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50kg Barbell and Dumbbell Set $48 - BIGW

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Hi Ozbargainers,
I frequently check this site almost everyday twice.
Thought it would be nice to share a good deal with you all.
I bought a 50kg barbell and dumbbell set from bigw macquarie centre recently for 48$
It is literally less than a $ for a kilo.

BigW Macquarie centre had plenty in stock.

Hope my fellow ozbargainers like my first post.

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  • +1 vote

    Thanks
    Need some for weighted abs and to do my fat burning exercise (The Spartacus workout)

    • +30 votes

      Isn't the spartacus workout just about having sex with slaves ?

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        cardio workout

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        no dude , slavery is bad !!

        • +7 votes

          Slavery: Gets S#%t done

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          .

        • +5 votes

          im here too … stalking you

        • +4 votes

          +1 For creepiness…

  • +49 votes

    i also frequently check this website… almost every… minute… twice…

    • -9 votes

      I recommend you can use twitter…

    • +3 votes

      So do I… to the point that my partner refers to Ozbargain as my mistress…

    • -1 vote

      i now get turned on my ozbargain…. this happened cause of something called the pavlovian effect. it's because i think and dream about how i can ozbargain all day long even during intercourse, so now i get turned on when i think of ozbargain.

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      LIKE!

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    Great price.

  • +3 votes

    metal bars with plastic containers filled with sand for $48, dunno if that is what you call a bargain.

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      are they sand … did u check it out at big W

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        pretty sure they aren't cast

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        if you look at the picture, its obvious they're not cast iron.

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    So the dumbells are 10 each and the barbell is 30? Can you switch weights on them?

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    How do you tell if its filled with sand or not? I am always curious to make sure i buy the proper metal weights. Are most rubber / plasted coated weight plates sand filled?

    • +5 votes

      yes, if they're coated with plastic they're very likely to be sand or concrete inside.
      you'll know it when you see cast iron plates. they're much denser and cold to touch. also they're metal

    • +7 votes

      What difference does it make anyway? If it weighs a kilogram, it weighs a kilogram, regardless of the material.

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        exactly, im not using them to break through walls

        Just 20 minutes a day for abs , should last a long time

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          Lifting weights for your abs???
          Try a strict diet which will = minimal overall % body fat and you will see your abs.

        • +2 votes

          There's a difference between seeing your abs and having a strong core. Maybe easternculture is going for the latter.

        • +11 votes

          cast plates will last forever if you don't let them rust
          if you drop vinyl coated concrete plates they may crack inside
          also cast plates, being denser, are smaller in size so you can fit more plates onto one bar.

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          Any deals on cast iron weights atm?

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          On the same page of the catalogue there are 20kg Cast Iron dumbbells on sale for $58. Kmart also sells 20kg cast iron dumbbell sets for $49 regular price.

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          +1 I got a couple of cast iron kettle bells that'll probably last forever.

        • +1 vote

          tell me more about fitness please. i bet youre ripped brah.

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          And if you eat less you save more money, Win Win!

      • -1 vote

        Metal ones that are not heavily painted can leave that oily metal smell on your hands too.

    • +33 votes

      not too light for abs or arms , unless your the hulk or superman , but in that case you'd have better things to do like save the world than checking ozbargain

  • +33 votes

    great price! too bad i can only lift 5kg… :( might need to get the female staff there to help me carry to the car lol

  • +2 votes

    I checked the weights, may be they are filled with sand or concrete. But its solid and i cant hear any noise when i shake them. The build quality is good. I am not bothered if its metal or sand.

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    And you can swap the weights to make diff combinations.

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      What are the weights provided?

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        5 kg - 6
        2.5 kg - 4
        1.25 kg - 6
        2 dumbbell
        1 barbell

  • +2 votes

    I haven't seen these in person but looking at the pictures they definitely look like the sand / concrete type. The difference between these and the steel ones are that you are probably not going to get very accurate weights… Would only be an issue if you are keeping track of how much you are lifting and swapping between sand ones and metal ones… maybe at home you will be like "whoa I can curl 50kgs!".. and then you get to the gym and realise what you are really lifting…

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    Might need to take a look this weekend hopefully some still in stock..

    Might be handy just to have some around…

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    anyone know cheap barbell holder? Planning to do bench press but dont have the holder

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    Pretty good deal! Shipping 50kg's alone would cost a bunch

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      This doesn't include shipping though. In-store only I'm assuming?

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        Yeah most probably, shipping to their store i meant

  • +11 votes

    The Differences between Sand/Concrete and iron are considerable if you're properly into working out,
    -1. They usually have a greater diameter, so for exercises like dumbbell bench press the larger weights can cause knocking on the forearms,
    -2. Generally they won't be filled 100% to the top which makes them unbalanced making some exercises harder,
    -3. They can/will break if dropped on a hard surface like concrete
    -4. They're thicker to accommodate the lower density and you can therefore fit less on a bar
    -5. They're just plain ugly
    +6. They won't rust

    That being said <$1 per KG is cheap as chips and for a lot of people the above issues won't be a problem due to amounts of weight required/different exercises etc etc.

