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Equipment For The Home?


#1

I am looking to get a bench and weight set for my house. My first question relates to the weight set. What is the biggest difference between an iron weight set and a weight set made from rubber (other than the fact that one would look like I am benching the rainbow)?

My second question is about the bench. Walmart has a Golds Gym bench

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5280822

that has everything that I would like including the ability to use it for doing squats. Has anyone used this bench or heard anything about it? I would think that because it is a product of Golds Gym that it would be decent equipment but then it is Walmart who is selling the product.

Thanks in advance
Al


#2

If it's anything like the Golds Gym equipment sold in the UK then I wouldn't trust it, they look flimsy as hell.

The safest bet would be to look on Ebay and try to pick up gym quality equipment 2nd hand.

It might cost a bit more but it's a hell of a lot safer and will last for years.