Cheap multigym £100 @ argos
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Cheap multigym £100 @ argos

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Found 2nd Jan 2012
This would be good for teenagers or beginning adults, although the adults may find this weight too light after a short while. item no. 335/7891
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can anyone fix my link

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3357891/Trail/searchtext%3EMULTIGYM.htm

If I have a 14/15year old who wanted to start weight training i might actually go for this one:

argos.co.uk/sta…htm
Soopz123

can anyone fix my link … can anyone fix my link [url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.argos.co.uk%252Fstatic%252FProduct%252FpartNumber%252F3357891%252FTrail%252Fsearchtext%25253EMULTIGYM.htm]http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3357891/Trail/searchtext%3EMULTIGYM.htm[/url]If I have a 14/15year old who wanted to start weight training i might actually go for this one:http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3358474/Trail/searchtext%3EMULTIGYM.htm



But if he keeps at it the machine will be redundant after a while as it's only 29.5 kg which is poor.
This product smells like mouldy milk. Icy deal. Don't waste your cash, remember we're in a double dip recession.
Resistance is 60 though which is good for the money. Just to reiterate, I said good for the money.

You get what you pay for, this is a hundred quid. Hot, even if it's no use to me.

Matt
This has been this price for over a year now.

I have this gym and it is 'ok' for the price, the weights are nasty plastic and the build quality is questionable, you'll have to force some parts together (well I had to anyway) but once it's up it works well. I'm 6.7ft and just about fit it.

It comes with a few basic lifting plans etc.. but it's best to just follow a guide online.
This looked to be a good deal until I looked at the maximum weight on it which is only 29.5kg.
I'm 17 and doing about 45kg on these, also it doesn't look like they have handles at the back for doing your shoulders.
I guess it's mainly for people whose new year resolution is to become healthier. Heat added even though it's not suitable for me.
RagingKileak

You get what you pay for


How is that ever an endorsement when something is cheap?
I wouldnt bother, i bought a bargain argos multigym last year, it wore out after less than 3 months, luckily enough due to lack of spares i got a full refund, i saved and spent £400 multigym vendor online, its been used 3 to 4 times a week for the last 9 months and is still as good as new, if you're interested it was this one BH Fitness Multi Gym im not connected in any way with the company just a happy customer passing on some advise
Where are the internet supermen? I love those guys. I'll check back later.
Soopz123

can anyone fix my link … can anyone fix my link [url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.argos.co.uk%252Fstatic%252FProduct%252FpartNumber%252F3357891%252FTrail%252Fsearchtext%25253EMULTIGYM.htm]http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3357891/Trail/searchtext%3EMULTIGYM.htm[/url]If I have a 14/15year old who wanted to start weight training i might actually go for this one:http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3358474/Trail/searchtext%3EMULTIGYM.htm



It was an everlast that i got from Argos, this one it looks the bees knees but is very poorly made and as mentioned after 3 months of medium use (3-4 times a week) it started to fall to pieces with spares (from Argos hotline) being very hard to come by which is why i was offered the full refund, to be honest you would be better with dumb/bar bells and a bench, that way you can buy extra weight plates as and when needed.
Original Poster
The reason i say it is good for teenagers is because when i was one, I got a multigym, it was great as i was a beginner, but i would never spend more then £200 on one, I would rather go for a power rack or smith machine and a barbell set (which I have )
good price for a Woman/ Junior anyone know any Marcy deals?
looks ok but judging by some comments may be unreliable......don't forget the 12 month faulty guarantee argos does
Bought one a while back, probably say its worth it for £100.

Compared to the machines in the local gym, the quality is much lower. The exercise range IS very limited, so don't think you can get a true full body workout from this thing, ever.

For beginners, the weight is more than sufficient for the pectoral fly exercise (chest), but in contrast severely lacking for the lat pulldown, leg extension, basically everything else.

Personally I would recommend buying a bench instead. With a little research you can find out how to get a full body workout using a bench and a barbell and its definitely much better in the long term.
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if ur able to, join a gym. for home get urselves a lil bb/dumbell set along with a plain utility bench u can set to incline
Get a TRX which blows this away for less money, before the gym rats jump on my back, its use of the body's stabilizing muscles compares if not betters free weights and cables! IMPO 'make your body your gym' give it a go!! you can take it everywhere if you fancy, my advice for 2012 peace. PS I dont work for TRX lol
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Angelderry

Get a TRX which blows this away for less money, before the gym rats jump … Get a TRX which blows this away for less money, before the gym rats jump on my back, its use of the body's stabilizing muscles compares if not betters free weights and cables! IMPO 'make your body your gym' give it a go!! you can take it everywhere if you fancy, my advice for 2012 peace. PS I dont work for TRX lol


I do a TRX full body workout once a week along with my weight training and imho its great for balance and getting insync with your muscles
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Where's all the meatheads today???

