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    Hey guys I have a budget of £25 and want to buy a barbell with weights from Amazon - basically i'll only be doing bicep curls and chest press from it
    but I have no idea what to get
    there's like "4ft, 5ft" etc and i'm like what.....

    please recommend stuff/ links

    Also a total noob - skinny fat - so will make gains quite fast
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    You're back again then

    150kg in plates, a 20kg 6ft barbell, a power rack, some matting and a bench

    That's what you need. £25 would be better spent on a gym membership for a month or two

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    (Original post by kumon)
    Hey guys I have a budget of £25 and want to buy a barbell with weights from Amazon - basically i'll only be doing bicep curls and chest press from it
    but I have no idea what to get
    there's like "4ft, 5ft" etc and i'm like what.....

    please recommend stuff/ links

    Also a total noob - skinny fat - so will make gains quite fast
    Visit the FAQ thread!

    May Zyzz help you brah! :dumbells:
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber;[url="tel:66602718")
    66602718[/url]]You're back again then

    150kg in plates, a 20kg 6ft barbell, a power rack, some matting and a bench

    That's what you need. £25 would be better spent on a gym membership for a month or two

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    Being pedantic, i think you can get away with (upto) 50kg DBs and barbell for most things. Lift on ground floor so don't need mat

    However, if you really want to lift then you need what you've said.

    Is that the plan then? Say 10 years time, will you try and build a home gym or just go to a gym?

    I'll build a home gym i think, isn't even expensive. Like, £1-2k will get most things, can add other things such as a nice multi-gym later on. £3-5k will build a fantastic facility which will last a fair bit of time imo.

    However, i don't have £5,000 so commercial gym it is for now..,
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    Being pedantic, i think you can get away with (upto) 50kg DBs and barbell for most things. Lift on ground floor so don't need mat

    However, if you really want to lift then you need what you've said..

    Is that the plan then? Say 10 years time, will you try and build a home gym or just go to a gym?

    I'll build a home gym i think, isn't even expensive. Like, £1-2k will get most things, can add other things such as a nice multi-gym later on. £3-5k will build a fantastic facility which will last a fair bit of time imo.

    However, i don't have £5,000 so commercial gym it is for now..,
    Don't know what your floors are brah, but you'll go straight through floor boards with any kind of weight, mat needed . If you're poor you can do more with a barbell, so I wouldn't waste money on DBs

    I'll be building a gym in the next 2 years if I can find a garage or similar close to where I get a job, unless there's an awesome gym within 5 miles
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber;[url="tel:66607434")
    66607434[/url]]Don't know what your floors are brah, but you'll go straight through floor boards with any kind of weight, mat needed . If you're poor you can do more with a barbell, so I wouldn't waste money on DBs

    I'll be building a gym in the next 2 years if I can find a garage or similar close to where I get a job, unless there's an awesome gym within 5 miles
    Hmmm idk haha. I think just carpet over concrete but could be wrong.

    That's a very good idea, never thought of that. Preferably i'd want the 'gym' at my house but failing that, a garage or space close by would be the next best thing.
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    (Original post by kumon)
    Hey guys I have a budget of £25 and want to buy a barbell with weights from Amazon - basically i'll only be doing bicep curls and chest press from it
    but I have no idea what to get
    there's like "4ft, 5ft" etc and i'm like what.....

    please recommend stuff/ links

    Also a total noob - skinny fat - so will make gains quite fast
    Spend it on a gym membership.

    I bought a 7ft rated barbell, 200kg of trigrip weights (just easier to move around/load up/put away), adjustable bench, rated power rack up to 300kg of weights with safety pins and a chin up bar, loads of matting, a weight tree to keep things tidy all for about £700?
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Don't know what your floors are brah, but you'll go straight through floor boards with any kind of weight, mat needed . If you're poor you can do more with a barbell, so I wouldn't waste money on DBs

    I'll be building a gym in the next 2 years if I can find a garage or similar close to where I get a job, unless there's an awesome gym within 5 miles
    are you saying it's safe to use weights as long as you have a mat?
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    join a gym and use the weights there
    remember as ull progress ull be spending money on biscuits
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    (Original post by Greg Jackson)
    are you saying it's safe to use weights as long as you have a mat?
    No, it helps but is anything but fail proof

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    (Original post by kumon)
    Hey guys I have a budget of £25 and want to buy a barbell with weights from Amazon - basically i'll only be doing bicep curls and chest press from it
    ........literally nobody does this.
 
 
 
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