Pro Power Bench with 30kg Weights Set £39.99 reduced from £49.99 Argos
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Pro Power Bench with 30kg Weights Set £39.99 reduced from £49.99 Argos

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Found 11th Jan 2014
This Pro Power bench is a fantastic value for money way to get into shape at home. Perform various bench press exercises with weights up to 30kg. A great way to strengthen and tone muscles for an all over workout.
•Square tubular frame.
•Barbell rests for bench press and Quadriceps leg extension.
•Inclining bench for varied bench press exercises.
•Set of 6 weights totalling 30kg.
•Maximum user weight 110kg (17st 5lb).

53 Comments

Is this robust enough to withstand a session with Lee Parsons?

Even for a beginner that is way too light. After a few months the weight is useless.

I've had this bench before. I found it too small, and I'm only 5'7.

A beginner with £40 to spend is better off with an iron gym and a suspension trainer.

What are the weights vinyl or cast iron ? not a bad price if it's 6 5kg cast iron

lj2009

What are the weights vinyl or cast iron ? not a bad price if it's 6 5kg … What are the weights vinyl or cast iron ? not a bad price if it's 6 5kg cast iron



Vinyl.

Save yourself the money and learn how to do bodyweight exercises properly.

Push-ups, pull-ups, hanging leg raises, handstand push-ups... the list is endless and is much more beneficial than throwing half range bench presses around until the novelty wears off.

ledzepploid

Vinyl.



Makes this even worse then.

30kg is a pathetic amount of weight. The only people who would benefit from such weights, are likely so fat/weak that they would benefit more from basic bodyweight training/circuits.

Heck, the absurd amount of 7 minute workout apps going are pretty much tailored to those people, and they're far cheaper and more effective than this set will ever be.

TyrantJB

Save yourself the money and learn how to do bodyweight exercises … Save yourself the money and learn how to do bodyweight exercises properly.Push-ups, pull-ups, hanging leg raises, handstand push-ups... the list is endless and is much more beneficial than throwing half range bench presses around until the novelty wears off.



takes 3 times as long compared to using free weights.

Voted cold as I can only lift 2kg so no use to me! X)

I dont get it. The people moaning that it's too light/ not enough weight; can't you just go out and buy additional weight discs?

Psyber

I dont get it. The people moaning that it's too light/ not enough weight; … I dont get it. The people moaning that it's too light/ not enough weight; can't you just go out and buy additional weight discs?


Probably so.
They might be referring to the heavy weights in compound exercises such as deadlifts and squats - http://skinnybulkup.com/compound-exercises/

With the correct exercises 30kg will last you a while if you substitute those compound exercises with isolating exercises (may take longer).
They can be found here - http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/anatomy.htm.

Correct diet such as healthy wholesome meals and being at a calorie excess (for gaining muscle) and calorie deficit (for losing fat) and far more important than how heavy you lift.

Edited by: "buyer101" 12th Jan 2014

A £30 bench and £10 of weights is decent value.

30kg is not a pathetic amount of weight. 2x15kg barbells is enough for a very big range of exercises, including bicep and tricep curls, chest flys which are far more beneficial than bench press's, shoulder press, even starting lat raises.

This set plus a chin up bar and the ground for pushups would keep any beginner going for at least a year.

ITS NOT ABOUT HOW MUCH WEIGHT YOU LIFT, ITS HOW YOU LIFT IT. Eat well.

I see so many scrawny young lads in the gym lifting more than the big men. They don't get bigger, they get injured.
Edited by: "DoctorJamesWright" 12th Jan 2014

Gaiinns

Even for a beginner that is way too light. After a few months the weight … Even for a beginner that is way too light. After a few months the weight is useless.

True, but if you're like me: Someone without a bench, and wanting to increase my set of weights, this is ideal. Only dead weight is the bar which I already have.

Anyone know if this is leather?

I'm tryin to get me them gainzzz man!!! TMW, sugarwallin' a gym near you.
All this has just been advice, you can do whatever the f#@k you wanna do!!!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--rKbX6x8ePo/Uje3HRVzSkI/AAAAAAAAAaQ/jxP2NsgDon0/s1600/hodgetwins.png

What I don't get is why don't people just go on Gumtree? For £40 you can get better equipment + more weights at this price range.

People that sell are the ones that buy and don't actually end up using it, or require space, moving out/away, or joined a gym.

Well if you've got money to splash then go ahead buy everything at the normal going rate, but if you're wise with your money checkout other alternatives, and actually do your research beforehand before purchasing for anything better.

escortboy

I'm tryin to get me them gainzzz man!!! TMW, sugarwallin' a gym near … I'm tryin to get me them gainzzz man!!! TMW, sugarwallin' a gym near you.All this has just been advice, you can do whatever the f#@k you wanna do!!!



