Want to buy set of db's for home..

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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Sometimes I can't get to gym, or like last night, hurricane force storm rolling through and the walk to the gym didn't seem healthy..

    I'd like to get a complete set of dumbbells for the house.. 5 or 10lb through 100lb..

    Any recommended places to buy from? Better to buy powerblocks or the bowflex selecttech dumbbells or a plain set of hex db's?
     
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    aren't db's really expensive?
     
  3. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    a full 5-100 lb set is going to cost a few thousand
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    when i was thinkin about doing the same someone recommended to hit up all the gyms in your area and let them know that you want to buytheir db set
     
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    or try craigslist
     
  7. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    :hs: That's what I was afraid of..
     
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    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    Yep craigslest has a bunch of good buys
     
  9. TOAD

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    I just made a thread about Powerblocks, didn't even see this one. You can get them in a range from 5-90lbs. Just a thought.
     
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    10-100 in 10lb increments would cost you about $1100
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    What about 5lb increments.. :hs:
     
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    Just a wild guess, but double it.
     
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    join a gym is dumbells are your main concern
     
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    You can get a decent set of craiglist for a few hundred, that's your best bet
     
  15. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I'll check out craigslist..

    I do go to a gym.. just trying to find something to keep at the house. Not worth a couple of grand though. :o
     
  16. CyberBullets

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    Get 10lbs with 4x2.5lb magnets. Saves you some cash
     
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    just buy the ones you use, i have a set of 40's that i curl (no i'm not broly), when I feel like 12 reps is not challenging, i'll go buy 45's ?
     
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    How are powerblocks? Mainly the "pro" sets...
     
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  19. Skeletor

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    just get a standard weight set with some adjustable dumbells... That's what I use. Easy to store, safe and sturdy, were relatively cheap, etc.


    Only thing that bothers me is the bars are chromed and I keep them in my room, so when I screw on the locks or whatever they're called (things that you put on to secure weight), it takes bits and pieces of the chrome off of the threading and it gets stuck in my carpet until I vacuum. Obnoxious, but well worth the money saved and ease of use.
     
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    Genius!
     
  21. Skeletor

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    no db's for home, but have 30 pound for 20 pound
     
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    Yeah, that's what I have now.. just kind of a pain..
     
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    buy a cage and barbell with some weights second hand...

    it'll be cheaper and you can get a better workout, better increments etc.
     
  24. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I have barbells.. have regular bars, ezcurl bars, dumbbell bars..have bench, but no cage..

    But I keep these in my detached garage (apartment).. trying to find solution to keep in apartment.
     
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    fixed.

    I'd kick it up to atleast 50 or 55 so you don't outgrow those too fast, then have to spend another $100 on dumbells. Make sure you're doing tricep work too.
     
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