Pro Power 50kg Barbell Dumbbell Set £59.99 @ Argos.
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Pro Power 50kg Barbell Dumbbell Set £59.99 @ Argos.

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Found 26th Dec 2012
Look great, reviews are excellent and at £59.99 they seem a great price too. I've reserved a set so will let you know. Not sure of availability.

6 x 0.5kg.
6 x 1.25kg.
4 x 2.5kg.
4 x 5kg.
2 x 35.5 solid spinlock bars.
1 x solid spinlock barbell.
6 spinlock collars.
50 weight combinations.
Total weight combination, discs 40.5kg.
Total weight including spinlock bars 50kg.
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the vinyl 50kg set is available for £29.99 which seem get great reviews.
If you're serious about training don't bother with vinyl, they're not dense enough. Cast iron are far better in the long run, worth the extra £30 more.
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Saintledger

the vinyl 50kg set is available for £29.99 which seem get great reviews.

True. I'd rather have Cast Iron though. With vinyl, due to their width, there's a limit to the number of weight you can physically fit on to a bar be it barbell or dumbbell. Obviously that's also true of Cast Iron but weight to width ratio, Cast Iron wins it.
Vintl sucks. You be lucky to get any weight on a bar
I also got to state, vinyl doesnt last. When plastic cracks, the concrete or what ever it is starts to get chip away as well. It would take some time to get weights in such a sprry state of rust.
These things are useless really. For £60 you can get a 3 month gym subscription, and have access to a wide range of proper equipment.
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heeljames

These things are useless really. For £60 you can get a 3 month gym … These things are useless really. For £60 you can get a 3 month gym subscription, and have access to a wide range of proper equipment.

When you say: 'These things are useless really.' Are you referring to your comments? That £60 is still there at the end of 3 months and if you don't fancy it, can't be bothered, haven't the time, are unable to train through injury etc etc etc then you can sell the weights to get some of your money back. Which gyms are offering that...?
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Mental comment above. Why only have 3 months of gym membership (it'd have to be a really cheap gym at that) when you can have weights at home for life?
Blasphemous

When you say: 'These things are useless really.' Are you referring to … When you say: 'These things are useless really.' Are you referring to your comments? That £60 is still there at the end of 3 months and if you don't fancy it, can't be bothered, haven't the time, are unable to train through injury etc etc etc then you can sell the weights to get some of your money back. Which gyms are offering that...?


Wow smart answer.....not. Unless you want to go and spent £80-£100 on a bench you wont be able to use this set properly anyway, not to mention these bars are thin and flimsy to use. A gym membership buys you access to proper equipment that you can use safely in an environment where there are professionals around to help you and teach you. Ive been bodybuilding for 2.5 years now, I more than know my way around sets like these.
To say they are useless is just incorrect, yes a gym is better but, even with an £80 bench it still works out equivalent to 5 months gym membership. You'll easily get far longer than 5 months use out of this. I bought a set 5 years ago when I started bodybuilding and I still use them when I can't make it to the gym. I won't put more than 100kg's on one of these bars but you can still train high reps and get a decent pump on further down the line when you can't make it down to the gym. If you're starting out, it'll be far longer than 5 months before you're putting 100kg's on the bar anyway. So 6 months of training on this instead of going to a gym will have saved you money and if you're training properly you'll be in no worse shape than if you were training at a gym.
Hot from me, just wish I had the flippin' space!
If like me you're not a body builder and lift weights solely for conditioning 50kg, vinyl or cast iron is more than sufficient. Using the barbell as a free weight for things like squats, good mornings is much more benificial than simply pressing weight, but maybe that's just me..
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