The f*ck out tha wayyyyyy!
Love them guys haha such a laugh!

MRR_ltd

What I don't get is why don't people just go on Gumtree? For £40 you can … What I don't get is why don't people just go on Gumtree? For £40 you can get better equipment + more weights at this price range. People that sell are the ones that buy and don't actually end up using it, or require space, moving out/away, or joined a gym. Well if you've got money to splash then go ahead buy everything at the normal going rate, but if you're wise with your money checkout other alternatives, and actually do your research beforehand before purchasing for anything better.



Gumtree + weights doesn't work out well at all. Since no one is willing to pay such a high fee for delivery, it's all local, and in many cities (including mine), Gumtree simply isn't that popular so you barely find a good deal, not to mention the quality of the product, alot of people like to hide the fine details until you actually purchase.

Seems a great deal for a wide variety of sets. As for the weight, it's not how much you lift but how you lift it! I bulk four times a week and can go through an entire series of sets without exceeding 30kg. It's all down to technique and not being an idiot trying to look butch and vain trying to lift a weight far in excess of what you've primed your body to lift without knowing proper and safe technique. Heat to OP.

gooner786

takes 3 times as long compared to using free weights.


You can be one of those fat guys that 'can bench 100kg' but can't do a pullup; can't stand them.

Personally I see the 'better than average' strength thresold at at least 1 good form wide grip pullup

2 Years ago I used to bench 60KG @ 55 KG bw on one of these, wasn't pleasant as the barbell was starting to bend lol

Edited by: "muzzzzzzzzzy" 12th Jan 2014

DoctorJamesWright

A £30 bench and £10 of weights is decent value. 30kg is not a pathetic a … A £30 bench and £10 of weights is decent value. 30kg is not a pathetic amount of weight. 2x15kg barbells is enough for a very big range of exercises, including bicep and tricep curls, chest flys which are far more beneficial than bench press's, shoulder press, even starting lat raises.This set plus a chin up bar and the ground for pushups would keep any beginner going for at least a year. ITS NOT ABOUT HOW MUCH WEIGHT YOU LIFT, ITS HOW YOU LIFT IT. Eat well.I see so many scrawny young lads in the gym lifting more than the big men. They don't get bigger, they get injured.


Not when benching... -_- 30KG is like air unless you're going for 20 + reps with amazing form

muzzzzzzzzzy

You can be one of those fat guys that 'can bench 100kg' but can't do a … You can be one of those fat guys that 'can bench 100kg' but can't do a pullup; can't stand them.Personally I see the 'better than average' strength thresold at at least 1 good form wide grip pullup2 Years ago I used to bench 60KG @ 55 KG bw on one of these, wasn't pleasant as the barbell was starting to bend lol


Can the same thing not be said for skinny little dudes that can do pullups and barely bench 50kg ?

There are two types of gym goers.
Bodybuilders and weightlifters.
Nothing wrong with being fat and lifting big weights, they want to weight Lift
If a 10 stone guy who can pullup for forever got into a fight with a 20 stone guy who benches 180kg but can't pull up. Whose gonna win? They sheer mass of the guy make him more than likely.

This is a cheap price but most males would be able to bench 30kg straight away or within two weeks of training.

Might be best putting the money to a set that will last you longer.

Some are naturally stronger than others and 30kg will be useless after a short while unless they compensate with increased reps.

This is ok for teenager or someone whose never touched weights.

Also some look up the hodge twins on youtube, funny guys!

Nothing like a weights thread to bring the testosterone to the surface. Density and quality of muscle has a big impact on strength. It's not all about size. Bruce Lee woulda kicked all your asses. I do krav maga training with some people who you'd think were overwieght, old and unfit. Believe me, you don't want to fight with them.

DoctorJamesWright

A £30 bench and £10 of weights is decent value. 30kg is not a pathetic a … A £30 bench and £10 of weights is decent value. 30kg is not a pathetic amount of weight. 2x15kg barbells is enough for a very big range of exercises, including bicep and tricep curls, chest flys which are far more beneficial than bench press's, shoulder press, even starting lat raises.This set plus a chin up bar and the ground for pushups would keep any beginner going for at least a year. ITS NOT ABOUT HOW MUCH WEIGHT YOU LIFT, ITS HOW YOU LIFT IT. Eat well.I see so many scrawny young lads in the gym lifting more than the big men. They don't get bigger, they get injured.



Sorry but half of what you've said is simply not true, 30kg doesn't go very far at all, it's not about how much weight you lift, it's how you lift it? Come on form and technique is very important, but weight is equally as important to see gains it's as simple as that...

