Lonsdale Weight Bench & Tower was £109.99 now £41 with free delivery @ Sports Direct
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Lonsdale Weight Bench & Tower was £109.99 now £41 with free delivery @ Sports Direct

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Found 22nd Mar 2015
Great price for this especially with a tower.

Free delivery aswell

200KG MAX WEIGHT

35KG mentioned is for the leg extension!

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Holds only 35kg?

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6ixFoot1

Holds only 35kg?



Thats just for the leg extension

Holds 200kg.

SkyBlu75

CommentThats just for the leg extensionHolds 200kg.


Not according to that. 35kg max. Great if your grandma is wanting to get fit.

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pepperlic

Thats just for the leg extensionHolds 200kg.


Not according to that. 35kg max. Great if your grandma is wanting to get fit.[/quote

I have it.

In the instructions it says 200kg max (including your weight)

35kg max on leg extension.

Hot price for what it is.

what's the tower for? never seen it before

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oscar24

what's the tower for? never seen it before



Watch this video
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X1uavj9b2XQ

At around 1 minute he uses the tower

Original Poster

That video is not for this weight bench btw

I reckon if you stuck 45kgs+ on the leg extension the bench wouldn't fall apart, it's probably just for balancing the bench... Famous last words.
Decent value for a lightish home gym, it'd certainly be good enough for me.

Decent deal with the Tower - Ordered one for the spare room.. Just need a good deal on some cast iron weights now

I have this worth £43 the 200kg Max includes user weight. It is sturdy but if you weigh around 80 I wouldn't risk loading any more than 80kg.The butterfly extension gets in the way a bit when benching.

mikeyfive

I reckon if you stuck 45kgs+ on the leg extension the bench wouldn't fall … I reckon if you stuck 45kgs+ on the leg extension the bench wouldn't fall apart, it's probably just for balancing the bench... Famous last words.Decent value for a lightish home gym, it'd certainly be good enough for me.


The max I can get on the leg extension is 35kg using cast iron plates.

BTW the tower is kind of useless it doesn't come down that far even if you adjust it.

therealDelboy

I have this worth £43 the 200kg Max includes user weight. It is sturdy … I have this worth £43 the 200kg Max includes user weight. It is sturdy but if you weigh around 80 I wouldn't risk loading any more than 80kg.The butterfly extension gets in the way a bit when benching.



With my Rugby League physique I doubt I'd dare use this as I'm 107kg to start with......but then I'd not risk my safety to any Sports Direct own brand item

Sports Direct?

That tells you its a nasty item that will fall apart. Fast

therealDelboy

I have this worth £43 the 200kg Max includes user weight. It is sturdy … I have this worth £43 the 200kg Max includes user weight. It is sturdy but if you weigh around 80 I wouldn't risk loading any more than 80kg.The butterfly extension gets in the way a bit when benching.


Where is the butterfly extension for this then?

I`ll buy it in a car boot sale for £2.50 after one of you guys use it for 3 days, realize you`re always gonna be non-Arnie-looking fat slobs, & store it in your garage for a year.

Useless... get a gym membership + a gym buddy

qwertytrumpets

Useless... get a gym membership + a gym buddy

gym membership is the easy part its finding a gym buddy thats the hard part for me anyway.

Just don't join a 12 month contract one. Because if you realise you don't go as much and want to cancel then they won't let you.

bro do you even lift?

Would this be any use for triathlon strength training , im 80kg , all i need do is improve leg and arm strength . Would save waiting for machines at gym

or would a couple of weights and some kind of leg/foot bar be better ?

Those who are saying this is no good. What would you recommend? I am looking for a bench for use at home, already have cast iron barbell/dumbbells.

mikeyfive

I reckon if you stuck 45kgs+ on the leg extension the bench wouldn't fall … I reckon if you stuck 45kgs+ on the leg extension the bench wouldn't fall apart, it's probably just for balancing the bench... Famous last words.Decent value for a lightish home gym, it'd certainly be good enough for me.


could always leave something on the bench press to help with balance
could be 35kg as it pivots around a fairly narrow bolt with a bit of lateral movement also
i never liked them anyway as my backside always lifted up doing it with 2 legs, 1 leg felt better but probably stresses the pin more

is the lat pulldown part connected to the leg extension? that may be another reason for the recommended limit
Edited by: "brilly" 23rd Mar 2015

Whats the best place to get weights from? I go to the gym a fair bit but would like my own in my garage as well, but see most people suggest cast iron which seems about 50kg & bar for £100?

jamesphimister50

gym membership is the easy part its finding a gym buddy thats the hard … gym membership is the easy part its finding a gym buddy thats the hard part for me anyway.



