So I'm thinking of upgrading my set of weights **PIC**

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by xpinchx, Apr 10, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    46,800
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    I found these on ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7146905719&fromMakeTrack=true

    Are they any good? They're from Meijer apparantly. The appeal of this is that the guy lives a short drive (15 mins?) from me and I can just offer him $20 and I could go out there tomorrow to pick them up. They look plastic in the pictures... What are they filled with?

    Here's a couple pictures of my "setup" right now. I can only safely put like 50 lbs on there because the grip is so close and it's difficult to set it back down on the rack with any more weight.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    So I'm thinking of buying the ebay weight set, ditching my current bar, and using my current weights just for pair of dumbells I have. Input?
     
  2. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    46,800
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    I seriously don't have the money right now. And with the exercises I'm doing now I have most of the resources I need right here at home.
     
  3. princess0fdiabl0

    princess0fdiabl0 The Hairy Animal

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2004
    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    they have 300 lb sets of weights at spots chalet or big 5 (i forget which advertisement) for pretty cheap :dunno:
    i just cant see buying a whole bunch of little dinky 10/15 lb plates
     
  4. kronik85

    kronik85 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    34,837
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Deutschland
    i used to have that set you're looking at buying. if i can remember correctly the most i could put on it was like 120. the bar will very very easily bend if you go up to prolly 160. this is all based off memory from like... 4 years ago. the weights are like... a compressed material it felt like. decently solid but basically a solid, wrapped in some plastic.

    why not just go the 15 miles and check 'em out?
     
  5. kronik85

    kronik85 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    34,837
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Deutschland
    also, if i remember correctly. when i was using the gym set that those weights come with. the bar grip is also pretty narrow. in the picture if you notice, the bar between the clamps that stop the weights from falling off is slightly ribbed. there' s a plastic tube wrapped around the aluminum bar (that weighs like 2 pounds). i'm pretty sure it'd be really narrow too. call/email the guy and have him measure it. then compare that measurment to your own bar's.
     
  6. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    46,800
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    Well, here's all I could find:

    http://www.sportchalet.com/product/index.jsp?productId=122957&cp=1085818.693997&parentPage=family

    160 lbs for $100
    vs
    192 lbs for $20

    It just seems like a better value :sad2:. Even if the bar isn't the best quality - I could just buy a new barbell.
     
  7. kronik85

    kronik85 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    34,837
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Deutschland
    that bar can't physically hold 192 pounds of weight, unless u get differnt plates. and in that case, the bar will probably bend in half and you'll be stuck with a useless set of fat lightweights. (the ones that go with that set are only 15 max, but like 3 or 4 inches thick. can't fit many of them on the bar. i know, i've tried)
     
  8. ACURA TL-S

    ACURA TL-S OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2002
    Messages:
    45,453
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    The South
    If you want to see good results you are going to need to buy some good equipment. You need to get either an olympic bar and power rack or actually join a gym.
     
  9. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    46,800
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    I think you all just motivated me to get a gym membership. The only one in my area that I know of is a Powerhouse. How much do their memberships usually cost? I can't find shit on their website.
     
  10. knucks

    knucks Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2004
    Messages:
    18,512
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    734
    I'd say around $40-$50 a month for Powerhouse..but you never know they might be running a special.
     
  11. grampositivecocci

    grampositivecocci New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    7,701
    Likes Received:
    0
    eww i hate looking at equipment like that.

    squat rack + oly bar
     
  12. KetchupKing

    KetchupKing New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    29,076
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fobulous
    those look like vinyl weights
     
  13. JoeyJoJoJuniorShabadoo

    JoeyJoJoJuniorShabadoo Live Free or Die

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Messages:
    4,347
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    http://www.stogietime.com
    your hands will get pinched when you are trying to bench, the posts are too close
     
  14. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    46,800
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    I know, it sucks :wtc:. I also only have like ~50 lbs of weights right now, so I'm not reaching any potential at all. I'm going to give Powerhouse a call tomorrow if they're open. I'm considering hiring a PT for like a half hour just to tour me around so I don't look like an idiot if I try to do something and do it wrong. I have a 3-day trial pass that I got online, so maybe I'll just go in and dick around for a bit and see what I can do.
     
  15. Phlab

    Phlab OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Messages:
    35,867
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    NYC/Columbus
    Even if that was an olympic bar + weights + rack, i'd still get a membership to a gym.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page