"I can bench press 375 kg..."
"I do 5500 pressups every day..."
"Glutes....."

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......
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Good price for this!

my first multi gym was £249 - lasted 6 months before it became just too light to train with. and it wasnt easy to take apart to get it down the stairs to sell it.

however for £100 its worth it. IMO you'd be better off with a set of cast iron free weights though they last longer, and are better in essence than any multigym, as you can use them for everything and gain good core muscles at the same time.

If you have the cash build your own gym I did because I live in the sticks and added a smith machine IM 2000 and treadmill with a good set of quick release weights - Ironmaster dumb bells and super utility bench - All supplied by iron master - http://www.valleyfitness.co.uk/

Great heavy duty semi commercial grade - used by the likes of Lee Preist IFBB Pro BB
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Edited by: "dvhendo" 3rd Jan 2012
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dvhendo

Good price for this!my first multi gym was £249 - lasted 6 months before … Good price for this!my first multi gym was £249 - lasted 6 months before it became just too light to train with. and it wasnt easy to take apart to get it down the stairs to sell it.however for £100 its worth it. IMO you'd be better off with a set of cast iron free weights though they last longer, and are better in essence than any multigym, as you can use them for everything and gain good core muscles at the same time.If you have the cash build your own gym I did because I live in the sticks and added a smith machine IM 2000 and treadmill with a good set of quick release weights - Ironmaster dumb bells and super utility bench - All supplied by iron master - http://www.valleyfitness.co.uk/Great heavy duty semi commercial grade - used by the likes of Lee Preist IFBB Pro BBhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKKwj0Nz-dA


sweet gym, yeah i would agree with you about the cast iron weights and stuff, I also brought a multigym when I was first training but now my gym set up is alot like yours, whats that pull up bar with padding at the bottom seen in the first pic, never seen that before? did you make it yourself?
Edited by: "Soopz123" 3rd Jan 2012
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Soopz123

sweet gym, yeah i would agree with you about the cast iron weights and … sweet gym, yeah i would agree with you about the cast iron weights and stuff, I also brought a multigym when I was first training but now my gym set up is alot like yours, whats that pull up bar with padding at the bottom, never seen that before? did you make it yourself?



IronMaster Super Bench - With Pull up attachment, Just slots in.
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Note the big mirror in the above photos- kinda says something, doesn't it?
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zekespah

Note the big mirror in the above photos- kinda says something, doesn't it?



Yes it shows im dedicated to practising good form, well spotted.

No gym is complete without a mirror, but if you're not into training - or going to the gym you wouldnt understand.

Besides it also gives the impression of a more spacious area.

Edited by: "dvhendo" 3rd Jan 2012
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dvhendo

Yes it shows im dedicated to practising good form, well spotted. :pNo gym … Yes it shows im dedicated to practising good form, well spotted. :pNo gym is complete without a mirror, but if you're not into training - or going to the gym you wouldnt understand.Besides it also gives the impression of a more spacious area.



Bet you've got one over your bed too.
I've never seen a gym WITHOUT mirrors. Nice setup, and good advice.
zekespah

Bet you've got one over your bed too.



lol, this guy is a troll, ignore, bet he is fat too
dvhendo

Good price for this!my first multi gym was £249 - lasted 6 months before … Good price for this!my first multi gym was £249 - lasted 6 months before it became just too light to train with. and it wasnt easy to take apart to get it down the stairs to sell it.however for £100 its worth it. IMO you'd be better off with a set of cast iron free weights though they last longer, and are better in essence than any multigym, as you can use them for everything and gain good core muscles at the same time.If you have the cash build your own gym I did because I live in the sticks and added a smith machine IM 2000 and treadmill with a good set of quick release weights - Ironmaster dumb bells and super utility bench - All supplied by iron master - http://www.valleyfitness.co.uk/Great heavy duty semi commercial grade - used by the likes of Lee Preist IFBB Pro BBhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKKwj0Nz-dA




good job on the ironmaster dumbells good purchase.

bad job on the smith machine and whatever that boditek machine is, im assuming its called "a waste of money".

you would of been better off with a powertec power rack with pulley attachment, then you would not need the 3 seperate things you have and it would of been a lot better quality wise.

