York 35kg Vinyl Barbell/Dumbbell Set - £14.99 @ Argos ! - HotUKDeals
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the same product as 302/8302 but with a different catalouge number and half price
4 x 1.1kg.

8 x 2.3kg.

2 x 4.5kg.

2 x 45cm spinlock bars with plastic sleeves.

4 x spinlock collars.

1 x 165cm spinlock bar.

4 x locking collars.

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302/5367 for 50kg £19.99 and
302/5343 for 26kg £12.49
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#1
Thanks, been looking for some weights, and was going to get just the dumbells previously for £15 from Argos. Now it's comes with the barbell too for the same price! :)
#2
i managed to reserve at a local store for pick up, not going until tomorrow so hope there is no probs as my son wants them did you check out 302/5367 for 50kg £19.99 and 302/5343 for 26kg £12.49 ?

FOUND THESE AS WELL 302/5336 CHECK THEM OUT
#3
if you add the included weights up it's not actually 35kg or 50kg, it's only 31.8kg and 45.2kg.

The other ones Ding posted aren't quite as described either - 26kg is really only 22.8kg and the 15kg set is only 13.6kg. Or am i just being stupid?

Still a good deal though!
#4
i think you take into account the weight of the bar as you are lifting that as well :thumbsup:
#5
Voted hot, great price.

Managed to reserve them at my local store, the price better be the same! We shall see...
#6
trust me on this

ur better off gettin proper metal ones - these are ok i guess but 5kg on vinyl ones is alot differetn to 5kg on the metal ones. plus ur going to get better results for the same work out on the metal ones
#7
mani
trust me on this

ur better off gettin proper metal ones - these are ok i guess but 5kg on vinyl ones is alot differetn to 5kg on the metal ones. plus ur going to get better results for the same work out on the metal ones

How exactly would you get a better workout with a 5kg metal weight as opposed to a 5kg plastic weight? I don't know whether you're saying what i think you're saying, but 5kg of metal weighs the same as 5kg of feathers :giggle:

Personally i have cast iron weights.
#8
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/3025350A63UC139235X.jpg
#9
Xad
How exactly would you get a better workout with a 5kg metal weight as opposed to a 5kg plastic weight? I don't know whether you're saying what i think you're saying, but 5kg of metal weighs the same as 5kg of feathers :giggle:

Personally i have cast iron weights.


Agreed!
#10
The 50kg and 26kg sets are on offer as well.
#11
I have some cast iron dumbells but have been looking for a bar bell. The bar without weights is £13 at Tescos!
#12
These are cheap, but rubbish. The combined weight is too light to get anything like a proper workout, and the fact the plates are so thick means you can't get much on the bar.

The bar is hollow and will snap with a decent amount on it.

If you want to play at weights then get them but don't kid yourself you're 'working out'. If you're serious avoid and get a decent cast iron set or join a gym.
#13
khimbar
These are cheap, but rubbish. The combined weight is too light to get anything like a proper workout, and the fact the plates are so thick means you can't get much on the bar.

The bar is hollow and will snap with a decent amount on it.

If you want to play at weights then get them but don't kid yourself you're 'working out'. If you're serious avoid and get a decent cast iron set or join a gym.



Wow! You must be strong!!!

I struggle to lift mine!
#14
I brought this a few weeks before when they had the end of catalogue sale, and the barbell bar is 1.8kg in itself, and doesnt feel like it will snap.
#15
1.8 kg is nothing for a bar, and it's hollow. I wouldn't trust it with a decent amount on it.
#16
just got mine and they dont look to bad but mine are only for my young son . i suppose they are like anything else you only get what you pay for, if you are a meat ed dont buy them, if you want a light quick work out they are fine, and half price !!!!
#17
Anyone know what the max you can get on the dumbells are, just as a extra to the gym. Also I personally think that a barbell with those sorts of weights is not for people who are seroius, but its not a bad product for a workout if your not into lifting heavy weights.

Personally I love the gym, can get a bit of banter and some encouragement and more importantly for certain exercises someone to spot with you always need to be careful if your pushing yourself.
#18
I used to have a simular set from argos. i think they fill the plastic with something like concrete for the weight.

anyway all this talk of cast iron/metal weights. any one know of any good value weights.
#19
I suppose a 'decent' weight is subjective!! As a woman I think most people would find it a turn off if I could lift much more than this!z
#20
khimbar
These are cheap, but rubbish. The combined weight is too light to get anything like a proper workout, and the fact the plates are so thick means you can't get much on the bar.

The bar is hollow and will snap with a decent amount on it.

If you want to play at weights then get them but don't kid yourself you're 'working out'. If you're serious avoid and get a decent cast iron set or join a gym.


Personally I think this advice is totally misleading - you must assume everyone that lifts weights wants to look like Arnie with comments like that!

These weights offer excellent value for money - not everyone has the money to spend on a gym membership every month or even spend serious cash on professional level equipment.

