Review: Why Ironmaster make the best adjustable dumbbells

So as regular readers will know most of my articles on home gym equipment and strength training have focused on barbells and barbell based exercises (such as the squat, deadlift, bench press and overhead press). Now we will look at another great piece of equipment for free weight training – adjustable dumbbells. These really come [...]

August 22nd, 2016|Adjustable Dumbbells, Weight Sets|0 Comments

3 great tips to pick the best value Olympic weight set

When trying to pick the best value Olympic weight set there are a bunch of things you need to think about. In this article we will cover: What Olympic plates are Why they are better than regular alternatives Three points to look out for when reviewing sets Link to two great options for both UK and American buyers [...]

May 25th, 2014|Weight Sets|Comments Off on 3 great tips to pick the best value Olympic weight set

Why you should buy Olympic weights

Olympic vs. standard weights An Olympic bar weighs 44lbs/20kg, has two rotating ends which accept weight plates with a 2″/50mm hole and are 7.2ft long. These bars can usually hold as much as 540kg. Standard weight bars vary in length and weight but are usually 1″/2.5cm in diameter thus fit weights with this diameter hole. Olympic pro’s and [...]

May 11th, 2014|Weight Sets|Comments Off on Why you should buy Olympic weights