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One Reason Not to Have a Home Gym


#1

I've quite happily been using the 'ol garage gym setup now for about 18 months. Got a squat rack, oly weights and power rings, and a rather under-powered heater.

So yesterday I rather naively thought about buying a set of dumbells, maybe 5 pairs or so...shouldn't be too expensive...Wrong!

So I thought I'd try the second hand market...all I came up with was one guy on ebay selling a pair of 120lb dumbells for 10GBP. Tempting, but a 4 hour round trip to collect seemed overkill.

Anyone on here know of any decent UK supplier who don't make their dumbells out of precious metals?


#2

Why not just buy DB bars and load whatever you need? Seriously, I bought a pair from friggin Walmart like 4 or 5 years ago, have loaded them up to 220lbs each, dropped them excessively...never had a problem. Ironmind's are good, but expensive, but if you want to go a little higher quality than Wal-mart, check those out.


#3

In short no.

Gear is expensive over here. Power rack a few hundred, oly bar a few hundred more, full dumbell range - mate you need a good couple of grand (Thats just for a reasonable rack price of ?3-500)...

But if i had the cash and space id be i the market for it!

....and a rower

....and a sauna

....maybe russian wife too?


#4

Cheers guys, thought that may be the case. Have to hope Father Christmas is generous this year.


#5

Adjustable DBs are the only way to go if you're thinking of saving money.

They take up less room as well.