Pro Power Home Gym @ Argos - £99.99  Was £199.99 Half Price - On sale AGAIN if you missed it
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Pro Power Home Gym @ Argos - £99.99 Was £199.99 Half Price - On sale AGAIN if you missed it

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Found 20th Apr 2013
This was previously on sale, went and is now back. The reviews look good but have to say, as a woman I am already doing armcurls etc over 30kg but it would be great for someone starting out not wanting a gym membership or maybe wants to work out in private.

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You're curling over 30Kg?

Not a fan of home gyms but this is a good price for a starter.
Edited by: "collectorcol" 20th Apr 2013

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collectorcol

You're curling over 30Kg?



Come on Bro...... I DO LIFT

Plenty of space there for clothes hangers, I like it.

Banned

great for hanging your clothes on

Jackie, you scare me...

this may sound but this seems too cheap. bet it doesnt last 30 mins.

better to use free weights but this type of gym is safer if you are on your own....id just spend me for better quality

oops i mwant spend more lol

juicyjackie

Come on Bro...... I DO LIFT



good lass

I was just looking at your last 3 deals posts:
whole large chickens, spartacus and a multi gym.. quality, lol

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lovernotfighter

I was just looking at your last 3 deals posts:whole large chickens, … I was just looking at your last 3 deals posts:whole large chickens, spartacus and a multi gym.. quality, lol



Not all women are bubble brained obsessed with soaps and drink lambrini. Some of us are freakin' badazz that want to be healthy. I have lost 101lbs since January 2012, now I am getting shredded rahhhh!

lovernotfighter

I was just looking at your last 3 deals posts:whole large chickens, … I was just looking at your last 3 deals posts:whole large chickens, spartacus and a multi gym.. quality, lol


Protein powder, kettle bells...






Body butter and an adult vibrating toy oO X)

LOL hot.

Original Poster

collectorcol

Protein powder, kettle bells...Body butter and an adult vibrating toy oO … Protein powder, kettle bells...Body butter and an adult vibrating toy oO X)



The last two are for after... silly

juicy, you don't have to answer this but i am interested to know how much you weigh, given that you can curl 30kg's
=p

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finestshot

juicy, you don't have to answer this but i am interested to know how much … juicy, you don't have to answer this but i am interested to know how much you weigh, given that you can curl 30kg's=p



Theres certain things you dont ask:-

How much someone earns
Whats that noise
How much a lady weighs



i can curl 50kg max (preacher) about 3 reps and im 80kg, male and trained for 3 years (if any one cares) usually i curl dumbells 22kgs each side without swinging around like a muppet.
I still reckon jackie would weigh me in lol

juicyjackie

Theres certain things you dont ask:- How much someone earnsWhats that … Theres certain things you dont ask:- How much someone earnsWhats that noiseHow much a lady weighsHowever if you want to see a progress pic heres mine -



That is a remarkable achievement, you should be proud of yourself

Original Poster

lovernotfighter

i can curl 50kg max (preacher) about 3 reps and im 80kg, male and trained … i can curl 50kg max (preacher) about 3 reps and im 80kg, male and trained for 3 years (if any one cares) usually i curl dumbells 22kgs each side without swinging around like a muppet.I still reckon jackie would weigh me in lol



Wonder if I could dead lift you... hmmmmm :-)

Hot

I can bench press 0.75 tonnes and I weight 73kgs

Aint nobody got time for curls!

steveex

I can bench press 0.75 tonnes and I weight 73kgs

10x bodyweight bench press, you a wizard brah?

Probably the best deal I have ever seen in the fitness category. Wish I had more space to put it somewhere.

30kg of weights...

Honestly, this is pointless if you want to workout.
Edited by: "Wotwot123" 20th Apr 2013

Ideal for beginners.

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Wotwot123

30kg of weights...Honestly, this is pointless if you want to workout.



Its good for beginners, don't forget everyone has to start somewhere, better to do it safely by not going crazy and building up your knowledge and strength at a sensible rate.

Maximum user weight 100kg - You can tell its not for serious use.

juicyjackie

Its good for beginners, don't forget everyone has to start somewhere, … Its good for beginners, don't forget everyone has to start somewhere, better to do it safely by not going crazy and building up your knowledge and strength at a sensible rate.



No it's not good for beginners in the slightest. Anyone with any knowledge of exercise equipment whatsoever knows that this is garbage for beginners.

I'd love for you to describe how this machine is safe, given that it forces incredibly poor form.

Why do people with no knowledge whatsoever talk with such authority?

Heat added as its a decent deal.
To all those saying that 30kg is too light, it isnt necessarily, it all depends on what you want to achieve in the gym.
For strength this is too light you should be aiming to lift 80-90% of you 1 rep max in a 3-5 rep range.
However for aesthetics it could be useful in addition to a decent cardio program. The most important factors for muscle hypertrophy are time under tension and increased protein intake. In practical terms ill give you an example. If you go into the gym and lift 60kg for 3x8 you have lifted 1400kg. If however you drop the weight to 30kg and lift it for 3x20 you will have lifted 1800kg, prompting bigger increases in hypertrophy. This is the basis for german volume training.