the powertec power rack has pull up bars, low and high pulley attachment and safely uses free weights (barbells), a smith machine does not use any of your stabilizer muscles and in fact when you get to really high weights it can actually be really bad for you, im talking over 150KG bench press, high risk of injury on a smith machine, whereas on a power rack it is safe.

this is due to the mechanics of it all.

multi gyms are also fail too, the machine in OP is cheap rubbish, people would be better off with a gym membership or building a proper setup.

i really like the mirror, i need one in my home gym, i have a rasterbated picture of arnie, ive yet to put up though.

anyone who wants proper advice on a home gym look here:

forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho…342
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PsychoSonny

good job on the ironmaster dumbells good purchase.bad job on the smith … good job on the ironmaster dumbells good purchase.bad job on the smith machine and whatever that boditek machine is, im assuming its called "a waste of money".you would of been better off with a powertec power rack with pulley attachment, then you would not need the 3 seperate things you have and it would of been a lot better quality wise.the powertec power rack has pull up bars, low and high pulley attachment and safely uses free weights (barbells), a smith machine does not use any of your stabilizer muscles and in fact when you get to really high weights it can actually be really bad for you, im talking over 150KG bench press, high risk of injury on a smith machine, whereas on a power rack it is safe.this is due to the mechanics of it all.multi gyms are also fail too, the machine in OP is cheap rubbish, people would be better off with a gym membership or building a proper setup.i really like the mirror, i need one in my home gym, i have a rasterbated picture of arnie, ive yet to put up though.anyone who wants proper advice on a home gym look here:http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18270342



Cheers buddy.

The smith machine has a full pulley system - study the picture, you can see it. its top of the range cost £1k - Self spotting Iron Master 2000 with pulley system.

machine link and spec here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4Xp_of6pIU

the vibro plate is for my wife - cost £400 from Argos with a 4 year warranty - however I bought it off a mate for £80.

The gym has changed since these pictures were taken, Ive got more weights in there now. Ironically an Arnie picture to put up on the wall myself haha.

I'm also about to purchase a full set of rubber weights 20 pairs with rack upto 45kg to go down the back wall near the mirror.

Then im going to fit a final mirror on the far wall behind the (quick release pull up bar).

Power tech is good too I did consider it however id had my mind set on the IronMaster stuff.

The mirror was a nightmare to get it to stick to the wall of the wood cabin - had to use velcro / superglue / Wood frame witha lip.

bought off eBay its Acrylic but it does the job just as good as glass and its safer.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acrylic-Mirror-Cladding-Sheet-8ft-x-4ft-BEST-VALUE-/290501038736?pt=UK_Wallpaper&hash=item43a3361290

I spent a fortune on this gym - built from scratch from digging the foundations putting hardcore down and concrete base to spending £1700 on the frame and then interior fittings. My dad did all the electrics.

Took 4 weeks from start to finish as had to wait on the cabin arriving - 3 days painting over and over again. actual time spent on it was around 1 week to build it.
Edited by: "dvhendo" 3rd Jan 2012
Just get yourself a set of kettlebells, million times better than this cheap trash and doesn't take much space!

Love the setup. :-)

dvhendo

Good price for this!my first multi gym was £249 - lasted 6 months before … Good price for this!my first multi gym was £249 - lasted 6 months before it became just too light to train with. and it wasnt easy to take apart to get it down the stairs to sell it.however for £100 its worth it. IMO you'd be better off with a set of cast iron free weights though they last longer, and are better in essence than any multigym, as you can use them for everything and gain good core muscles at the same time.If you have the cash build your own gym I did because I live in the sticks and added a smith machine IM 2000 and treadmill with a good set of quick release weights - Ironmaster dumb bells and super utility bench - All supplied by iron master - http://www.valleyfitness.co.uk/Great heavy duty semi commercial grade - used by the likes of Lee Preist IFBB Pro BBhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKKwj0Nz-dA


Yep second that, Kettlebell, why take up space with what you can do with your own body TRX,kettlebells,skipping rope,nutrition = job done! fully portable. seems people like boys n toys type affair, each to there own
So what is the usual price for this?

