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 5.0 out of 5 by 46.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fatpad and Rogue bench I had to wait a while to be able to get a fat pad due to the backstock, but it was definitely worth the wait! I’m a big guy 6’3 320 pounds and this was a game changer. I definitely feel more secure on the bench due to the extra width.
Date published: 2020-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tank! Best bench pad I’ve ever used!!!! Despite shipping costs for rogues products to Canada this bench is amazing!! Rock solid, love the tack of the material that prevents slipping or movement while using. The density is perfect! Very supportive yet forgiving. The extra wide pad made a lot of sense after watching the videos. At 6’3” and wide shoulders the support keeps my shoulders from rolling back While under weight has made all the difference. No shoulder pain anymore, go figure.... I had a frame put together using 3x3-11 gauge steel and this thing is perfect. So happy with rogue and their equipment. I can see why people rave about their quality! Now we just need a Canadian Rogue distribution centre to help with shipping costs for some of their other equipment.
Date published: 2020-08-17
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
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