View Full Version : 100 + pound dumbells?

11-04-2006, 09:55 PM
Well my non cool gym (for lack of being able to discribe it how i really feel about it) only has up to 100 pound dumbells and this guy wont buy bigger ones. After finding like 2 web sites thats indeed sell them I have come to the conclusion that they are looney toons as a set of like 105's to 150's cost over $2500 and SCREW THAT.

I just want 110's and 120's and I refuse to pay more then $75 per dumbell, so am I just plain S.O.L. or are there websites out there that haven't gone insane?

11-04-2006, 10:30 PM
Hit the local sporting goods store and they can get them for you...close to 60 cents a pound or so.

11-04-2006, 10:30 PM
i know places sell thick bars for 125 and you add regular plates, but its a thick bar, although i would deff. buy it if i had the cash.

11-05-2006, 10:15 AM
Hit the local sporting goods store and they can get them for you...close to 60 cents a pound or so.

Ill try that man, both sites I've seen so far want like 1$ + per pound.

The thick bar things... they use OLY plates or those other small hole plates?

Either way thats going to be harder I would think then just using fixed hex dumbells.

11-05-2006, 11:09 AM
Just buy some OLY DB handles, $100, but a good investment.

11-05-2006, 11:13 AM
Thats what barbells are for.....eventually you will be able to do so much weight that no dumbell will be big enough........ever see anyone doing a dumbell squat?

I'd just say F the dumbell and grab a spot....My gym also only goes up to 105's and I dont have a problem with it....once I get up there i'll just have to use a barbell for bench...

11-05-2006, 01:15 PM
Dumbells have advantages over barbells, they build stabalizer muscles and there a reason why I bench 315+ on a barbell and 200 pounds worth of dumbells are very hard to bench for higher reps. I can do 225 like 10 times without much trouble, 200 pounds of DB's is a challenge to move 10 times for even one set. I seriously doubt I could get 150 lb dumbells for even one rep but could probalby bench 300 for 2 to maybe 3.

11-05-2006, 01:23 PM
also exersizes like 1 arm presses, cleans, snatches, rows, all are excellent exersizes and i know for me, 100 is childs play for a row.

11-05-2006, 01:24 PM
Freak, 100 is a workout for bent over rows to me!!

11-05-2006, 01:26 PM
WBBirl.. have you tried eBay and Craigs List? Perhaps there are some used ones out there someone wants to sell?

11-05-2006, 01:59 PM
I'm so lucky we got DBs going all the way to 150 :)

But why not buy adjustable ones?

11-06-2006, 08:39 AM
They only go up to 100 lbs at my gym, too, which sucks. I think Oly handles are the way to go, and just load them up with 25lb plates or something.

11-06-2006, 09:39 AM
Not cheap but pretty slick system. Usable for all your needs. $600 will get you to 120 lb DBs.


If you're already willing to pay $300 at $75/DB for 2 110s and 2 120s, why not spend a little more and get a dumbbell system that will address all your DB needs? :)

11-06-2006, 10:13 AM
Ill deff look into that, thanks relentless.