom that enables it to be mounted to most other benches, as well.*
*Drilling and additional hardware may be required if you are mounting to a non-Rogue product.

Powerlifting legend Donnie Thompson (checkout his bio below!) invested seven years of research into creating the Fat Pad™, with each design choice offering a new slate of potential benefits to the lifter . . .

Key Benefits of the Thompson Fat Pad's Added Thickness & Width:

  • Promote Scapular Movement - uninhibited movement also helps to eliminate AC tears
  • Eliminate Shoulder Hangover
  • Optimize Back and Upper Body Positioning
  • Increase Mechanic Leverages
  • Very little to NO Translational Loading
  • Common Pec Tweaks are a thing of the past!
  • Angry Humeral Wear on the bicep tendon and soft tissue GONE!

The Fat Pad has been a 5-star product for years based on Rogue customer reviews (viewable below). It’s available here with a black “grabber’ vinyl cover.

See Also: The Rogue Competition Fat Pad - same thickness, but narrower 12.5” width

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Specifications:

  • Made in the USA
  • Created by Donnie Thompson
  • Dimensions: 50” Long x 14.5” Wide x 4.5” Thick
  • Compatible with all Rogue Flat Benches and many other benches
  • Color: Black

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Donnie Thompson Bio
In 1998, Donnie started competitive powerlifting. He is the first human to ever total 3,000 LBS, and posted 8 all-time World Records in Professional Powerlifting (3 Bench Press records, 2 Squat records, and 3 Total records). He is currently the Strength and Mobility Director for 22 physical therapy clinics throughout South Carolina, and travels to many universities and high schools around the country; teaching and sharing his Powerlifting, Kettlebell training, and Mobility work methods and experiences with football teams and coaches.

"I have had zero shoulder injuries in my weight room since I have been using your Fat Pads. Not only do they work great, these big athletes like the comfort of them when they bench. They hate going home and using their old benches!"
- Joey Batson, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach - Clemson University Football

Gear Specs

Brand Rogue Fitness
Made In USA Yes
Color Black
Product Weight 32LB
Length 50"
Width 14.5"
Height 4.5"
Other Product Specs "Grabber" vinyl cover, holes placed to fit any Rogue flat bench.
Thompson Fat Pad™ is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really stable bench I started training on this a few weeks ago and it has made a huge difference in my ability to recover from bench workouts. The usual pain in the pecs and shoulders has really been minimized. I initially had some issues with mounting it to my bench, but I took the pad to the local hardware store and we eventually found that the best bolt for it is a 3/8, 1 inch bolt with course thread. It wouldn't take with a 3/8 bolt with finer thread, but the course thread works perfectly. With the added height of the pad, you may need foot blocks or plates to set your feet, but that is easy to do. All in all, this is an excellent addition to my gym and it will get used weekly.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I bought this pad in hopes it would give my shoulders extra support as well as improve my already stout rogue flat bench. Wow. Wow. Wow. Very impressed with grip, size, width, and tank like feeling of this pad on this bench. Did bench immediately after receiving this beast of a pad in the mail and I am currently convinced I just bought a game changing piece to my ever expanding home gym. Thank you rogue.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bench pad you will ever use!!!!! I was hesitant to believe all the hype surrounding this pad, but I have started to experience a lot of pec and shoulder issues. Shipping was extremely fast and I benched with it the first night. I had a rogue bench already so installation took less than 5 minutes. I benched that night and could immediately tell what people were talking about with it helping pec and shoulder issues. Worth every cent.
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you have shoulder problems get this now! I am a current top 5 bencher, [email protected], and have been suffering from shoulder problems that have not been able to go away. I still compete so not benching is not an option. Getting frustrated that my shoulder issues are holding me back I have tried a lot of things and finally tried the fat pad, my shoulders got noticeably better. By the 3rd week of using it my shoulders no longer hurt at night keeping me awake like they used to. They are improving each week where benching isn't irritating them any more. Some may worry that with training with this wide pad when they use a competition bench it will throw them off. While the setting up is a little different, I would rather have my shoulders pain free and adjust. Last week I went to another gym and used the competition bench and my shoulders hurt at night again. I was able to set up okay on that bench and still bench 420x4 so it didnt throw me off. And the grip on this pad is awesome, there is no chance of sliding. best gripper pad I've used.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny I was skeptical of the claims surrounding this bench, but decided to take a chance on the Fat Pad and I am glad that I did. The width, grip and depth all combine to keep my back tight and my shoulders secure. I'd been rehabbing my left shoulder for 6 months and while it had improved, progress had been slow. Now two months after using the Fat Pad, my bench is back to where it was pre-injury and my shoulder feels great. If you're in the market for a bench and/or want healthy shoulders, it is worth every penny.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Best pad - ever. I will never go back. Mounted it with 3/8" x 1-1/4" lags. Drilled 1-1/4" deep in to the bottom (see picture)- plenty of wood there.
Date published: 2015-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest thing since sliced bread! The bigger you are the better this works for you. I wear a size 50 suit coat and the back of my triceps touch the pads edges at the bottom of my bench stroke. Takes some getting used to. If you are much smaller than me, this pad is probably too wide. I'd love to see this pad offered in different widths. Other than that, this pad is the greatest boon to benching since the bench shirt. Love how you can lock your shoulders in with it. Had to change my set up to work with this pad because it's so grippy, but worth it. I'd put one on every bench I could.
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real bench pad I bought this for heavy dumbells. Narrow bench pads require to much balance killing your reps. I will buy another one. Very high quality!! I fabricated a proper size frame for this pad. MCW Certified Welding
Date published: 2019-03-20
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