Sorry about the essay but yeah if want hypertrophy and are willing to put in the time (gvt workouts are long) then this could be useful.

ps 3rd sports science student so I like to think I know what im on about

Everlast EV500 Home Home Gym

Come's with 50kg of weight + nectar points and works out £136 delivered. Also 3.53% TCB

Not saying it's a better deal, just a different option

Code discount15 btw to get price
Edited by: "Saintledger" 20th Apr 2013

Great find thank you

robm612

Heat added as its a decent deal.To all those saying that 30kg is too … Heat added as its a decent deal.To all those saying that 30kg is too light, it isnt necessarily, it all depends on what you want to achieve in the gym.For strength this is too light you should be aiming to lift 80-90% of you 1 rep max in a 3-5 rep range.However for aesthetics it could be useful in addition to a decent cardio program. The most important factors for muscle hypertrophy are time under tension and increased protein intake. In practical terms ill give you an example. If you go into the gym and lift 60kg for 3x8 you have lifted 1400kg. If however you drop the weight to 30kg and lift it for 3x20 you will have lifted 1800kg, prompting bigger increases in hypertrophy. This is the basis for german volume training.Sorry about the essay but yeah if want hypertrophy and are willing to put in the time (gvt workouts are long) then this could be useful.ps 3rd sports science student so I like to think I know what im on about



That is absolute rubbish. If you've been taught that at university then ask for your money back. That's incredible.

Let's just drop the weight to 1kg and do it 1800 times.....
Edited by: "Lampshades" 20th Apr 2013

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Lampshades

No it's not good for beginners in the slightest. Anyone with any … No it's not good for beginners in the slightest. Anyone with any knowledge of exercise equipment whatsoever knows that this is garbage for beginners.I'd love for you to describe how this machine is safe, given that it forces incredibly poor form. Why do people with no knowledge whatsoever talk with such authority?





This is a deals forum, we are not here to poke holes in peoples techniques or how they choose to work out, its really none of your business.

This is the part where you reel of all of your years of experience, your qualifications that we have no idea if they are fake or not and tell us how many people you train. Please, its always fun... go ahead...

Juicy Jackie, you're a hero! Good on you, well done for shifting that amount of weight and not falling into the trap of 'weights will make me look like Jodie Marsh' rather than just make you look awesome.

Good deal if you're after this sort of thing, I would say get yourself a second hand Olympic bar off eBay, a couple of relatively light plates (5 or 10kg), a skipping rope and maybe a medicine ball for just over £100 (hopefully). Learn how to do press ups properly and find decent running routes round your home. Who needs a gym membership?

juicyjackie

This is a deals forum, we are not here to poke holes in peoples … This is a deals forum, we are not here to poke holes in peoples techniques or how they choose to work out, its really none of your business.This is the part where you reel of all of your years of experience, your qualifications that we have no idea if they are fake or not and tell us how many people you train. Please, its always fun... go ahead...



Yes it is their business, because people like you tell them it's safe when you have clearly no knowledge whatsoever. Lifting weight with poor technique is fundamentally unsafe.

Do I have to list my qualifications or can you understand that most simple of facts?

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chapati_monsta

Juicy Jackie, you're a hero! Good on you, well done for shifting that … Juicy Jackie, you're a hero! Good on you, well done for shifting that amount of weight and not falling into the trap of 'weights will make me look like Jodie Marsh' rather than just make you look awesome.Good deal if you're after this sort of thing, I would say get yourself a second hand Olympic bar off eBay, a couple of relatively light plates (5 or 10kg), a skipping rope and maybe a medicine ball for just over £100 (hopefully). Learn how to do press ups properly and find decent running routes round your home. Who needs a gym membership?



Thank you! I go to a gym as I live in a bad area, I tried running and was freaking scary out there! I am doing the couch to 5k and I am doing my firsr half marathon in October for charity! I have a personal trainer so it should all come together nicely.

To be honest I am NOT buying this as its too big, but I wanted to share the deal with the hope others might benefit. I am looking to get a boxing punch bag as I missed out on the awesome sportsdirect deal earlier in the week, but I want a freestanding one so I can do it in the garden.

chapati_monsta

Juicy Jackie, you're a hero! Good on you, well done for shifting that … Juicy Jackie, you're a hero! Good on you, well done for shifting that amount of weight and not falling into the trap of 'weights will make me look like Jodie Marsh' rather than just make you look awesome.Good deal if you're after this sort of thing, I would say get yourself a second hand Olympic bar off eBay, a couple of relatively light plates (5 or 10kg), a skipping rope and maybe a medicine ball for just over £100 (hopefully). Learn how to do press ups properly and find decent running routes round your home. Who needs a gym membership?



£100 would get you 6 months membership at my gym, with proper equipment and professionals to help you. Home training is very hard to do well on a budget.

At lampshades ill take the advice of a lecturer who does strength and conditioning for 5 major spl clubs and the current leaders of the rabo pro 12 rugby league (warriors). You would be surprised at the amount of things that are taught incorrectly by pts etc due to the lack of regulation in the industry. I wont argue with you however if you are naive enough to think you know everything about working out then so be it. What is it they say "ignorance is bliss"

Lampshades

Yes it is their business, because people like you tell them it's safe … Yes it is their business, because people like you tell them it's safe when you have clearly no knowledge whatsoever. Lifting weight with poor technique is fundamentally unsafe.Do I have to list my qualifications or can you understand that most simple of facts?



Lifting high volume with poor technique, a.k.a Crossfit. (hides from crossfitters)

Do you even lift?
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