The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Want to buy weights and bench (UK) - are these okay/good deal?

    Here are the weights: £89.99 for a 100kg set.

    Here is the bench: £45.00

    I have a gym membership at Uni but I struggle to workout during holiday times when I come home.

    Anyone know any other retailers in the UK?
    Cheaper is better as far as the weights are concerned. I dont care about regular/olympic or the style etc. But I think I'll need 100kg minimum.

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    With weights a big problem can be Shipping & Handling cost.
    Second hand is the way to go.
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    Suprisingly, shipping is only £5 for the weights!

    And the bench, P&P is free!

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    89 quid does not seem to bad for 100kg. though i would get more weights than 100kg. they will not last to long.

    without searching the net. seems a good deal to me
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    I don't know your money How much is this in USD?

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    That's ~$180 US

    I dont know if it's really comparable though because things in general cost more here.

    100kg is enough for the moment I think, and I can always buy extra 20kg plates later.

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    Sorry to bump... does anyone have an opinion on the bench or know where I could find one?

    Something foldable for storage would be a major plus too.

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    Bench is ok, i'd go for a york bench for about £60 from your local argos with fly attachment.
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    Something like this

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/3024258.htm

    I'm thinking about buying this, if I do you could always come to Gateshead and you could have my York 6605 bench (excludes a fly attachment) for nowt.
    Last edited by DavyRen; 01-05-2006 at 12:36 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
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    I'm only 8 miles from Gateshead, lol

    A friend of mine has a 6505 but it seems kinda unstable... probably not a good idea. Is that why you're keen to upgrade?

    That B501 looks a lot better. Thanks for the link
    Last edited by Davidelmo; 01-05-2006 at 01:00 PM.

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    i just ordered an oly bar and weights from powerhouse fitness, they do a 140kg set fro £140 which seemed like a pretty fair deal, delivery was £10. They are due to be delivered on tuesday so i can let you know what theyre like when i get them if you want. Iwould go for an olymipc bar rather than a standard one if i was you, i have standard weights but im selling these on now to get the oly bar so i can add as much weight as i like as i progress, im now passing my standard bar on to my mrs. Far a bench, make sure you get something sturdy and check that its rated to take the max weight you wil use AND your bodyweight, some of the cheaper benches wont, and you dont want it to come apart when your pushing your last rep! Although that bech for free would be ok if your just starting as you wont have spent anything if you do upgrade it further in to the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat2fit
    i just ordered an oly bar and weights from powerhouse fitness, they do a 140kg set fro £140 which seemed like a pretty fair deal, delivery was £10. They are due to be delivered on tuesday so i can let you know what theyre like when i get them if you want. Iwould go for an olymipc bar rather than a standard one if i was you, i have standard weights but im selling these on now to get the oly bar so i can add as much weight as i like as i progress, im now passing my standard bar on to my mrs. Far a bench, make sure you get something sturdy and check that its rated to take the max weight you wil use AND your bodyweight, some of the cheaper benches wont, and you dont want it to come apart when your pushing your last rep! Although that bech for free would be ok if your just starting as you wont have spent anything if you do upgrade it further in to the future.
    Thanks for the pointers.

    I didnt think about the COMBINED weight!

    I'm not that good at bench at the moment so I think 100kg will last quite a while. I already have another 50kg or so of weights at home too so I think I'll be okay for a while.

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