DoctorJamesWright

30kg is not a pathetic amount of weight. 2x15kg barbells is enough for a … 30kg is not a pathetic amount of weight. 2x15kg barbells is enough for a very big range of exercises, including bicep and tricep curls, chest flys which are far more beneficial than bench press's, shoulder press, even starting lat raises.



lol, do you even lift?

Can get a 2nd hand multigym for that price with 100kg before resistance weight added to equation

15 years of gym'ing and weights on my card.

As others have said, technique is much more important than absolute weight used. Knowing somebody's max weight on a bench press, tells you very litlle about that person's ability, yet people always tend to focus on it.

I suspect 99% of these particular kits probably don't get used beyond the first 6-months, but then again 99% of the people that started gym'ing with me, aren't there any longer! :-)

For most people, i suspect that sit-ups, push-ups etc. would be more than sufficient to achieve their goals and these exercises can be done without kit - as stated by earlier poster. Having such kit lying around will be a pain and will take up half a room - don't forget the mirrors you will need to admire yourself and watch that technique!

I have been watching Gumtree for a while now as I have been looking for some kit at home, but the semi-pro stuff is big money and so I have found nothing as yet. The cheap stuff, as per this particular item, i imagine would be readily available at a heavy discount, 'in new condition'!

Haven't voted either way, by the way.

Nothing wrong with some kit at home if your personal circumstances dictate. Especially if you are really into lifting as some people in this thread.

Observation over the years though tells me that "I'm an average person just want to get fit" will get better results out of joining a gym, and even that needs more staying power than most people seem to have.

Good deal heat added

This bit of kit looks pretty awful. Buying new weights for this bar is probably not a good idea, it comes with vinyl weights and is probably not rated to take much more weight than 30kg.

To put it in to perspective, if you joined a gym they will most likely have a proper bench press with Olympic bars and metal plates. The Olympic bars alone are 20kg. 30kg is absolutely a beginners weight and will not last long at all.

Everyone keeps mentioning proper form and that people who lift heavier have poor form. I can bench 70kg (not impressive in comparison to a lot of gym goers) but I still do it with proper form in a 10-12 rep range.

Out of stock for delivery pick up only.http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/02/19/article-2281118-17AC7C57000005DC-564_470x496.jpg

Dan1061

Everyone keeps mentioning proper form and that people who lift heavier … Everyone keeps mentioning proper form and that people who lift heavier have poor form. I can bench 70kg (not impressive in comparison to a lot of gym goers) but I still do it with proper form in a 10-12 rep range.



I don't think anyone is saying heavy is bad - i do a modest 80k myself - but in every gym you will find many using heavier weights than they can handle, through the adoption of poor form. Conversely, i also see many people who are lifting weights that are too light for them to achieve their goals. They are amazed at the difference when they are put on the correct weight!

muzzzzzzzzzy

2 Years ago I used to bench 60KG @ 55 KG bw on one of these, wasn't … 2 Years ago I used to bench 60KG @ 55 KG bw on one of these, wasn't pleasant as the barbell was starting to bend lol



As a strength coach and powerlifter myself I believe in this saying:
"if the bar aint bending u r pretending!" pullup doesnt necessarily strengthen ur core...u need to perform heavy lifting to achieve ultimate strength.

This may be a good deal for the skinny kids that wants to start weights but the killer for me is the fact that the maximum user weight is 110kg. Which i am assuming includes user + weights used. This means that someone like me for example who weighs 93kg would only be able to have 17kgs of weights on the bar, which is no good at all.
But as i say for its a good deal for the skinny kids out there, so voting hot.

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Court_Jester

This may be a good deal for the skinny kids that wants to start weights … This may be a good deal for the skinny kids that wants to start weights but the killer for me is the fact that the maximum user weight is 110kg. Which i am assuming includes user + weights used. This means that someone like me for example who weighs 93kg would only be able to have 17kgs of weights on the bar, which is no good at all.But as i say for its a good deal for the skinny kids out there, so voting hot.


No max user weight is simply what you weigh.

I dont see how it can be that the max user weight can be the user weight only and not include the weights as well as they have no idea of how much weight you are going to use.

Court_Jester

This may be a good deal for the skinny kids that wants to start weights … This may be a good deal for the skinny kids that wants to start weights but the killer for me is the fact that the maximum user weight is 110kg. Which i am assuming includes user + weights used. This means that someone like me for example who weighs 93kg would only be able to have 17kgs of weights on the bar, which is no good at all.



Less, as you need to include the weight of the bar too! :-)

smallsteve

Less, as you need to include the weight of the bar too! :-)


sorry mate...forgot about the bar.

gooner786

takes 3 times as long compared to using free weights.



Look mate, I'm not arguing with you.

I've been lifting for years and I'm well aware of what works and what doesn't, so you stick to your twice a week lat pull down machine and your 10 minute treadmill runs and leave the big boys to discuss things properly.
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