York Exercise Bench with 40kg Weights Set, Gloves and Belt was £99.99 now £59.99 @ argos - HotUKDeals
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•Bench details:
•York folding barbell bench with three position adjustable backrest.
•Barbell rack for bench press.
•Work out the thigh muscles with the leg extension and curl bar fitted with comfortable foam rollers.
•Weights set details:
•York 40kg spinlock vinyl barbell and dumbbell set includes:
•6 x 1.25kg discs.
•4 x 2.5kg discs.
•4 x 5kg discs.
•2 x 45cm spinlock dumbbell bars with plastic grips.
•1 x 165cm spinlock barbell bar.
•6 x spinlock collars.
•Exercise chart.
•Gloves details:
•Made from quality leather with extra padding in the palm for comfort and protection when lifting weights.
•Elasticated wrist and Velcro fastening for a secure fit.
•Belt details:
•Light and comfortable belt provides support for the lower back and encourages straighter posture.
•10cm width gives a freedom of movement whilst the steel roller buckle with Velcro fastening allows easy adjustments.
•Hand washable.
•Fits waist sizes 27 - 38 inches.


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4 Likes #1
http://www.fugly.com/media/IMAGES/Funny/tiny_bicep.jpg
You will achieve that ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^




Edited By: ifindyoudeal on May 26, 2011 00:08: different picture
1 Like #2
These type of weights sets are ALWAYS a total waste of money. With all the weight added up it will still be less challenging than doing a push up. Vinly weights sets are MASSIVE and weigh nothing, youd be better of training with bags of sugar. Have a peek at gumtree or a carboot, people struggle to shift these sets for a couple quid.
9 Likes #3
are you stupid? 40kg of vinyl weighs the same as 40kg of feathers.... or cast iron for this matter
#4
ifindyoudeal
are you stupid? 40kg of vinyl weighs the same as 40kg of feathers.... or cast iron for this matter


no way is 40kg of iron the same as 40kg of feathers X)X)

Edited By: simplyjimbo on May 26, 2011 00:57
#5
What he is saying is, they are so huge compared with cast, they arent worth bothering with. My father bought vinyl some years ago. The total weight he got with the bench is just pointless. As from looking at it compared to equilavent of cast weights is a big size differance.
4 Likes #6
simplyjimbo
ifindyoudeal
are you stupid? 40kg of vinyl weighs the same as 40kg of feathers.... or cast iron for this matter


no way is 40kg of iron the same as 40kg of feathers X)X)


i hope your joking?
#7
There are 1 or 2 complete lunatics on this thread! 40kg is 40kg, this is a very very good deal for anyone looking for a bench with weights included in the deal!

Ive had my vinyl weights for 10 years pluss, used regular and aok!

Catch a grip, heat!
2 Likes #8
Good deal for the bench and bars.

I, personally, dont like vinyl weights, but weight is weight.
banned#9
Ideal for wannabe meatheads everywhere
#10
11ttt
These type of weights sets are ALWAYS a total waste of money. With all the weight added up it will still be less challenging than doing a push up. Vinly weights sets are MASSIVE and weigh nothing, youd be better of training with bags of sugar. Have a peek at gumtree or a carboot, people struggle to shift these sets for a couple quid.


I bought this set a few months back when it was on Argos Clearance Outlet. I will agree that the Vinyl weights seem to weigh slightly less than another Cast Iron set I use... but I think thats just in my head because as you have said 40kg is 40kg no matter what it consists of.

This is a good deal and no-one should say anything to the contrary!
#11
Yeh meatheads my cousin is trying to turn himself into one of those! Only problem is the highest set he has are 5kg for bicep curl etc. and he doesn't have a barbell. No wonder he is still scrawny as ever 4 months from the start of his "Regime" X)
#12
great deal for pencil necks...

vinyl weights are pointless really though, although yes, they weigh the same as cast iron, there's not much room for progress because they're so bloody big, you can't fit more weight on the bar.
#13
ifindyoudeal
simplyjimbo
ifindyoudeal
are you stupid? 40kg of vinyl weighs the same as 40kg of feathers.... or cast iron for this matter


no way is 40kg of iron the same as 40kg of feathers X)X)


i hope your joking?



I hope you're joking with that reply, wonder how many are still questioning themselves though.
#14
Ignoring the weights, do you think the bench itself is worth £60?
5 Likes #15
I struggled with 80Kg for one rep when doing bench presses using cast iron, but when I tried vinyl I could easily do a set of 15. Vinyl is definitely the way forward.

