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Thompson Fat Pad™


Designed by Donnie Thompson

The Thompson Fat Pad™ by Rogue is the proper bench pad to maximize power and minimize injury.

Donnie Thompson (checkout his bio below!) invested seven years of research in creating the Fat Pad™.


  • Promote Scapular movement
  • Eliminate Shoulder Hangover
  • Optimizes Back and Upper body Positioning
  • Increases mechanic leverages

Benefits of the additional thickness and width:

  • Scapular movement is uninhibited and eliminates AC tears
  • 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 Thompson Fat Pad™ is designed to bolt onto any Rogue Flat Bench.  It has 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.

Donnie Thompson Bio

In 1998, Donnie started competitive powerlifting. He is the first human to ever total 3000LB a mark that still stands today. Donnie has 8-all time World Records in Professional Powerlifting. Includes; 3 Bench Press records, 2 Squat records and 3 Total records. Donnie is currently the Strength and Mobility Director for 22 physical therapy clinics throughout South Carolina. Donnie travels to many Universities and High Schools around the country teaching and sharing his Powerlifting, Kettlebell training and Mobility work methods and experiences to the 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!"

- Clemson University Football Head Strength Coach, Joey Batson

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 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for me. I bought this recently and I really like it. Very supportive.
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scapular Support For Repaired Shoulder I had a torn labrum, rotator cuff, and bicep tendon repaired. Ever since I have been nervous to press with any degree of seriousness. The Thompson Fat Pad has restored my confidence to increase weight and to do so safely. Tremendous product that delivers on what it promises!
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For Wide Shoulders, Great Grip, Non-Slip I have had shoulder problems for a while now and using this pad has eliminated any pain and helps me focus on using my triceps and arms more. Don't worry if you don't have a Rogue bench to assemble this on, I have a Flex Fitness bench and measured it out evenly and used a few screws with washers to make it a custom fit.
Date published: 2020-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality Been wanting one for a long time and finally decided to pull the trigger. So glad I did. No regrets. My bench numbers all went up immediately with no other variables other than replacing my old pad with this one. Awesome shoulder support and once you set up, you are locked in slipping. Using 5cm bench blocks because of the extra height of the pad.
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great The Thompson Fat Pad gives me a lot of support and covers my whole back. This product is so good it instantly added 10 pounds on to my bench press.
Date published: 2020-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rogue fat pad I love the bench pad and love Donnie and his innovative ideas. I love the product its extremely high quality and well made. I do not appreciate a product that’s close to $200 with shipping to not include the bolts that fit the product. Not only that you don’t even list what size bolt or thread the bolt pattern has ANYWHERE and especially not within the package itself. So after stripping one of the T nuts with the incorrect bolt it took me another couple days of drilling and prying to free the original T nut and replace it with a new one from Home Depot and not destroy the wood too bad. I also noticed that this was already a complaint and still has not been addressed.
Date published: 2019-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from But it if you have bad shoulders. It’s worth it. My shoulders are pretty rough and they don’t hurt nearly as much when using this pad. Easy install. Bonus is my bench numbers are going up again.
Date published: 2019-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great improvement to my bench Hesitant about the cost, until I used it. What a huge increase in stability and actually comfort during bench press. Once again the best gear available is made in OH IO
Date published: 2019-06-16
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