The padding is soft and firm. I use it every day, it is stronger than the expected. The assemble instructions was much clear than i have ever seen. The thicken foam protect my legs, minimize the fatigue and increase the friction. Everything is fine. The exercise bench meets my needs. I and my husband love it. Thanks.
This bench is suitable for every one in our family so we use it every day. It only took 2 day to arrive our home and was packed firmly.