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  • Recommend me a multi-gym for home
  • nickname
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    I have pretty poor upper body strength, so fancy doing a few weights. I have dumbells but I get bored of them easily, so looking for something a bit more fun.

    Any recommendations for around the £250 mark?

    Something like this has caught my eye:

    York G500

    Cheers
    Nick

    joe1983
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    Man up and use free weights – they are gimmickless but by far the best.

    nickname
    Member

    That’s an option too, I just haven’t brought anything for yonks! 🙂

    joe1983
    Member

    Best bet is someone who has given up on ebay, just search for weight equipment near where you live. Otherwise bench, dumbells and some extra plates are £80ish from argos. Thats all you need.

    sc-xc
    Member

    as above, free weights are way more versatil than a multi gym. If you are bored – look around for a programme that will keep you interested. I am doing a Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri programme that keeps to 5 excercises per day, but to exaustion. Never gets boring, and can be done with dumbells, barbells, bench and chin up bar.

    snap
    Member

    sc-xc
    is there any chance you could let me now what your programme consists of
    Any results yet

    Thanks

    Premier Icon Shandy
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    Maximum you need is a couple of dumbells and a long bar, although you could probably get a couple of kettlebells (and a book about them) for under a hundred quid. A punchbag is good craic too.

    The key is to mix up what you are doing to avoid boredom, and to read up a bit on different types of training session and exercises involved.

    In comparison training on a multigym would actually be more boring. A variety of exercises with free weights, maintaining good posture, will give you far better gains in terms of shape and functional strength.

    If you get easily bored stick some music on and work it into a circuit split between upper and lower body.

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    Yep freeweights, get your diet right and maybe use a protein powder to top up your protein intake (you need to be taking in 1-1.5g of protein per kg of bodyweight.)

    Though you will be limited to upper body as you will struggle to do you legs properly with out a squat rack and lots of plates.
    But from your post that doesn’t appear to be the issue.
    Also, not convinced that heavy weights on legs is compatible with regular cycling anyway. If you train your legs properly your legs will be sore for a week afterwards.

    The split I use for upper body:
    Push
    Dunbell Bench Press
    Shoulder Press
    Dumbell Flyes
    Close Grip Bench
    French Press

    Pull
    Dumbell Rows
    Shrugs
    Reverse Grip Curls
    Preacher Curls

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    “Shrugs”

    as in;

    “My shrugging’s really improved since I started doing weights”?

    😉

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    Shrugs do the muscles that run across the top of your shoulders.

    sofatester
    Member

    Just bang out as many push ups and pull ups as you can, rest of a minute, then repeat five times. Do this every other day for a month then come back and tell us about it.

    Give me the £200 you saved.

    Next.

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