Pro Fitness Dumbbell Tree Set, £9.99 R&C @ Argos
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Pro Fitness Dumbbell Tree Set, £9.99 R&C @ Argos

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Found 4th Jul 2013
Was £19.99.
This dumbbell tree set is the ideal addition to your home fitness equipment. Complete with convenient storage stand to keep them together when not in use, this combination of weights is great for using as part of your workout. Build balanced weight up to 9kg to intensify your session as you build and define muscles.

Set comprises of 2x 1.1kg, 2x 2.3kg and 2x 4.5kg dumbbells.
Complete with convenient storage stand and includes user instructions.

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I'm looking for similar, but hollow ones that you then fill with water or sand - anyone seen any ? l've looked everywhere and couldn't find. Just a 5kg set would be OK too.

driver8

I'm looking for similar, but hollow ones that you then fill with water or … I'm looking for similar, but hollow ones that you then fill with water or sand - anyone seen any ? l've looked everywhere and couldn't find. Just a 5kg set would be OK too.



These are filled with sand/concrete.

There are some on offer in store in tesco that are similar to this

ether707

These are filled with sand/concrete.

thanks ether707 - but I was meaning empty ones, so nice & light to take overseas, then I can fill up when I get there.

As someone that knows nothing about weight training, what would you use the smaller weights for?

sonicfury

As someone that knows nothing about weight training, what would you use … As someone that knows nothing about weight training, what would you use the smaller weights for?


Toning, definition, shadow boxing.

buyer101

Toning, definition, shadow boxing.



Toning? lol

buyer101

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To be fair that guy looks like he's loving life.

Hes loving something alright!

Not surprised behind her!

These are at this price quite often. I bought mine at this price over two years ago so I guess that if you take inflation into account, they are cheaper than they might have been.

sonicfury

As someone that knows nothing about weight training, what would you use … As someone that knows nothing about weight training, what would you use the smaller weights for?


They'll hold a pile of paper down on a windy day when you open the window.

These aren't useful for 'weight training'.
They are useful to some degree for adding to cardio work to make it a bit harder - such as the shadow boxing suggestion above.

The 4.5kg ones might be ok for some people for some moves - but the basis of most weight training involves increasing weight, which you can't really do.

As for 'toning' - best results come from lifting heavy (no, you won't look like a man ladies, not unless you've got masses of testosterone flowing around your body already - in which case I'd cut back on the steroids rather than avoid doing weights ).

Women wishing to 'tone' I suggest have a look at a copy of "new rules of lifting for women" and go from there.

2 light.

Even the 4.5Kg ones are too light for most exercises. The Bread Knife lifts 6kg in cardio workouts and she's tiny!

_g_

They'll hold a pile of paper down on a windy day when you open the … They'll hold a pile of paper down on a windy day when you open the window.These aren't useful for 'weight training'.They are useful to some degree for adding to cardio work to make it a bit harder - such as the shadow boxing suggestion above.The 4.5kg ones might be ok for some people for some moves - but the basis of most weight training involves increasing weight, which you can't really do.As for 'toning' - best results come from lifting heavy (no, you won't look like a man ladies, not unless you've got masses of testosterone flowing around your body already - in which case I'd cut back on the steroids rather than avoid doing weights ).Women wishing to 'tone' I suggest have a look at a copy of "new rules of lifting for women" and go from there.



Agreed - the new rules of lifting for women is excellent and written very well and is very easy to understand

these are great,i got them long time ago still fine but it makes bit of sound when u use them. i think it's filled with small pieces of metal balls.

Just shows how little people know about weight training when people come on here and shout about how weights are useless because too light.

I have this set and have been weight training at home for a few years, I also own an olympic barbell and dumbbell set, bowflex dumbbells, a squat rack, a crossover n many more, and I do still use these dumbbells.

These are obviously good for cardio work and for toneing with lots of reps as already mentioned, but can also be extremely useful for bodybuilding for the following reasons:

Warming up the muscles before a workout.

Certain lifts such as reverse flys where low weights are heavy enough if your form is correct

Using as a drop set, meaning you use heavier weights on a set then once you cannot lift any more reps, you drop your dumbbells and use these to immedietly pump out some more.


sonicfury

As someone that knows nothing about weight training, what would you use … As someone that knows nothing about weight training, what would you use the smaller weights for?



Wasting your time.

Ermm.. these weights do have their uses as limited as they may be

These weights are terrible, I wouldn't recommend, they are of too cheap build, I know it reflects the price but when you're lifting with them and you have small bits of sand pouring in your face and in your eyes it's not worth it, I paid around £20 less than 2 months ago for a deal that was on here, free weights with an iron dumbell, weight went higher than these so was definitely a good deal. Just wouldn't recommend this.

beltabry

Just shows how little people know about weight training when people come … Just shows how little people know about weight training when people come on here and shout about how weights are useless because too light.


Sure for cardio.
For 'toning', do you mean doing cardio as well?
Because they won't be nearly as good as doing weights properly for adding 'tone' to muscle - but may help you burn a few more calories in a bit less time and give some of the advantages of 'HIIT' (bigger 'after burn').

Sure, these could be used as part of a complete program; but if someone has to ask, then likely they're not a great choice, I'd say!

If I was trying to improve my weight lifting, I'd be wanting something where I can easily incrementally increase weight by fairly small percentages of what I'm doing.

They are good for starters, kids and especially women, my sister can barely do a rep of the 4.5s

These look great for my partner who is recovering from wrist surgery and needs to regain strength in that area.

heat added

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Some helpful info here. Despite possessing the physique of an 11 year old child I'm going to go for something heavier myself.

Schwarzenegger

2 light.



Definitely too light for Mr Olympia, still strong as a pensioner

sonicfury

As someone that knows nothing about weight training, what would you use … As someone that knows nothing about weight training, what would you use the smaller weights for?



I'm a weakling, i admit it, but i've been using 1kg ones to start with just try and promote compression at the top of my spine because it's borderline osteoporortic. So although these may not suit some, there are some good uses for them.

_g_

They'll hold a pile of paper down on a windy day when you open the … They'll hold a pile of paper down on a windy day when you open the window.These aren't useful for 'weight training'.They are useful to some degree for adding to cardio work to make it a bit harder - such as the shadow boxing suggestion above.The 4.5kg ones might be ok for some people for some moves - but the basis of most weight training involves increasing weight, which you can't really do.As for 'toning' - best results come from lifting heavy (no, you won't look like a man ladies, not unless you've got masses of testosterone flowing around your body already - in which case I'd cut back on the steroids rather than avoid doing weights ).Women wishing to 'tone' I suggest have a look at a copy of "new rules of lifting for women" and go from there.



This is probably the most bogus thing I've ever heard. Please, anyone who wants advice - ask a professional....
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