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Equipment Advice, Olympic Dumbbells and Plates


#1

OK, so I have a major ‘thing’ for dumbbell clean and presses, but I’ve outgrown my standard weights set. What I need to know is where to get olympic dumbbell handles and plates, and some sort of direction on what plates I should get. The plan is ultimately to aim for a bodyweight (that is, both dumbbells add up to bodyweight) dumbbell clean and press. I weight 94.6kg, so I’m gonna round up to 100kg. Also, if you think this is retarded please do make your feelings known.


#2

I don’t think their is anything ‘retarded’ about your plan.

Also, with regards where to get oly plates & dbs…just look on ebay, you’ll find their is a fair bit of variance in price, though I would say the quality of most oly plates is generally pretty good, so it really just depends how much you are willing to pay really. Just shop around really.


#3

Fair enough. I’m trying to be as cheapskate as possible as money is tight (although I’m aware last time I did that I got lumbered with a crappy standard bar for ages), so ebay seems like a good idea. Thanks.