Never been keen on gym buddies, they can become too much of a crutch if they 'knock' a few times it's very easy to not go. Just go solo, works for me. You can always chat to the other people in the gym.

Which weight sets would be recommended to make this complete?

jno2992

Whats the best place to get weights from? I go to the gym a fair bit but … Whats the best place to get weights from? I go to the gym a fair bit but would like my own in my garage as well, but see most people suggest cast iron which seems about 50kg & bar for £100?



For raw 10Kg weights argos seems the cheapest place at the mo, £1 a kilo if you buy £60 worth

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/SpecialOffer/fromProduct/9003194/promotionIdentifier/E16828.htm

For a bar and the smaller weights I'd go ebay, there's usually some on sale somewhere. If you don't need a lot of weight then just stick with this
Edited by: "Shard" 23rd Mar 2015

I'm guessing these don't fold away and require a lot of space? Seems perfect for me but I just don't have that much free space in my house! Even my garage is full of random stuff, oh well. Good find and heat added.

f2k8

I'm guessing these don't fold away and require a lot of space? Seems … I'm guessing these don't fold away and require a lot of space? Seems perfect for me but I just don't have that much free space in my house! Even my garage is full of random stuff, oh well. Good find and heat added.


You'd probably get as much of a workout tidying the garage if it's anything like mine.

corred1964

With my Rugby League physique I doubt I'd dare use this as I'm 107kg to … With my Rugby League physique I doubt I'd dare use this as I'm 107kg to start with......but then I'd not risk my safety to any Sports Direct own brand item


Loose some weight first

LoRdPlOps111

Never been keen on gym buddies, they can become too much of a crutch if … Never been keen on gym buddies, they can become too much of a crutch if they 'knock' a few times it's very easy to not go. Just go solo, works for me. You can always chat to the other people in the gym.


Why would you want to chat in the gym? Hate the chatty gym buddies talking about their day with one hand on a machine...

jno2992

Whats the best place to get weights from? I go to the gym a fair bit but … Whats the best place to get weights from? I go to the gym a fair bit but would like my own in my garage as well, but see most people suggest cast iron which seems about 50kg & bar for £100?



I'd recommend Gumtree. Usually loads on there around £1/kg. Quite often you can pick up decent benches as well. Worth a look to see what's local to you

Use a bit of caution and read lots of reviews when it comes to buying these cheap weights benches. I've had a few York ones over the years and often they don't seem to have that much stability once you start progressing up with the weights and I've had problems with bent bars and supports after a year or so of use. Personally I'd say if you are serious about working out maybe skip over these kind of cheaper benches and go for something by Body Solid or Ironmaster. Yes they cost a lot more but you tend to get 10 year warranties with them IIRC and they are massively better constructed and solid.

MaximusRo

Why would you want to chat in the gym? Hate the chatty gym buddies … Why would you want to chat in the gym? Hate the chatty gym buddies talking about their day with one hand on a machine...



Me too, but you can be civil and chat BETWEEN exercises...handsfree too!

MaximusRo

Loose some weight first



Lose the 'o' first....

MaximusRo

Why would you want to chat in the gym? Hate the chatty gym buddies … Why would you want to chat in the gym? Hate the chatty gym buddies talking about their day with one hand on a machine...



THIS.

save your conversations for the pub / your significant other please. the gym is for training, not chatting.

smelladeal

I`ll buy it in a car boot sale for £2.50 after one of you guys use it … I`ll buy it in a car boot sale for £2.50 after one of you guys use it for 3 days, realize you`re always gonna be non-Arnie-looking fat slobs, & store it in your garage for a year.



You should be a motivational speaker.

leeparsons

Where is the butterfly extension for this then?


It does have one.I bought the same bench a while ago and all though it wasn't advertised it did come with the bench.
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