expired Pull-up Squat Rack $179, Dumbbell Set $19.99, Barbell Set $59.99, Bumper Weights $49.99, Slamballs $19.99 @ ALDI (Starts 24/2)

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Pull-up Squat Rack $179

  • Steel Tube Dimensions is 60mm x 60mm x 2mm.
  • Adjustable and Removable Spotting Arms
  • Assembled Dimensions: 211cm (H) x 110cm (W) x 105cm (D).
  • Weight Capacity: 300kg
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 60 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

Dumb Bell Set $19.99

  • 1 x Lifting Bar
  • 2 x 2kg weights
  • 2 x 1.25kg weights
  • 2 x 1kg weights
  • Cast iron weights
  • Heavy duty painted finish
  • 2 Year Warranty

Barbell Set $59.99

  • Long (24kg) or Curl (18.5kg) bar Set
  • Includes bar, weights and locking nuts
  • 2 x 1.25kg
  • 2 x 2.5kg
  • 2 x 3kg
  • Bar weight 5kg
  • Includes Carry Case
  • Not suitable for use with Squat Rack
  • 2 Year Warranty

Bumper Weights $49.99ea

  • 1 x 20kg
  • 2 x 10kg
  • 4 x 5kg
  • 4 x 2.5kg/2 x 5kg

closed Comments

  • +4 votes

    I wish I can do a pull up :(

    • +20 votes

      Start today then! Try negatives, ie jump / use a step to get up, then lower yourself as slowly as possible. Repeat until it feels like your arms are going to fall off.

      • +3 votes

        Yep, this or even just working your way up using a lat pulldown machine (if you have one available) would both be good options

      • +2 votes

        If you're a gym member, they likely have a dip/chin assist machine.

        These can be great to practice the movement and train your body, using loads that you can actually manage

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      Practise. Chin-Ups are much easier. Pull-Ups I can do easy when doing one at a time.

    • +3 votes

      I strongly recommend you to start with chin assist machine as dane45 suggested.

      Lat-pull down is a great exercise, but it does not promise you to pull up your self. I've seen many people who can lat-pull more than thier body weight, but cant do a single pull up. and I saw some people who does lat pull with a half of thier body weight, and still can do multiple pull ups.

      It is because unlike Lat pull down, pull up does not use an isolated muscle movement, but it requires you to coordinate multiple muscles.

      Lat-pull down is categorized as "Closed chain" excercise, while pull up is "open chain".
      What this means that, Lat-pull and Pull up may be seemed to be use the same (or similar) muscle group/ motions but your body sends different neuro-signals when you perform open or closed chain exercise.

      Your brain processes pull up as almost like reflexes, like riding bicycles or running. once you learn how to do it properly, you cant forget it, you cant control it. you just do it some how

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    What's the max weight U can put in the barbell set??

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      I mean theoretically it looks like you could fit 3 of the bumper plates so 120kgs but you're gonna bend the hell out of it quickly.

      • +1 vote

        You can fit 5 'bumper plates' on that bar on each end but if anyone is going to put that much weight I think they'd want to invest in better gear or go to the gym.

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        Sorry, I meant what is the total weight on the barbell included?

        My calculations come at 42.50 which is an odd weight

        Long (24kg)
        2 x 1.25kg
        2 x 2.5kg
        2 x 3kg
        Bar weight 5kg

        = 42.5Kg?

        • +1 vote

          If the barbell only weights 5kg, you'd want to steer clear of it completely. A standard barbell at the gym will weigh 20kg, there'll also optionally be slightly thinner bars at 15kg. The ones that are about the width of a curl bar are probably about 10kg.

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          @sheepdog: Yeah, I just realised Aldi have their terminology wrong. What @Homr is referring to is the barbell in the ad = straight curl bar

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      More than u can lift fam

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        I'm a beginner and I can bench 50Kg, I know its tiny but I'm just starting out.

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          "forever small"
          Everyone's got different goals, don't think your lift weight is tiny just because someone else lifts more than you :)

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          @orza: My Apartment Gym only has max weight of 25Kg Dumbbells, so I can't lift any heavier even if I wanted to :(

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          @Homr: if you want real strength that's enough… Burst training is all good but real strength comes from doing the weight or exercise alot… A guy who does 3 reps of 40kg will be alot weaker then the guy doing 3 sets of 40 25kg.

          Just the 40kg guy has a stronger initial burst, he can't kept it up.

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          @Slippery Fish: I'm looking to build muscle mass hence why I need to lift heavier weights. Doing 40 reps is just crazy tho and it will just give you endurance~~

          But surely the 40kg guy can beat the 25kg guy in an arm wrestle.

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          @Homr: go wrestle a fisherman or someone who does the kind of job that builds crazy endurance, if they get past your initial burst of strength I bet they do infact beat you.

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          @Slippery Fish: damn, I didn't know fishermen could be so dangerous.

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          @CactusReloaded: lol that made me think of the video where the swordfish chases the guy off the boat.

  • +9 votes

    Having only 1x 20kg bumper doesnt make sense

    Also having bumpers all different diameters makes even less sense

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      Yeah, bought last year for $35 around April (they also been on sale February) and was not able to find another discounted.

    • +1 vote

      I was gonna say you could put 2 10's on one side, but you're right.. Different sizes. Makes no sense at all.

      • -1 vote

        Actually, make sense. If they were one size you could put one 20kg on one side and two 10kg on other (or evemn mixup weights) - barbel wouldn't be balanced anymore and you may injure yourself.

