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Pro Fitness Workout Bench with 30KG Weights £39.99 @ Argos

£39.99 @ Argos
With an adjustable, 3 position backrest this multifunction Pro Fitness exercise bench can be used for so many different workouts. Complete with a 119cm bar, 6 x 5kg vinyl weight plates, 2 x spring col… Read More
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With an adjustable, 3 position backrest this multifunction Pro Fitness exercise bench can be used for so many different workouts. Complete with a 119cm bar, 6 x 5kg vinyl weight plates, 2 x spring collars and adjustable bar stands you will soon reach your fitness goals.

Seems like a reasonable deal to get people going.
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26 Likes
Don't do it. The weights simply won't be enough for anyone after 6 months and the vinyl weights fill the bar so there isn't even space to buy more disks.

Look on gumtree or pay the extra for cast iron weights.
26 Likes
Simplyalif
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again

Not verybody uses weights for bulking and doing big weights.
Think of the people doing injury rehab, illness recovery, people who are small, elderly people and so on.

This is only pointless if you are not thinking there might be other requirements than you own.
20 Likes
Simplyalif
Being a PT I would know
DYEL? What has being a Pokémon Trainer got any relevance here?
10 Likes
Hope they deliver :D

http://mindandmuscle.net/articles/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/hardgainer-300x300.jpg
6 Likes
Simplyalif
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again
The arrogance of people on steroids

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1 Like #1
Great price, I'd have this in a minute if only I had the room, Heat added 8)
26 Likes #2
Don't do it. The weights simply won't be enough for anyone after 6 months and the vinyl weights fill the bar so there isn't even space to buy more disks.

Look on gumtree or pay the extra for cast iron weights.
1 Like #3
For that price it'll suit beginners and people who'll quit shortly after starting and this will become a clothes horse.

Heat!
10 Likes #4
Hope they deliver :D

http://mindandmuscle.net/articles/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/hardgainer-300x300.jpg
2 Likes #5
>30kg
3 Likes #6
jdrob123
Don't do it. The weights simply won't be enough for anyone after 6 months and the vinyl weights fill the bar so there isn't even space to buy more disks.
Look on gumtree or pay the extra for cast iron weights.

This x1000.
1 Like #7
jdrob123
Don't do it. The weights simply won't be enough for anyone after 6 months and the vinyl weights fill the bar so there isn't even space to buy more disks.
Look on gumtree or pay the extra for cast iron weights.

Hi well took the plunge and not using the vinyl weights but my cast iron ones, you can get some reasonable weight on. Not for those who want to get huge but good for conditioning weight. Reasonable bench. Will sell the vinyl weights and buy some more cast iron ones.
1 Like #8
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again
2 Likes #9
little-ole-liz
Hi well took the plunge and not using the vinyl weights but my cast iron ones, you can get some reasonable weight on. Not for those who want to get huge but good for conditioning weight. Reasonable bench. Will sell the vinyl weights and buy some more cast iron ones.

Hope the bar doesn't snap
26 Likes #10
Simplyalif
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again

Not verybody uses weights for bulking and doing big weights.
Think of the people doing injury rehab, illness recovery, people who are small, elderly people and so on.

This is only pointless if you are not thinking there might be other requirements than you own.
1 Like #11
mucgoo
little-ole-liz
Hi well took the plunge and not using the vinyl weights but my cast iron ones, you can get some reasonable weight on. Not for those who want to get huge but good for conditioning weight. Reasonable bench. Will sell the vinyl weights and buy some more cast iron ones.
Hope the bar doesn't snap

So do I! :)
Says it will take 80kg max and will invest in another bar anyway for heavier lifting.
3 Likes #12
androoski
Simplyalif
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again
Not verybody uses weights for bulking and doing big weights.
Think of the people doing injury rehab, illness recovery, people who are small, elderly people and so on.
This is only pointless if you are not thinking there might be other requirements than you own.

Interesting concept, can you tell me what kind of rehab you'd be able to get with a bench and 30kg, the bench press isn't an exercise for rehabilitation . In fact most rehab doesn't even use weights Deadlift's can be used for rehabilitation but because of the shape of the plates it's useless. As for small people, they can start on empty bar like most people including myself, elderly people shouldn't be weight lifting without proper supervision as their techniques would most likely be poor leading to injuries and would be better suited at their local gym which would be paid for by their local council.

