I suppose the velcro belts allow for greater adjustment than the leather belts. Allowing for a more custom fit. They can be more comfortable to wear. Have a look at the following which have a comparison: https://barbend.com/leather-vs-nylon-lifting-belts/ https://noobgains.com/weight-lifting-belt-leather-or-nylon/ and this has quite a lot of info about belts: https://www.aqfsports.com/blogs/news/definitive-weightlifting-belts-guide
velcro wears out over time go with the leather
I prefer leather. I don't know which one you should buy.
Updated 25th MarLast updated 25th Mar by chellywellie
I picked mine up today and there’s stuff all over them, looks like sand possibly which I’m assuming is from the inside. Is this normal, or are they leaky?
They say it is permanent price (lol)
I wonder why HDUK do this? Seems strange..
I was lucky to get the 30kg dumbbell set last year still going strong. This 20kg model looks to have been upgraded with textured grip and larger spin locks compared to mine which will massively help keeping the weights firmly in place whilst easy to switch up.
Very good price
Updated 16th MarLast updated 16th Mar by Pinkgymbunny
Mine arrived the other day. For some reason they sent double what I ordered. Poor courier driver.
Any scratches and il be getting compo at these prices (lol) ....jokes! pretty much indestructible these
FYI, boxes were disintegrating before my eyes lol. But the discs were totally fine.
Mine are arriving in the next 2 hours 8x 10kg & 8x5kg.... i dont care if people think its overpriced at the end of the day we can continue to do what we love! And tri grips have alot of uses (y) 💪
My 10kg plates just arrived. Can't believe they came so quickly :) . They look absolutely gorgeous as well. I can also use them for more than stacking on a bar because of the Tri grip.
Updated 18th FebLast updated 18th Feb by edgeone
Mirafit coloured and splash bumper weights From £69.95 + £4.95 delivery @ Mirafit
Various sizes available for Mirafit coloured and splash bumper plates for Olympic bars. I didn't get the 'back in stock' email alert, which is slightly concerning. Great quality… Read more
Voted hot. I have their crumb bumpers and quality is good. You're not really going to get cheaper at the moment and Mirafit are a decent outfit.
£3/kilo for a pair of 25kg bumper plates from a reputable supplier is a good deal. People compare them to what sand-filled vinyl standard 1" plates from Argos cost about 10 years ago unfortunately. I've got their "plain" bumper plates and they are excellent. This is a very good deal - especially at the moment. The lighter weights are more per kg which is normal.
I've not voted, but some will vote cold because they aren't the price that they were a year ago before the pandemic. Also, asking for reasons why cold votes are given tends to lead to more cold votes, for some reason.
Genuinely interested why the cold. Its really hard to find weight plates let alone bumper plates at the moment.
Updated 18th FebLast updated 18th Feb by mr_bargain
Not necessarily a joke I know few people with masses amount of stuff they bought to resell at huge profits due to covid
Tha's actually really smart thinking, hadn't considered alternatives like this. I would say that pump classes seem to be broken into working different muscle groups and varying the weight on the bar each time seems key so it may not be fully sufficient.
Having done a class last night with my wife I'm very impressed if 20KG isn't enough for anyone doing a pump class
Aldi do a bag for 25 that weighs 20kg which would do same job as this probably.Got my gf it for valentine's Day ,she was chuffed when I told her I'd ordered her a new bag can't wait to see her face once it's delivered.
Updated 17th FebLast updated 17th Feb by Regprentice
Mirafit Olympic hex weights various sizes from £29.95 + £4.95 shipping @ Mirafit
Mirafit have their Olympic, I. e. 2 inch hole, weight plates back in stock. Now argos appear to have withdrawn their hex plates this is the cheapest new price I'm aware of for Oly… Read more
Brilliant thanks. I'd been holding off for argos plates, but I see they have jacked up their prices so while they still aren't as high as these the gap is closing and the Mirafit ones are better quality. Looks like argos have stopped branding their own brand fitness equipment as Mens/Women's Health and moves to a 'pro fitness' brand. The items look identical but prices have gone up 10-25%.
back in stock
Just an FYI. Ordered these two weeks ago and an Olympic bar that came in stock - spent over £500 - and DHL partially delivered the small weights and never even tried to deliver the rest. Caught the driver at one point who told me they ‘weren’t a priority’ but would get them to me when they were ‘less busy’. Anyway, DHL sent them back as ‘undeliverable’ and Mirafit sold them on before dispatching them on to me again. They also want me to pay for the return of what they did deliver, even though I can’t use them due to their mistake. Going to avoid them in the future, awful customer service.
good spot - they go cheaper per kg the heavier you go. I got the 25s in the first lockdown - out of stock but them and the 20s (in stock) are more like £3/kilo. Really good plates.
Mirafit now have Olympic bumpers if anyone prefers those at £4 per kg instead of the £3per kg on this deal mirafit.co.uk/mirafit-black-olympic-rubber-bumper-plates-choice-of-size.html
Updated 6th FebLast updated 6th Feb by JohnMcDonagh
Mirafit Standard 1" EZ Curl Bar £24.95 delivered @ Mirafit
Been on the lookout for a bar and this has finally been instock. Good if you can't get the Argos one. https://mirafit.co.uk/mirafit-1-ez-curl-bar.html
ordered but don't even know where I can get suitable plates for it, everywhere is sold out?