;)
#16
ifindyoudeal
are you stupid? 40kg of vinyl weighs the same as 40kg of feathers.... or cast iron for this matter

LOL!!!
#17
nowtbeta2do
Ignoring the weights, do you think the bench itself is worth £60?


No, they are flimsy as anything, you really need to go for the heavy duty one at least. I bought a cheap york one a few years back and it was not safe at all for any decent amount of weight.
#18
One other thing to check and I made a mistake with recently buying a cheap bench - the leg curls can only take a maximum weight of 25kilo on the one I bought and a lot of cheap benches are the same, you may find even if totally unfit that 25kilo will not be enough to work your legs so then its just a bench you have bought and nothing more, the problem with vinyls as well - once you get used to them its harder to stack more weight on the bar because of their size, you end up either needing to switch to cast irons anyway or you pile a load more onto the bar and have to use a smaller area to grip with which will distort your exercises - not always a bad thing but my vinyls gather dust now and if you are in any way serious about training - get on fleabay and do local searchs for cast iron weights, I picked up 130kilo for £80 recently - now that was a bargain :)
#19
nowtbeta2do
Ignoring the weights, do you think the bench itself is worth £60?


no. its too narrow. its all about confidence when you're lying there with lots of weight on a bar. you dont want any wobble to break your balance.
something like this is good
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/35-9282984dA75UC913630M.jpg

Edited By: montana78 on May 26, 2011 09:34
12 Likes #20
More of the same again. This is precisely why I dont post any deals on here. The OP has posted a deal and the weight Nazis, the Bike Nazis, the Apple FanBoys are all out of their cots criticising,

If its not for you, dont buy it. Its really simple. All these negative comments when a poster has gone out of his way to post a deal that might be right for someone is just poisoning this board. You do realise he/she has taken the time and effort to post this deal for no personal gain?
#21
I second what msharif911 is saying. If people continue to criticise OPS for posting deals then noone will bother! Whether the item is good or not is on personal opinion/experience doesn't mean you should **** off the deal.
1 Like #22
Hot for me.
These weights are enough if you want to loose fat and get ripped by doing more reps.
The bench is more then sturdy enough for this purpose.
So if you want a body like Bruce lee BUY IT.
But if you want to look like Conan then move along.
banned#23
joe16
I second what msharif911 is saying. If people continue to criticise OPS for posting deals then noone will bother! Whether the item is good or not is on personal opinion/experience doesn't mean you should **** off the deal.

Total agreement here, trouble is the site's in the grip of the cliquey regulars who indulge in mutual masturbation for each others' contributions and denigration of outsiders efforts. Intellectual theft in one case- I posted a deal which was deleted by a mod and then reposted to great acclaim by a regular. Hmm.....
#24
msharif911
More of the same again. This is precisely why I dont post any deals on here. The OP has posted a deal and the weight Nazis, the Bike Nazis, the Apple FanBoys are all out of their cots criticising,

If its not for you, dont buy it. Its really simple. All these negative comments when a poster has gone out of his way to post a deal that might be right for someone is just poisoning this board. You do realise he/she has taken the time and effort to post this deal for no personal gain?


I guess this forum should all be sunshine and farts? It's just opinions, nothing personal...
1 Like #25
nice one i needed something to hang my clothes on after using it twice. voting hot though as it is a good price and im against OP bashing unless they really deserve it X)
2 Likes #26
zekespah
joe16
I second what msharif911 is saying. If people continue to criticise OPS for posting deals then noone will bother! Whether the item is good or not is on personal opinion/experience doesn't mean you should **** off the deal.


Total agreement here, trouble is the site's in the grip of the cliquey regulars who indulge in mutual masturbation for each others' contributions and denigration of outsiders efforts. Intellectual theft in one case- I posted a deal which was deleted by a mod and then reposted to great acclaim by a regular. Hmm.....


This is an open discussion, just because some people don't agree with your point of view doesn't make them wrong. Perhaps the "weight nazis" have actually used said product and know that it is no good?

Why does everyone that has actually used them for real weight training say that they are unreliable and weak?

I have had one myself and I can tell you that you would not trust it for doing any sort of serious workout.

Criticising a product is not a personal attack on the original poster!
1 Like #27
40kg is not enough... u seriously need to be a beginner with no strength to do 40kg bench press
#28
Your muscles could not care less if you are using vinyl, cast iron, chrome weight or anything else. 40kg of weight is 40kg of weight, no matter what the material is. Any percieved difference is just simply not true.

