Adjustable Dumbells

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  1. lgnorant

    lgnorant Well-Known Member

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    Anyone with a home gym own a pair of these or similiar adjustable DB's?

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-80kg...15?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item4d18f6a20b


    Was wanting to get myself a nice home gym, i was initially going to throw down some coin and just get pre-made DB's ranging from about 5 - 50kg but its quite expensive so i figured this would be a cheaper and more space savy option, unless anyone whos used similiar adjustables found them flimsy or just shit overall? I really really really hate the spin off DB's where u have to change your weight over and over, i do alot of Supersets and drop sets and spinning the lock off and on and changing weight just kills the whole workout vibe for me. (yes commerical gym spoilt)

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  3. sr99

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    I had a set of simliar ones, they can be really frustrating and a head fuk to line the plates back into the holder (sometimes they get stuck in the dumbbell too) to drop the weight back whilw super setting and in reality can take just as much time as spin offs.

    I ditched them on grabbed ironmaster adjustables... mate they are awesome, they screw in but not like regular dumbbells and have a flat part on the bottom so u can boost em up with your knees.

    Shit they even have add ons up to 65kgs.
    I have their bench as well it rotates 180 degrees and is solid as
    Here is a review of them
    [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PrmfmYQQK1M[/ame]
     
  4. AWOL

    AWOL Well-Known Member

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    Mate I have a set of adjustable dumbells and had the same problems as sr99. They are ok but can be clunky & frustrating. I don't need them anymore so you are welcome to have them for free. They are up to 37kg per dumbell & come with a stand.
     
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  5. Budgie

    Budgie Well-Known Member

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    I has some, I don't have any issues with mine, in fact I really like them :) but sometimes I do worry one of the plates might fall off and smash me in the face lol
     
  6. aussiegymju

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    to me it just seems pointless to spend alot on those fancy adjustable ones. just get the standard adjustable ones with the threaded spin lock, you could get like 2-3 pairs if you like and have them setup with different weight so you could quickly grab em etc
     
  7. Hoska91

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    I've got the ironmaster ones, they're very handy that's for sure but i think aussiegymju has hit the nail on the head, i'd be getting a few sets of cheapies and using them much easier to swap and switch so you can have all your weights setup!
     
  8. BulkupBrad

    BulkupBrad Active Member

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    Those Ironmaster ones look awesome.

    My wife does her training at home and i was looking at getting her some adjustable ones, but the Ironmaster look heaps better.
     
  9. sheeper

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    Ironmaster's are the way to go, the stuff is awesome......using them for quite soemtime......
     
  10. Christian

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    I have a set of ironamsters for sale with the extra weights they go form 2.25kg - 54kg each
     
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  12. AWOL

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    Got a set up to 37kg per dumbell but not a fan. They are convenient, save space etc... But are fiddly and prone to issues. That being said you are welcome to mine for free. They even come with a stand. PM me if you want more detail.
     
  13. Stretch

    Stretch I lift heavy things

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    Do you still have these?
     
  14. AWOL

    AWOL Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Stretch got rid of these a while ago.
     
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    Budgie Well-Known Member

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    [MENTION=2758]Stretch[/MENTION] where you live? I still have mine, you're welcome to them. I'm in SEQ
     
  16. Stretch

    Stretch I lift heavy things

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    Where is SEQ? Sounds like some far off exotic land!

    Ah south east Queensland?? Nah I live in a little one horse town where things dont happen very fast lol
     

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