I'm considering getting my own equipment for the times when I'm not at university as I will be spending about Â£400 on gym memberships anyway. Plus the nearest place to train (a strongman gym with no bumpers) is 30 mins each way by car so that's a significant amount of petrol too.
I'm interested in getting people's opinions on what bumpers and bar to buy. I'm settling on getting a pair of 20kgs, 15kgs and 10kgs bumpers, an extra pair of 20kg metal plates plus smaller denominations. Then when I eventually (hopefully) need more bumpers get a pair of 25kgs.
So far the best bar I can find for a reasonable price is shown in the link below:
The main decision I think I have is with the bumper plates, so far the best options I can find are:
Jordan: (saving Â£36.50 compared to the york)
Bodypower/Apollo: (saving Â£88 compared to the york)
Does anyone have any first or second hand experience with any of these bumpers or the bar? Or any recommendations on any others they might know of available in the UK? Any input would be greatly appreciated.