As others have said though, these benches tend not to be the sturdiest, and for anyone else than a total beginner, the provided weight may be a little bit low. Its also true about vinyl taking up a lot of space on the bar. This is still a good deal though
#29
msharif911
More of the same again. This is precisely why I dont post any deals on here. The OP has posted a deal and the weight Nazis, the Bike Nazis, the Apple FanBoys are all out of their cots criticising,

If its not for you, dont buy it. Its really simple. All these negative comments when a poster has gone out of his way to post a deal that might be right for someone is just poisoning this board. You do realise he/she has taken the time and effort to post this deal for no personal gain?


+1 what he said.

I've worked in gyms and sports centers for years - vinyl weights are fine. For one thing they rarely rust or discolour (some of the metal weights/bars we've used have in the past), but for general/ordinary weight training they're fine.
#30
msharif911
More of the same again. This is precisely why I dont post any deals on here. The OP has posted a deal and the weight Nazis, the Bike Nazis, the Apple FanBoys are all out of their cots criticising,

If its not for you, dont buy it. Its really simple. All these negative comments when a poster has gone out of his way to post a deal that might be right for someone is just poisoning this board. You do realise he/she has taken the time and effort to post this deal for no personal gain?


Couldn't agree more if you like the deal leave a comment and if you don't then don't bother, HDUK is a magnet for the keyboard hero's.
1 Like #31
It's a great deal...But...It's not the weight of vinyl (obviously) that is a problem, it's the fact that you cannot fit any more discs on the bar once you've maxed out. And at 40kg the majority of people will be able to easily do 10 reps on benchpress even if they've never lifted weights before in their life. Besides which, with these cheap benches you can't safely increase the weight much anyway since they have a very low maximum weight.

Again it's a great deal, it's just the product that's completely pointless.
4 Likes #32
dmaster2000
40kg is not enough... u seriously need to be a beginner with no strength to do 40kg bench press
I bet you are so big and strong, like a real man.
#33
I agree 40kg is not heavy.. including the bar prob would be 50kg.. Its ok for beginners but not for gym goers.. if you decide to go iron then the bar would not be strong enough etc.

Vinyl weights are bulky I agree Would be hard to put all the 40kg on the bar and they are pretty wide.
#34
I've always preferred cast iron weights, I don't know why but for some reason lifting vinyl just doesn't feel the same, not sure if it's the weight being less compact or what.
Pay for what you get though and this is a good deal.
1 Like #35
Just because it's a low price doesn't mean it's a "good deal" - if it's not a good product, then it's not really a good deal!

However, I think for someone starting out, this isn't too bad, or for the stereotypical female using them who is more likely to be looking for a bit of 'tone' rather than big lifting power.

If I was getting the above set, I'd get say 4x10kg metal discs to go with it. That way you don't end up with ten weights on each side, but still get a reasonable range of weight to use.

In the end, the biggest difference to 'results' is going to be determination to keep doing exercise - so it may be you're at least wasting less money getting a cheap one when you find it gets used as a shelf more than it's intended purpose!
2 Likes #36
I've had a vinyl dumb bell that I nicked from my best friend in 1984. Let me tell you taht vinyl weights are just as good at gathering dust in the corner of your bedroom and making you feel guilty about not using them as the best Iron ones.
#37
I've got the exact same bench but an older model. The leg extension can handle 50kg pretty comfortably, and working out with 50kg of weights is more than enough to get me pretty beefcake when working out regularly.

Only downside to this bench is that its pretty much impossible to do a decline press.
#38
The bar I got with my vinyl weights from what I remember (many years ago) was a fair bit lighter than the one I got with metal weights. So that's going to make a difference, but of course not if you're just putting different weights on the same bar. Also, my vinyl weights came in imperial so 10lb=4.5kg which means you tend to end up doing a bit less than with metric.
From what I remember, that first bar started to show a rather noticeable bend with 80kg or so on it.

The bars for weights with bigger diameter mountings you get in gyms tend to weigh a decent chunk more than the heavier 'home' bars still, which is going to make a fair bit harder to lift than if you've got 40kg of vinyl weights with the lightweight bar they came with.
#39
Had this question in my mind for a while:
Can I use the "squeeze" type of blockers on a screw type of bar?
I hope it's not too chinese.
3 Likes #40
bharak
Hot for me.
These weights are enough if you want to loose fat and get ripped by doing more reps.
The bench is more then sturdy enough for this purpose.
So if you want a body like Bruce lee BUY IT.
But if you want to look like Conan then move along.


What a load of ****

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