Being a PT I would know
#13
heat added,ok for an absolute beginner doing piles of reps.
1 Like #14
Simplyalif
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again
Why would we wanna lift 100kg? All depends on people's preference. I rather die than to look huge.U can shape up with 30kg, especially if you do swimming. Not speaking on behalf of myself btw
3 Likes #15
Simplyalif
androoski
Simplyalif
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again
Not verybody uses weights for bulking and doing big weights.
Think of the people doing injury rehab, illness recovery, people who are small, elderly people and so on.
This is only pointless if you are not thinking there might be other requirements than you own.
Interesting concept, can you tell me what kind of rehab you'd be able to get with a bench and 30kg, the bench press isn't an exercise for rehabilitation . In fact most rehab doesn't even use weights Deadlift's can be used for rehabilitation but because of the shape of the plates it's useless. As for small people, they can start on empty bar like most people including myself, elderly people shouldn't be weight lifting without proper supervision as their techniques would most likely be poor leading to injuries and would be better suited at their local gym which would be paid for by their local council.
Being a PT I would know
Going by several gyms I have been in. Most people wouldn't know good form on any apparatus if it bit them and delivered rabies.
So the supervision bit is a pile of dung.

People can use weights to help provide a bit of muscle memory and tone, to cater for various ailments. This doesn't necessarily constitute rehab.
3 Likes #16
KopCity
Simplyalif
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again
Why would we wanna lift 100kg? All depends on people's preference. I rather die than to look huge.U can shape up with 30kg, especially if you do swimming. Not speaking on behalf of myself btw

Lifting 100kg really isn't gonna make you big at all, it's a misconception, in order to get huge you gotta lift heavy, eat huge and take a tonne of steroids. You really can't achieve much with 30kg, anyway people who lift knows that this deal is a joke.
#17
I think this is quite a good deal for a clothes horse, but seriously, you'll get more benefit spending 39.99 in a gym for a month with proper supervision and better equipment then a life times use of this.
20 Likes #18
Simplyalif
Being a PT I would know
DYEL? What has being a Pokémon Trainer got any relevance here?
3 Likes #19
I know people will say that 30kg is enough for certain things but seriously... even an Olympic bar with nothing on its 20kg, this sort of weights pointless. just do press ups
#20
Simplyalif
KopCity
Simplyalif
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again
Why would we wanna lift 100kg? All depends on people's preference. I rather die than to look huge.U can shape up with 30kg, especially if you do swimming. Not speaking on behalf of myself btw
Lifting 100kg really isn't gonna make you big at all, it's a misconception, in order to get huge you gotta lift heavy, eat huge and take a tonne of steroids. You really can't achieve much with 30kg, anyway people who lift knows that this deal is a joke.

I never said Big, but can make you bigger for sure.. don't you agree?
Anyhow, yea 30kg is nothing at all, but tesco do some cheap dunbells, can be added on
#21
KopCity
Simplyalif
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again
Why would we wanna lift 100kg? All depends on people's preference. I rather die than to look huge.U can shape up with 30kg, especially if you do swimming. Not speaking on behalf of myself btw

You dont get huge without steroids and eating loads, you just get stronger and toned. You put on some size if you train specifically for it, but its not very much and it takes years. Anyone who states otherwise is lying through there back teeth and ARE taking steroids. Even the guys in the 'clean' and 'natural' competitions are lying.

That aside the guy is right though, 30kg is useless, im a wimp and only 10st 8 and can single arm curl over 20kg, benchpress 80kg ish after only 9 months, and i dont even train using weights, mines all from calisthenics (or attempting it lol). So 30kg would be severely restrictive, even for a beginner. The bench is useless too, so easy to miss those hooks, ouch. These things are designed for the 95% who use them for one week and sell them to some other poor sod on ebay a year later.

Save yourselves money and buy yourselves pull up bars or use bars at your local parks.

Edited By: danielUK84 on Aug 14, 2016 23:06
2 Likes #22
http://static7.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11/111746/4361733-she-hulk+muscle.jpg

Am the guy next to the black dude.
#23
Civic EG6
http://static7.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11/111746/4361733-she-hulk+muscle.jpg
Am the guy next to the black dude.

I think you go to the same gym as me!
#24
if you haven't got much space then it's not to bad. but you are better off buying everything seperate. So a proper bench, olympic bar and cast iron plates.
Or join a gym, there a lot of cheap gyms out there, so make sure you check your town. ie. I got 3 24/7 gyms ranging between $10 - 15
1 Like #25
After a short while the HUGE vinyl plates will do you nut, as your strength builds quickly and will end up buying iron ones. Skip these, go straight for cast iron.
1 Like #26
Do you bros even lift?oO
5 Likes #27
anonimousse
Simplyalif
Being a PT I would know
DYEL? What has being a Pokémon Trainer got any relevance here?

http://38.media.tumblr.com/0c70be700fb7e1b0335c7a202a6a2624/tumblr_nj416iUCON1u6mclmo1_500.gif
1 Like #28
As usual with this kind of deal comes the comments which is full of equal levels of good advice and absolute codswallop.

