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Thompson Fat Pad™


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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  • 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 4.9 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bench Pad Ever!!! A well known Drug Free Bench Presser cought my eye seeing his posts constantly in his IG account like he did before in another Bench Invention so wanted to take a chance and did my research heavily on the Thompson Fat Pad and had to buy it where I was one of first to purchase it when it was Restocked and one best Purchases in investing in my health and in this year have made!...Get yours Highly Recommended!
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bench Top Ever! Donnie Thompson makes some of the best designs, paired with Rogues Quality in Manufacturing this product is best in class!
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best accessory for bigger folks Bought the TFP for a bench from another company. The stock pad was just meh. Didn't know how much of a difference the back pad made until I installed the TFP. More stability and less shoulder pain.
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well made for any lifter average or pro. I bought 2 of these about 2 yrs apart. Very durable , safe to use and gives proper support to keep your shoulders healthy!
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Necessary addition to your bench! Let me begin with saying that words can't explain what a difference this made to my Rogue Folding Bench. It gives me all of the shoulder support that I have needed when doing my bench press and barbell workouts. The support is suburb and the quality is top notch. I compared this to the Rogue Fat Pad but ultimately went with this one because it is wider. Now the negatives (albeit minor). Due to this being several inches wider then the stock pad that came with the bench, I felt that for stability it was necessary to add the additional bolts on each side of the standard middle bolt attaching the original pad. I would recommend that they add the 4 bolts and washers to the order since it would be a minimal cost to Rogue. Instead I just went down to the local hardware store and purchased some 3/8 standard 1" bolts and washers at a cost of about $3 and it did the trick. Now the pad isn't going anywhere. I also have an AB-3 bench that I use even more because of the incline/decline feature. It would be awesome if they could someone design a similar type of pad for that bench to make it even better and then you would not need a second bench to have this pad. I do realize that this is a challenging request because the thickness of this pad would not be conducive to up and down settings and how they would rub against the lower section of the bench. All in all I would strongly recommend this pad to prevent the typical soreness and strain that develops over time. It was on back order for a really long time but I am glad it is in stock and readily available. No doubt it does as advertised!
Date published: 2021-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome pad. Only one pad would do for this build. Much more comfortable than usual pads. Looks well made.
Date published: 2021-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best bench pad you can buy! I purchased this pad last year for my gym, love it every time I bench. Very comfortable, non slip surface, perfect firmness and high quality. Worth every penny!
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bench Pad on the Market Take so much pressure of the scapular system...allows you to “Unleash the Beast” under the rack.
Date published: 2021-01-03
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