V-FIT STB09-1 FOLDING WEIGHT BENCH + 50KG CAST IRON WEIGHT SET - £129.99 @ Sweatband
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V-FIT STB09-1 FOLDING WEIGHT BENCH + 50KG CAST IRON WEIGHT SET - £129.99 @ Sweatband

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Found 27th FebEdited by:"upmiddlefinger"
Been looking around for a cast iron weight set with a bench, this is the best price i can find. Weights are normally are about £100 and the bench alone is worth about £90

on checkout use code: 10OVER100

free delivery too

Unless someone knows a better deal
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satty198635 m ago

Not a olympic bench bar or weights, not for me ideal for someone starting …Not a olympic bench bar or weights, not for me ideal for someone starting off


Good luck in the Olympics.
Good for a 14 year old no good for a man.
Better to get a 20kg bar, will cost more, but will be more useful in the long run.
nokiafusion42 m ago

Good for a 14 year old no good for a man.


How long have you had one of these???
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Not a olympic bench bar or weights, not for me ideal for someone starting off
satty198635 m ago

Not a olympic bench bar or weights, not for me ideal for someone starting …Not a olympic bench bar or weights, not for me ideal for someone starting off


Good luck in the Olympics.
Good for a 14 year old no good for a man.
Better to get a 20kg bar, will cost more, but will be more useful in the long run.
nokiafusion42 m ago

Good for a 14 year old no good for a man.


How long have you had one of these???
I have one of these and it’s fine. I had it up on 20 reps of 95kg and did not feel the need to go further as a very casual user. 2 negatives are that the bench is a little too short and the bar supports are kind of where your hands want to be. Doesn’t stop it being useful though. Clearly if you spend more you’ll get more but most of us let these things collect dust anyway:)
Btw I’ve actually dropped to 55kg with more reps now as the higher weight was stopping me wanting to do it!
Cool!
Expensive for what will end up being a clothes dryer.
You can't put muscles on ya chins.
Sweet deal. Defo HOT!
I had this bench in the past. It's a false economy as it doesn't last. Weights are weights, and while Olympic bars without spinlocks are nicer to use, they're not necessary. This bar is poor though - it's not solid as you need to screw it together in the middle. It will bend and it could even come apart on you.

I'd recommend you get a sturdier bench and squat rack, like mirafit.co.uk/pac…tml I know this blows the budget, but that V-fit bench ended up being in the tip after 6 months.

There are plenty of better weights sets, and they don't need to be cast iron if budget's an issue
If you don't plan to use it, don't buy it at all.
Edited by: "pintoouk" 27th Feb
jimboughton27th Feb

Btw I’ve actually dropped to 55kg with more reps now as the higher weight w …Btw I’ve actually dropped to 55kg with more reps now as the higher weight was stopping me wanting to do it!


Cool story Bro.
Roid rage.
Great Price...
I got one York one with 100kg if anyone wants one
All you need in my opinion. Only 120kg worth of a weights and a Olympic bar but enough to get a varied and challenging workout for a few little while.
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Hard enough carrying my shopping bags
"Total Weight Load: 200kg (441lbs)"..... ALL KINDS OF GAINS
dinouk1 h, 27 m ago

All you need in my opinion. Only 120kg worth of a weights and a Olympic …All you need in my opinion. Only 120kg worth of a weights and a Olympic bar but enough to get a varied and challenging workout for a few little while. [Image]


Do you bench press on your own? Thing is, surely it's not safe to do so, even with a big set up like that?

Only way to make it totally safe on your own is to use a power cage but the things are ridiculously big, not very practical for the living room.

Thus I was wondering perhaps it's better to do a different exercise rather than bench press if on your own?
supermann12 m ago

Do you bench press on your own? Thing is, surely it's not safe to do so, …Do you bench press on your own? Thing is, surely it's not safe to do so, even with a big set up like that? Only way to make it totally safe on your own is to use a power cage but the things are ridiculously big, not very practical for the living room. Thus I was wondering perhaps it's better to do a different exercise rather than bench press if on your own?


It's not ideal but just ensure the collars are off so if you fail you can just tip it to the side.
silverred7 m ago

It's not ideal but just ensure the collars are off so if you fail you can …It's not ideal but just ensure the collars are off so if you fail you can just tip it to the side.


I'm reliably informed that standing overhead press or dips may be a safer alternative and cheaper too as you don't need to buy a rack.