    • +2 votes

      If you're properly into working out, you wouldn't touch these things :)

      Chances are, you've encountered them - I know I have, I have a housemate with them. I myself have owned crap, slightly better crap (iron standard weights) and okay stuff (olympic plates ala your gym standard size).

      I think they are fine if you are looking for something to buy to get started with - but I guarantee for almost each and every person who buys these things, one of two things will happen:

      1. You buy them, use them for a while, get stronger and realise they are crap and replace them (for various reasons)
      2. You buy them, use them for a while, never get stronger and they collect dust somewhere around your

      But before you get angry with me saying it like it is, let me say, you cannot get 50KG cheaper than this so if you're on the edge about buying them - this is definitely better than nothing. But it is truly only worth the money they are asking for. It is not a deal in my eyes. It's just about the right price for what it is.

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        Exactly right. They will do well as a gateway weight set, I started out with two 10kg dumbbells (thanks to a deal posted on ozbargain!) and am now at the local gym pulling 170kg+ deadlifts :D

    • +9 votes

      Inside a sealed plastic unit where does the water evaporate to?

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        Don't think big w makes the air tight versions of gym weights. Maybe in the limited edition ones.

    • +13 votes

      Are you telling me in 12 months time, shipping will be cheaper?! Bargain! :P

    • +10 votes

      so in 100 years time, will my 3 storey concrete home turn into a lake !! AUSOME !!
      Maybe a dolphin will jump out of the concrete too .. bonus !!!

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        Ausome indeed, but evaporation usually works by removing water not concrete

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          Concrete is made up of 80% water

          according to beatlock , 1 ton of concrete = 800kg of water = ~ 800 litres H20 and a dolphin

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          Can be 50/50 max according to wikipedia

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          water/cement ratio is often around that. A bit less, actually.

          Concrete and cement are not the same thing and the words arent interchangeable.

          80% water.. lol! Just imagine if you fill a bucket with 80% water, then the last 20% is cement and crushed rock (crushed rock being anything from sand to 20mm rock chunks). You're OBVIOUSLY not going to get something that looks like concrete.

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          All of you guys are forgetting that you'll also need steel reo in slabs of that size! :p

      • +10 votes

        Isn't that the look most single guys have these days anyway? Lol

  • +2 votes

    get big or get out

    • +9 votes

      That's what she said lol

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      go hard or go home

      • +6 votes

        she also said that too lol

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    Just got this and they are plastic containers filled with sand I assume.
    They are full though can't hear content move around inside.

    Worth the money imo but not comparable with metal weights.

  • +7 votes

    I purchased them. They are plastic and there is a white substance around the filling hole. To me that's cement.

    • +1 vote

      thank you moots for the most relevant comment of the day!

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      That white substance.. is it a powder or liquid?

      • -2 votes

        white substance … ummm … u sure they weren't used :p

  • +1 vote

    Contrary to popular opinion, I actually prefer plastic weights to metal ones. As long as you don't drop them on concrete, they'll be fine if they fall.

    Also, plastic weights won't rust. So if you want to store them in the garage when you don't want to use them for a while, you won't find them rusted, since rust can change the weight of the plates.

    • -1 vote

      lol, every gram counts? does it?

  • +3 votes

    About 6 left at big w doncaster when i had a look this afternoon. The long bar is actually 2 separate bars joined with a small hex screw, hopefully is sturdy enough. The weights themselves are pretty big, I had a cast iron set that my brother has claimed so I needed a replacement. Anyway as far as value for money goes it's about as cheap as it gets, i try to remember to use weights when watching tv.

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    Good price even for sand but in all honesty if your serious about getting into shape invest in a gym membership or put that $48 towards something like a monthly membership and for the love of god stay away from the Hungry Jacks deals :D

    • +2 votes

      Spent about $1,600 on gym membership for 3 years. 20 minute drive each time.

      Since quitting, I have spent $330 and have quite a lot of equipment from sales. If you have the space, that much money and drive time spent on the gym could have bought a lot of equipment, for weights, probably leave you with a lot in your pocket.

      But depending on your needs, the gym will have you sorted. But for me, if I bought the equipment (if you have space at home) you save a lot!

  • +2 votes

    If I did one rep of these weights for every time I looked at this website, within a month I would be able to support the entirety of the Ozbargain community on my back.

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    If you were going to buy anything there the set with pullup bar, ab wheel & pushup handles (although these aren't required) would be my choice.

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    Anyone know where to get a reasonably priced weight bench to go with these?

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      Gumtree.com.au

  • +2 votes

    I don't know why nobody has mentioned the $98 weight bench set here that was also in the catalogue. Its great and came with 36KG of weights.