        • +2 votes

          Bumper plates are normally different colours (and obviously thickness) per weight, so you wouldn't mix up your weights. Bumper plates in gyms are always the same size. Makes deadlifts easier at lighter weights if the plates are full size so they reach high up your ankle (i.e. a 5kg plate being as high as a 20kg plate).

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          @sheepdog:

          They are also the same diameter for the sake of mitigating equipment damage. If the load was to fall from any height it is spread to a larger surface area. But you are right most importantly it is for consistency of starting all lifts from the same point, rather than lower then higher.

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      you can try doing landmine exercises. lots of great landmine exercises like row and press

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      "Having only 1x 20kg bumper doesnt make sense

      Also having bumpers all different diameters makes even less sense"

      Yup, these are NOT bumper plates, prolly sand filled ones lmao.

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    Anyone else seen or purchased a compact rack like this one ?

    That looks pretty damn good!

    • +1 vote

      looks good but the lack of a dip accessory is kinda annoying. I just chin from a barbell on my used power rack from Gumtree but no dips sucks.

    • +3 votes

      I actually got this last year and am pretty happy with it. It is a decent starter kit, could be better but for what I paid it was worth it. Mind you, I bought mats, a bench, the bar, and weights.
      The black metal support struts for the pull up bar does get scratched pretty easily but it wouldnt matter unless you have a lot of water nearby

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      I actually bought this last year, really great rack

      The box was alot longer than I thought it would be though, and had to dismantle the box to tetris into the van I brought which I thought should have done the job.

  • +3 votes

    Just a quick note for those considering the weight plates - I'm not sure why these weights are called "bumpers" - if they're the same as like last year, all the plates other than the 20kg are just ordinary rubber coated weight plates (thin rubber coating). They're all different diameters and you definitely shouldn't drop them like proper bumpers unless you want some broken plates and ruined floors!

    I didn't get to see the 20kg plate so I can't comment on that one.

    • +2 votes

      the 20kg are the same as all the other "bumper" plates just heavier…

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      Rubber coated weight plates are named "bumper", so they can be safely dropped (comparing to just steel plates)

      • +2 votes

        They should not be named bumper. Cause Bumper plates are an entirely different product. Bumper plates the one ones used for Olympic lifts and made from large rubber disk with a steel hub in the middle.

        You can safely drop a real bumper plate on the ground without damaging the ground or the plate

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        There's a difference between rubber coated and bumper plates. If you check out most gym gear stores, they'll place them in different categories:

        http://www.gymdirect.com.au/shop/weights-bars-dumbbells/weig...

        A thin rubber coating isn't going to do anything except prevent scratching your floors.

        A bumper plate consists of a much larger amount of solid rubber, built around the weight plate.

        If the 20kg is a real bumper plate, it is a solid bargain! But if it's the same as the other plates (just rubber coated) then it's just an ok deal.

        • +1 vote

          It's a quite a thick rubber there, and it's even more bargain if you wait for the sale price :-). They were selling those weigths last February, I've got those bumper plates end of march-april for $1.80 per kg. But managed to get only one 20kg plate for that price, so will get another one this year :-)

  • +2 votes

    Can I store this rack outdoor?
    Would it be as tough as the one in the park?

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    Does anyone know if the dumbell set, battle rope & weighted ball would be enough for a beginner's Crossfit workout? I have other things like skipping rope, lift bar etc just no real equipment like a bench press, squat rack etc.

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    I like going on the fitness catalog days just to see the long queues of home and small setup personal trainers buying all their equipment. I've always wondered how good the Aldi equipment is for commercial use though.

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      Honest answer? No good. The stuff in the commercial gyms are much sturdier and better in almost every way except for being x5 the price

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    So the barbell set is not compatible with the squat rack according to the fine print in the photo. Why would that be?

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    That rack looks great 300kg capacity, safety bars, pullup bar, weight storage posts. Anyone owners care to give any comments on it?

    • +1 vote

      Have one from last year, love it. absolutely no issues. Lives outside undercover, no rust or damage yet.
      And the weights are a genuine bargain. Good luck finding the equivalent weights at the same per/kg cost, and even then you'd only be matching them against shitty cast iron ones.
      If it's the same bar as last time, it's 16kg and for me is absolutely fine for squats (bout a $39 EZcurl bar off eBay to go with it all).

      Highly recommend (will be down there to load up on more plates- last time there was a conga line of PTs and roid heads waiting for doors to open!

      • +1 vote

        how do pull ups go on the rack? does it feel stable or does it shake heaps?

        • +1 vote

          Perfectly stable, with the support legs providing heaps of stability. plus the thing weights a fair bit unlike those crap eBay knes, so that helps keep it solid as a rock also.

    • +2 votes

      A love a good rack

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        So do I. And I can get all the balls exactly where I want them when I make that break shot with my cue.

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    Is that a good price for the pull-up rack? I'm thinking of getting some GUNS!

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      It's a bargain, worth it alone for the squat.

    • +2 votes

      First you get da rack, then you get da guns, then you get da women…

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      The squat rack looks functional but the weights you will need for it are going to be expensive if you want to make serious gains. Just get a gym membership. There are plenty of budget gym options out there that have all the free weights you need that don't tie you to long term contracts.

  • +2 votes

    Slamballs

    Is this some prank that involves dropping a dumbbell from a height onto someone's testicles?

  • +3 votes

    I bought the squat rack when it was posted on OzB last year, and for me it has been worth every penny.

    It does everything I need for a home setup, except dips which someone has mentioned above.

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    What's a good place to buy cheap Olympic bar (20kg) and non-bumper weight plates? Is standard price usually $2.5/kg for weight plates?

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    Does anyone know the unassembled (box) dimensions of the rack? Does it come in one box or multiple?

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