Then again would be pretty bad if you dropped the thing doing a standing overhead press lol especially if you were living in a high rise.
Edited by: "supermann" 27th Feb
supermann45 m ago

I'm reliably informed that standing overhead press or dips may be a safer …I'm reliably informed that standing overhead press or dips may be a safer alternative and cheaper too as you don't need to buy a rack.Then again would be pretty bad if you dropped the thing doing a standing overhead press lol especially if you were living in a high rise.


Bench is best for chest. Can always go light and do 10/12 reps
A man in reasonable health training a few times per week will need more than 50kg for barbell bench press after a few months tops... I get the backlash at those pointing out it's for a child or not heavy enough for them, but honestly do yourself a favour and skip this of you are interested in weight training.
jimboughton7 h, 28 m ago

I have one of these and it’s fine. I had it up on 20 reps of 95kg and did …I have one of these and it’s fine. I had it up on 20 reps of 95kg and did not feel the need to go further as a very casual user. 2 negatives are that the bench is a little too short and the bar supports are kind of where your hands want to be. Doesn’t stop it being useful though. Clearly if you spend more you’ll get more but most of us let these things collect dust anyway:)


95kg @ 20 reps & your a casual user? Give over
"Lee Parsons is strong" used to be a HUKD meme years ago on the gym equipment posts. You were famous for a huge bicep curl.

Completely agree with your comment. Putting 20 reps at 95kg into a rep max calculator, the 1RM should be 201kg. A 200kg bench would pretty much identify you as a serious powerlifter and absolutely not a casual user!

EDIT: Lol - an 192.5kg bench would be the standard for an 145kg elite male athlete competing in strength sports. If you were any lighter than 145kg it would make you even more of an elite power lifter.
leeparsons50 m ago

95kg @ 20 reps & your a casual user? Give over

Edited by: "Immoraliste" 28th Feb
supermann9 h, 27 m ago

Do you bench press on your own? Thing is, surely it's not safe to do so, …Do you bench press on your own? Thing is, surely it's not safe to do so, even with a big set up like that? Only way to make it totally safe on your own is to use a power cage but the things are ridiculously big, not very practical for the living room. Thus I was wondering perhaps it's better to do a different exercise rather than bench press if on your own?


Yes I do however, not close to my max for obvious reasons.. It is definitely better to train with a partner for safety and psychological reasons. I use the rings quite a bit now for challenging exercises.
Mainly use the bench for incline /flat but yes like you said would be better if I had a spotter.
It's only 25kg on either side. It will become redundant to even a complete beginner after a year of usage....
Edited by: "Matt356" 28th Feb
I'd agree, HOT if buying for a 15 year old
This isnt worth it if you're serious about getting stronger. You'd be better off investing in a bench, olympic bar, half rack and 150kg of weight. eBay or Gumtree usually have decent used deals. Or just sign up to your local gym.
Have to agree 50kg is pretty limiting for a fully grown man. All the sarcastic comments saying otherwise are probably insecure couch potatoes. This is fine for children or elderly ppl to retain muscle mass and a great price so hot.
I like to say that the cast weight will be what i call the ctap ( polite version). As it will be made up of mostly little weights
fanpages27th Feb

Good luck in the Olympics.


I feel like you should get a 50% discount for that comment alone. Good play sir.
supermann27th Feb

Do you bench press on your own? Thing is, surely it's not safe to do so, …Do you bench press on your own? Thing is, surely it's not safe to do so, even with a big set up like that? Only way to make it totally safe on your own is to use a power cage but the things are ridiculously big, not very practical for the living room. Thus I was wondering perhaps it's better to do a different exercise rather than bench press if on your own?


Dumbell press; same basic movement, no spotter required, prevents uneven development, greater variations
leeparsons28th Feb

95kg @ 20 reps & your a casual user? Give over


Just noticed this a month later- okay casual user is a bit strong, this was after a couple of months and I am 123kg myself (and some of that is not fat!)
jimboughton7th Apr

Just noticed this a month later- okay casual user is a bit strong, this …Just noticed this a month later- okay casual user is a bit strong, this was after a couple of months and I am 123kg myself (and some of that is not fat!)


Umm. Your 19st odd. It helps. But guys i know who lift super heavy are not casual users. Was doing one rep max at 120kg i beleive. Maybe 160. I find your stretching the truth, but i am not sure whivh direction
I also had this bench, and its nice and light, but i manage to bends the crap out of it. I would say its great for low weight. As for those fly part, its great. But dont over load it like i did. I manage to wreck it.
I say pay more and get quality that will last. Unless you like false economy.
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