Cheers
dvhendo

Cheers buddy.The smith machine has a full pulley system - study the … Cheers buddy.The smith machine has a full pulley system - study the picture, you can see it. its top of the range cost £1k - Self spotting Iron Master 2000 with pulley system.machine link and spec here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4Xp_of6pIUthe vibro plate is for my wife - cost £400 from Argos with a 4 year warranty - however I bought it off a mate for £80.The gym has changed since these pictures were taken, Ive got more weights in there now. Ironically an Arnie picture to put up on the wall myself haha. I'm also about to purchase a full set of rubber weights 20 pairs with rack upto 45kg to go down the back wall near the mirror.Then im going to fit a final mirror on the far wall behind the (quick release pull up bar).Power tech is good too I did consider it however id had my mind set on the IronMaster stuff.The mirror was a nightmare to get it to stick to the wall of the wood cabin - had to use velcro / superglue / Wood frame witha lip.bought off eBay its Acrylic but it does the job just as good as glass and its safer.[url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.co.uk%252Fitm%252FAcrylic-Mirror-Cladding-Sheet-8ft-x-4ft-BEST-VALUE-%252F290501038736%253Fpt%253DUK_Wallpaper%2526hash%253Ditem43a3361290]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acrylic-Mirror-Cladding-Sheet-8ft-x-4ft-BEST-VALUE-/290501038736?pt=UK_Wallpaper&hash=item43a3361290[/url]I spent a fortune on this gym - built from scratch from digging the foundations putting hardcore down and concrete base to spending £1700 on the frame and then interior fittings. My dad did all the electrics.Took 4 weeks from start to finish as had to wait on the cabin arriving - 3 days painting over and over again. actual time spent on it was around 1 week to build it.




still mate regardless of it being made by ironmaster or not, the pulley and smith are inferior to powertec's power rack option.

ask anyone who is a bodybuilder and they prefer power racks to smith machines.

the pulley on the powertec rack is also a lot stronger/safer. ironmaster is overpriced in the UK too, only 1 supplier and they control the market, their dumbells are the best you can buy for the money, but their other stuff is lacking.

i have a body solid bench, a gymratz bench, powertec power rack with lat pulley attachment, i have a mix of york casted and bodymax rubber fixed dumbells from 2.5kg all the way up to 45kg in 2.5kg increments. i also have 2 olympic barbells and over 400kg in olympic plates. olympic ez curl bar.

things im looking to add in future are concept 2 rower (£1K - £1.5K brand new depending on model), olympic tricep bar, olympic shrug bar, a GHR or Roman Chair for back muscles.

take a look at the link i posted, has awesome gym building advice, i would get rid of that vibro plate, it's actually degrading your gym, they are one of the most useless machines you can buy, they do nothing, i have never even seen of them in a decent commercial gym, complete waste of money at free never mind paying for one.

i dont understand how you managed to buy the best dumbells you can get for the money ironmasters, as they are not very well known yet make fundamental mistakes such as a vibro plate, it doesnt make any sense. at least your smith machine albeit not the best type of machine to use, is actually useful, a vibro plate does nothing, you would be better off walking than using one of them.

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=128241871&page=1

take a look at the above link, that is how i made my arnie poster at home for next to nothing and it is "HUGE".

since you have all the equipment you have now, it is difficult to change it, but the vibro plate has to go, get a "gym ball" there instead, if you really want to, a powetec rack with lat pulley would be a lot better than the ironmaster setup, their dumbells and kettlebells are the best you can get imo, but their other stuff isn't worth it apart from maybe the calf block they do.
Angelderry

Yep second that, Kettlebell, why take up space with what you can do with … Yep second that, Kettlebell, why take up space with what you can do with your own body TRX,kettlebells,skipping rope,nutrition = job done! fully portable. seems people like boys n toys type affair, each to there own



dumbells > kettlebells imo i have both

but a power rack > everything else
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There's no evidence to back your point up psychosonny. Just a load of anecdotes.
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dvhendo

IronMaster Super Bench - With Pull up attachment, Just slots in.



Some good points pal, as I said before the vibro plate is for the wife - she likes it - Ive seen these in DW Sports where I used to train many use it there. (Mainly females tbh) they generally have good reviews - http://www.vibration-trainer-review.co.uk/benefits_of_using_a_vibration_trainer.html

Overall im happy with the equipment ive got. If its good enough for an IFBB Pro its good enough for me, I take your point about powertec as they do have some good machines but im delighted with the equipment choice I went for.

Ironmaster have won multi-awards for their equipment and their super bench is top notch.

We'll see in 6 months time how I get on with my setup, but ive been training 6 years on and off with a personal trainer (best in York). Im 5ft8 and mass-bulked to 14 stone last year, im currently at 11.8 stone ready for my hols next week, and then when I get back ill be back into my 5 day program.
Mascherano

There's no evidence to back your point up psychosonny. Just a load of … There's no evidence to back your point up psychosonny. Just a load of anecdotes.



really, so i guess the thousands of members on bodybuilding.com forums must also be wrong then?

go troll elsewhere i recognise your name, should be changed to trollerano
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