General Discussion: FUK summer 2015 Six pack challenge = Ineff Challenge - Can you repeat his success


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spitfiredealer
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2259 posts since 12/6/10

11 Apr 2020 18:04
I paid £83 delivered for 2 x 22.5kg last September
EssexBoyII
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6773 posts since 5/6/07

11 Apr 2020 18:05
Nice one spit. Now I have a frame of reference
staygold
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5016 posts since 21/11/05

12 Apr 2020 09:25
spitfiredealer wrote: What weight are you after?
Anything between 15-20kg would work.
Mark
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1013 posts since 24/5/08

posted 12 Apr 2020 12:26, edited 12 Apr 2020 12:26
staygold wrote: Anyone know anywhere with dumbbells in stock? Most places not taking order or nothing until end of May.

a powerlifter friend of mine set up an insta page last week for this reason, and shares a lot of shop/stock updates on his stories. https://www.instagram.com/gymstuffuk/

I bought some dumbbells and a kettlebell on the Eleiko site with a 25% discount (for members of British Powerlifting). Still doesn't replace a rack and barbell though.
smith
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10915 posts since 5/5/04

posted 14 Apr 2020 13:26, edited 14 Apr 2020 13:26
I'm feeling rather smug that I saw this all coming back in February, handed in my gym notice then and built a home gym. Sticking out tongue Just had a count of my weights and have just over 180kg in total. Bench , weights ,bars and flooring all came to under £200. Depop ,Aldi fitness, Facebook marketplace and schpock were my friends.

Got loads of York weights for dirt cheap that looked like shit but a couple nights in buckets of cans of coke took all the rust off and they look brand new.

smith wrote: I hung a tennis ball with cement in it from the garage ceiling and it's also attached to a pin in the floor. Used exercise bands to hold it in place and can easily adjust the tension so can have a faster workout when and if needed. Found some old cricket gloves which work well with it. Total cost about a tenner. That and some skipping has become my daily home cardio workout.

Box that little red tennis ball for an hour every morning. Best thing in my home gym and cost next to nothing.
quest
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3476 posts since 11/7/11

14 Apr 2020 15:04
anyone recommend cheap weight lifting shoes to try? can't try any on
Seventyfour
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8959 posts since 6/10/05

15 Apr 2020 19:28
quest wrote: anyone recommend cheap weight lifting shoes to try? can't try any on

Not proper weight lifting shoes per say but I really like Metcons, really good gym shoe
Razorlight123
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4611 posts since 13/1/10

posted 27 Apr 2020 15:23, edited 27 Apr 2020 15:23
Anyone here using resistance bands at all,
If so, worthwhile for the short term?
MattC
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758 posts since 20/3/12

27 Apr 2020 15:42
Yeah I’ve been using them since lock down.

Obviously a bit more limited than free weights but a good alternative.

You can double up the bands to get more out of them. I’ve got 4 different thicknesses and I can train most body parts well.
shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

27 Apr 2020 16:09
Razorlight123 wrote: Anyone here using resistance bands at all,
If so, worthwhile for the short term?

I sold my DB set during lockdown and got what I paid for it 4 years ago. I now use bands for accessory exercises and the pump is insane.

I'll be able to let you know in a few months if they work well but there's no reason they shouldn't.

As far as the comparison to free weights, I'm not sure how they differ. Your body only knows resistance so the only difficult thing is choosing finding a tension that is harder over time. You can easily get creative and mimic and exercise you could do with a bar or dumbbells
Razorlight123
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4611 posts since 13/1/10

posted 27 Apr 2020 16:40, edited 27 Apr 2020 16:40
Cheers guys - Then that leads onto my next question; are your metal clips like the image below, they able to handle multiple bands well?:


My friend has resistance bands with the below metal clips which I feel would withstand a much larger pressure, unfortunately seems unavailable to purchase anywhere.

MattC
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758 posts since 20/3/12

27 Apr 2020 17:23
Mine are like these;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/INTEY-Resistance-Exercise-Workout-Powerlifting/dp/B06XXBQ9GZ

I bought a second single red band so I can double up if needed.
Razorlight123
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4611 posts since 13/1/10

posted 30 Apr 2020 11:06, edited 30 Apr 2020 11:06
Cheers mate, I've gone for these bands - abit pricey @ £25 but definitely looks better quality than the shit ones on eBay etc and these are shipping from UK (weights 20/25/30lbs)

Seller has more available…


Or he has got this one available for £10 (35lbs):

illwill
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4014 posts since 17/5/04

30 Apr 2020 11:55
Can anyone recommend a basic kettlebell workout routine?
MattC
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758 posts since 20/3/12

30 Apr 2020 12:05
They look the part razor, enjoy the gainz
Heath
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2514 posts since 26/7/06

30 Apr 2020 12:45
Where'd you get them Razor? I was looking for some a couple of weeks ago and could only find tat.
quest
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3476 posts since 11/7/11

30 Apr 2020 13:21
Yeah post a link if there is one razor Cool
Razorlight123
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4611 posts since 13/1/10

posted 30 Apr 2020 13:39, edited 30 Apr 2020 13:39
I'll PM contact details.

He posted via Royal Mail first class for both the set and single band. Paid via PayPal

If you're in Salford/Manchester you can social distance collect
Mark
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1013 posts since 24/5/08

posted 1 May 2020 10:07, edited 1 May 2020 10:07

https://www.nike.com/gb/t/romaleos-4-training-shoe-99xCGB/CD3463-010
https://www.wit-fitness.com/collections/romaleos-4
spitfiredealer
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2259 posts since 12/6/10

posted 2 May 2020 18:30, edited 2 May 2020 18:30
Thor just made 501kg look easy