Just an FYI. Would avoid Mirafit. Ordered two weeks ago the handle weights and an Olympic bar that came in stock - spent over £500 - and DHL partially delivered the small weights and never even tried to deliver the rest. Caught the driver at one point who told me they ‘weren’t a priority’ but would get them to me when they were ‘less busy’. Anyway, DHL sent them back as ‘undeliverable’ and Mirafit sold them on before dispatching them on to me again. They also want me to pay for the return of what they did deliver, even though I can’t use them due to their mistake. Going to avoid them in the future, awful customer service.
Ordered but shipping is £4.95 bringing the total cost to £29.90
I use this in the bathroom any time I want to curl one off
Just an FYI. Ordered two weeks ago the handle weights and an Olympic bar that came in stock - spent over £500 - and DHL partially delivered the small weights and never even tried to deliver the rest. Caught the driver at one point who told me they ‘weren’t a priority’ but would get them to me when they were ‘less busy’. Anyway, DHL sent them back as ‘undeliverable’ and Mirafit sold them on before dispatching them on to me again. They also want me to pay for the return of what they did deliver, even though I can’t use them due to their mistake. Going to avoid them in the future, awful customer service.
Out of stock
Great find for anyone looking for weights times are hard but their a still morons on this planet stating the obvious that yes yes prices are high ... Jebus help us all (horror) (horror) (horror)
I'm struggling with why people are comparing these with other weights sets (eg cast iron etc), or suggesting water bottles/calisthenics/walking. If that's what you want to use or do, go for those products. Don't belittle these. Bumper plates are great to own for a certain type of fitness enthusiast or for PTs who train people interested in learning weightlifting (the sport, not just lifting weights). Using cast iron 5kg plates will require extreme flexibility to safely lift the weight from the ground without putting excess strain on the lower back. Bumper plates typically raise the bar to mid-shin level, helping maintain spinal alignment, even when 'learning' with lower weights, as all weights are the same diameter). Used by athletes and people interested in Olympic lifting and deadlifts. Just don't drop the bar if only using the 5kg plates - quick way of destroying them. Anyone who may comment negatively on people dropping heavy weights doesn't understand weightlifting, and that it's the safest way to put them down again after lifting close to 1RM. Great price OP. I paid somewhere around £300 for a second hand set (5s through 20s - 100kgs) a few years back. These would be sub £365 for that same set. I'd be tempted if I didn't already have some. See here:
why not just improvise with: 2 / 5 litre bottles of water?
Updated 29th Dec 2020Last updated 29th Dec 2020 by FaceOfAss
Best place for weights?
Hey everyone, Hope you had a great Christmas! I'm looking to buy some weights with my Christmas money my parents gave me but my God have they got expensive! When did a 16kg dumbb… Read more
Women's Health... Sounds like something JK Rowling would call it. PeoplewithacervixHealth is much more on trend
You right of course (ninja) (nerd)
For a studio style class you'll be swinging these round for 60 minutes, theyre definitely heavy by the end of that. You could used a bare Olympic bar but not many people have the space to safely swing one of those around. I'm also hoping this is a flexible and comfortable enough to allow my wife and son to build up to 20kg to start working towards using a full bar. But we will see.
20kg is 20kg is 20kg .. I’ve got one very similar 20kg set lying around which I do sometimes use for this & that .. don’t matter if it called men’s health or women’s health or gender free iron .. it does the same thing which is not offer a lot of resistance (party) (strong) (lipstick)
I always hated my gym's pump bars and had to wear gloves doing clean and presses as lifting heavy weight overhead can be precarious. Since switching to a normal bar since lockdown I've had no problem...much prefer it as hands don't get so sweaty.
Updated 9th Sep 2020Last updated 9th Sep 2020 by thecoolguy
Can defo hold a lot more than 40kg, I use 30kg dumbells on this no problem
https://www.argos.co.uk/product/6193588?clickSR=slp:term:weight%20bench:2:12:1 Opted to go for that as it was available locally ^ Seems not bad with it including weights even if the 30kg is quite light to some people’s standards
Actually a really good entry level bench. Managed to pick one up right at the start of lockdown and it's served me well. Really easy to put together and feels solid. Yes there are sturdier and nicer looking options - but nothing close to this £40.
These were almost double the price during full lockdown (shock horror) so it's good to see they're now a more reasonable price.
Probably a decent bench but can't help but think that flamingoes appear more stable than this.
Updated 30th Aug 2020Last updated 30th Aug 2020 by alexmtmorgan
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Thank you. Got one same day which was brilliant. Good set
The point isn't which strength building exercise is the safest and as long as your form is okay the risks are minimal. You're clearly out of your depth and just arguing for the sake of arguing. Good luck with your gymnastics (y)
Yes, because the spine is so well designed for the Big 3, loading tons of weight and compressing the discs. Those are some cool acronyms bro.
Unqualified advice? I've got a BSc in sport and exercise science, a MSc in Strength and Conditioning and on my way to becoming an accredited UKSCA coach. Gymnasts do build great strength however most of their training requires focussing on the movements they complete when they compete. Hence it wouldn't be recommended for some who say wants to squat twice their bodyweight. Maybe I generalised the average person too much, but in my experience when someone says they want to get strong it usually means being strong at the "big 3". Like I said Specificity is key 8)
Updated 25th Aug 2020Last updated 25th Aug 2020 by gowingnator