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    set of cheap adjustable dumbbells

    does anybody know of some cheap, adjustable, durable dumbbells. preferabbly from 15-90 pounds (aroung there).

    i recently got thrown out of my schools gym and am not bothering to reason with the coach that doesnt like me. (hole in the wall and overcrowded) My parents wont get me a gym membership or a job. I currently have a flat/incline bench, leg curl thingy. 300lb olympic barbell set and some wobbly 5-35lb jack lalane dumbbells which i suggest no one ever buys.

    i would be able to do all my excercises if i had these
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    newyorkbarbell.com - check in there.

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    You don't do much searching before posting, do you?


    Besides getting a couple of handles and plates to make your own dumbbells, the cheapest and most durable dumbbells are Power Blocks. They go from 2.5-90 lbs in 2.5 lb increments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    You don't do much searching before posting, do you?


    Besides getting a couple of handles and plates to make your own dumbbells, the cheapest and most durable dumbbells are Power Blocks. They go from 2.5-90 lbs in 2.5 lb increments.
    how much do those cost? and can you tell me where i can get a pair? ill check newyorkbarbell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by failed View Post
    how much do those cost? and can you tell me where i can get a pair? ill check newyorkbarbell.
    Everyone's gotta spoon feed you, eh?

    Google it, man. I don't know where you live and what stores are in your surrounding area. If you want to see what they look like, go to the powerblock website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Everyone's gotta spoon feed you, eh?

    Google it, man. I don't know where you live and what stores are in your surrounding area. If you want to see what they look like, go to the powerblock website.
    just checked, are the cheapest ones that go up to 90 pounds atleast 200$? if so i might as well forget about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by failed View Post
    does anybody know of some cheap, adjustable, durable dumbbells. preferabbly from 15-90 pounds (aroung there).

    i recently got thrown out of my schools gym and am not bothering to reason with the coach that doesnt like me. (hole in the wall and overcrowded) My parents wont get me a gym membership or a job. I currently have a flat/incline bench, leg curl thingy. 300lb olympic barbell set and some wobbly 5-35lb jack lalane dumbbells which i suggest no one ever buys.

    i would be able to do all my excercises if i had these
    reread it please

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    Quote Originally Posted by failed View Post
    just checked, are the cheapest ones that go up to 90 pounds atleast 200$? if so i might as well forget about it.
    $200?? It's more along the lines of $5-600. You say forget about getting it if it's $200?? Good luck in getting a dumbbell set up to 90 lbs under $500!



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    reread it please
    He said get a job and get it yourself. Not your parents purchasing one for you.
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    i said my parents wont let me get a job

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    Quote Originally Posted by failed View Post
    i said my parents wont let me get a job
    They won't let you work, yet they won't buy a membership for you?
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    If you really want dumbbells for cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Troy-Olympic-D.../dp/B000819B10

    My friend got a couple and I have no problem using them. Put as much weight as you want on them. Sure they'll be bulky if you put anything over 25's on, but you can still easily use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    They won't let you work, yet they won't buy a membership for you?
    yeh, i dont know why

    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    If you really want dumbbells for cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Troy-Olympic-D.../dp/B000819B10

    My friend got a couple and I have no problem using them. Put as much weight as you want on them. Sure they'll be bulky if you put anything over 25's on, but you can still easily use it.
    is that 55$ for just one? if so thats not what i want, thanks alot for the suggestion.

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    Yeah I'd say that's a good deal considering the free shipping. In a store 1 handle will cost 50 or 60 bucks.
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    Speaking of equipment, Were can I get cheap a squat rack?
    I don't need anything elaborate, just need to be able to get a lot of weight behind my head.

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    Go to a scrap yard and ask for 1" solid core, get out your hacksaw and buy some pipe clamps. If you need to convert them to OLY size go to lowes and get PVC with a 3/4" OD spacer and clamp them on. You can use 3/4" P-Urethane hose for handles with some grip/athletic tape.

    Also walmart has $6.88 adjustable dumbbell handles

    I hade to make a set like I described because I couldn't fit more weight on my walmart ones...now I have 160# DBs named Titan and Princess

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    Quote Originally Posted by nddillon View Post
    Go to a scrap yard and ask for 1" solid core, get out your hacksaw and buy some pipe clamps. If you need to convert them to OLY size go to lowes and get PVC with a 3/4" OD spacer and clamp them on. You can use 3/4" P-Urethane hose for handles with some grip/athletic tape.

    Also walmart has $6.88 adjustable dumbbell handles

    I hade to make a set like I described because I couldn't fit more weight on my walmart ones...now I have 160# DBs named Titan and Princess
    Now THAT'S how you do it cheap!
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    i dont want to make my own dumbbells thatll end up falling apart. also, if i get the olympic big ass 10 pound handles ill end up buying more 10 pound plates along with that. ill check sports authority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by failed View Post
    i dont want to make my own dumbbells thatll end up falling apart. also, if i get the olympic big ass 10 pound handles ill end up buying more 10 pound plates along with that. ill check sports authority.
    ?

    Build them so they won't fall apart.

    And those "big ass" handles are pretty much the cheapest way to go. So what, you'll be buying more 10 lb plates - you know how cheap those are?

    Seems like you're looking for the all-in-one-blowout-price-today-only-magical-dumbbells. Sorry, you won't find that. Use the advice said in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by failed View Post
    i dont want to make my own dumbbells thatll end up falling apart. also, if i get the olympic big ass 10 pound handles ill end up buying more 10 pound plates along with that. ill check sports authority.
    End up falling apart?!?!?!? I toss around dumbbells that weigh more than you that I made that way.

    Do what you want, kid. Just trying to save the world some money.
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    OK, i gotta get
    2 25lb plates (50$?)
    4 10lb plates (40$?)
    4 5 lb plates (20$?)
    4 2.5 lb plates (10$?)
    and the olympic dumbbell handles (99$)
    I guess ill need around 250$ for 10-115 pound adjustements.

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    also found this

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Dumbell-weights-...QQcmdZViewItem

    seems like a good deal to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by failed View Post
    also found this

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Dumbell-weights-...QQcmdZViewItem

    seems like a good deal to me
    You'll outgrow those in a month if you haven't already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by failed View Post
    also found this

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Dumbell-weights-...QQcmdZViewItem

    seems like a good deal to me
    Not to me.


    Go with the handles and plates. You'll use those plates for a barbell, too.
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