Granted, you can't beat the gym if you want to target every muscle group and have access to a wide variety of equipment, but I assure you these are plenty heavy enough for anyone wanting to do free weights in their home. I have a set and get fantastic use out of them - a great way to compliment your cardiovascular exercises.
#21
iainkane
Anyone know what the max you can get on the dumbells are, just as a extra to the gym.


Depending on which set you went for (and how many of the heavier weights were included) you will be able to get at least 12kg per dumbell, maybe more.

Mine currently have 4 x 2.5Kg & 2 x 1.1Kg discs on each dumbell - total weight per dumbell is 12.2Kg. That's plenty heavy enough for me at the moment and I would think it was too heavy for someone just starting out.
#22
khimbar
These are cheap, but rubbish. The combined weight is too light to get anything like a proper workout, and the fact the plates are so thick means you can't get much on the bar.

The bar is hollow and will snap with a decent amount on it.

If you want to play at weights then get them but don't kid yourself you're 'working out'. If you're serious avoid and get a decent cast iron set or join a gym.

quoted for the truth,

But these would be very good for women looking only to tone

but for strengh training they are useless and you'd be better off looking in your local papers as people often sell decent equipment very cheap
#23
hexen
Personally I think this advice is totally misleading - you must assume everyone that lifts weights wants to look like Arnie with comments like that!



Too funny. :giggle:

Look like Arnie using 35kg!!
#24
khimbar
Too funny. :giggle:

Look like Arnie using 35kg!!



LOL, you seem to have got the wrong end of the stick.

The very reason I'm happy to use these weights is because I don't want to look like Arnie... which from your comments seems to be the only thing important to you... :roll:
#25
hexen
LOL, you seem to have got the wrong end of the stick.

The very reason I'm happy to use these weights is because I don't want to look like Arnie... which from your comments seems to be the only thing important to you... :roll:


I'm curious as to which part of my post has led you to such an assumption. Or are your powers of analysis that comprehensive that you can establish my entire philopsophy of exercise from me warning people not to buy cheap plastic rubbish that most people will grow out of in 3 months?
#26
I don't think this is the right place for a flame war..

These weights are not rubbish. I agree that metal weights feel a lot better quality, but these are still good, if a little on the large side for the weight you get. You can easily make two 15kg dumbbells using this set, which is more than enough for many people for biceps, triceps, shoulder press, etc.
#27
I'd recommend avoiding the vinyl ones if you can stretch to the cast iron ones.

The vinyl ones are odd weights (2.3Kg etc) and take up more space on the bar and for storage in general. I got a 50KG York cast iron set for £50 from Argos a few years back and the weights are 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, and 5Kg - straightforward. I later bought 2x10Kg ones so I wasn't changing weights between the barbell and dumbbells as frequently (10kg weights stayed on the barbell). I work but I can't afford an expensive gym membership.

If you're serious at all about this - and by serious I don't mean trying to look like Arnie, but plan on keeping this up for more than a few weeks - really, stretch to the cast iron ones. If you want to improve your basic maths, get the vinyl ones!

If you're a student (etc) who can't afford to go to the gym or even buy the cast iron ones at £50 then these will let you have a workout to the same effect as any set. But you could find you outgrow them rather quickly. I'm glad I opted for the cast iron set and, as I said above, I've already bought more weights for the convenience factor - and I'm a skinny guy!
#28
Alacazam

These weights are not rubbish. I agree that metal weights feel a lot better quality, but these are still good, if a little on the large side for the weight you get. You can easily make two 15kg dumbbells using this set, which is more than enough for many people for biceps, triceps, shoulder press, etc.


And if you wanted to do full body compound movements such as deadlifts and squats?
#29
Well, obviously you can lift a lot more weight with those movements, so this set probably wouldn't be suitable for an adult - but this discussion shouldn't be about how much weight there is, people can work that out for themselves, it should be about how good this price is in comparision to other retailers :)
#30
Most decent barbells are between 5kg and 10kg. Have to agree this set will be useless for most ppl. Also Ive heard these tend not to be balanced properly seing as they are filled weights. Better off spending abit more and getting the metal ones imo. They take up less room and you can get more on the bar. Plus you cant really cant use these for benching, far too light.

Also I find this bar gives less strain on the wrists.
http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=10651&langId=-1&searchTerms=curl+bar
#31
Alacazam

but this discussion shouldn't be about how much weight there is, people can work that out for themselves, it should be about how good this price is in comparision to other retailers :)


:thumbsup:

You are, of course, quite correct but I stand by my original point that it's false economy and it isn't worth the outlay as you'll only have to keep upgrading and will eventually outgrow it.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/zone/flyer01Zone/partNumber/3025367/Trail/zone%3Dflyer01Zone.End+of+catalogue+sale%3EC%24cip%3D1500005077.Sports%2Band%2Bfitness%3EC%24Brand%3DYork.York.htm

£5 more and more weight. Not great, but a bit better.

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