This would be great for a young boy(teen), in his bedroom. Not too much outlay for when he gives up and it's cheap. Useless for anyone else IMO.

An average man, who doesn't train, should be able to bench press roughly 60kg. 30kg would be useless to any grown man within two weeks of training even if you are exceptionally weak.

Steroids aren't a requisite for successful training either. Train hard and eat lots of good quality food and the size will come. Now, if you want to be super aesthetic or freakshow large that's when the Steroids come in.

You'd be surprised how a half decent diet and moderate training three times a week over a period of time can really affect your strength and physique.

Your average bloke should be able to maintain a decent level of strength with 100kg of cast iron plates and a decent bar/bench as has already been recommended.

Edited By: jimferno on Aug 15, 2016 01:50
1 Like #29
Simplyalif
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again
Dude, power cage, with a decent bench and 100kg weights will cost a lot more than £39.99, probably way more than people who should be considering this are willing to pay.
3 Likes #30
Ive had these for just over 6 months and ive made some very nice gains already!

http://akphoto3.ask.fm/935/081/082/150003032-1rj6md3-goqdk2fgf667bfp/original/avatar.jpg
#31
In for one to see how good it is.
6 Likes #32
Simplyalif
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again
The arrogance of people on steroids
#33
Kevo2k7
Ive had these for just over 6 months and ive made some very nice gains already!http://akphoto3.ask.fm/935/081/082/150003032-1rj6md3-goqdk2fgf667bfp/original/avatar.jpg
Cool, never knew training could reduce your neck.
1 Like #34
Simplyalif
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again

100kg of weights, olympic bar and a power cage and bench is going to cost £450+, and you're comparing it to this deal?!

Frightening.
#35
Ok i'm slightly confused. This seems to have been voted reasonably hot but nearly all the comments are people scoffing at the puny 30kg of weights. Is this a good deal for the bench and bar, ignoring the weights, or is it a waste of money all round? Thanks
1 Like #36
srp81
Ok i'm slightly confused. This seems to have been voted reasonably hot but nearly all the comments are people scoffing at the puny 30kg of weights. Is this a good deal for the bench and bar, ignoring the weights, or is it a waste of money all round? Thanks
It's hot because it's cheap and for many people who think they want to have bigger arms it's okay. The trouble is, there are a lot of ways to lift weights. This bar probably weights 10kg and the 6 disks are 5 each, so the total is 40kg.

When posters discuss 100's of KG for grown men with little training, they don't mean bicep curls.

If you want to do beach weights (curls for girls, etc) then you can probably get big biceps, triceps, traps, abs, etc with this deal. What you will struggle to do is get genuinely strong since real strength is in the legs and lower back and 40kg is not a weight your quads will struggle with. Pecs you won't get massive but with the right techniques you can probably do a reasonable stab at them with this weight too; and upper back same story 40kg is probably enough to look pretty good if you aren't too fat.

So, although this won't make you strong, it does have potential to make most of your upper body *look* muscular - so long as you can add in a few pull-ups somewhere for your lats. Just don't go to the beach without your trousers on because your legs will be a dead giveaway you have been focusing upper body only!
#37
dale86uk
Simplyalif
Lol 30kg how pointless, i can't even warm up with that weight. Get real Olympic weights. If you're an absolute newbie then get up to 100kg and a power cage and bench. Once you've conquered 100kg then buy another 100kg and work your way up again
100kg of weights, olympic bar and a power cage and bench is going to cost £450+, and you're comparing it to this deal?!
Frightening.

Sometimes people just have to be advised to either spend the money or not to bother at all - the compromise/middle option is sometimes the worst because as someone said, you'll end up drying your clothes on it while it takes up space in your spare room. Then 2 years later you'll take it to the dump or put it on gumtree for a tenner.

You'd be better off doing bodyweight exercises like press ups. Maybe get one of those pull up bars that fits in a doorway, since it takes up a lot less space and will give you a much better workout than benching 30kg.
#38
olympic bar with 150kg cast iron weights, any idea how much it would cost?
#39
redmouse2
olympic bar with 150kg cast iron weights, any idea how much it would cost?

Best bars are Eleiko:
https://www.amazon.com/Eleiko-Olympic-Weightlifting-Competition-Bar/dp/B011JC7V3G

Edited By: mikeleeds on Aug 15, 2016 09:21
1 Like #40
jesus $1,100
mikeleeds
redmouse2
olympic bar with 150kg cast iron weights, any idea how much it would cost?
Best bars are Eleiko:https://www.amazon.com/Eleiko-Olympic-Weightlifting-Competition-Bar/dp/B011JC7V3G


jesus! $1,100

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