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York 20kg Cast Iron Dumbbell Set and Case

by York Fitness
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (527 customer reviews)
RRP: 65.80
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  • Types of materials used:Metal and plastic
  • 4 x 0.5kg discs
  • 4 x 1.25kg discs
  • 4 x 2.5kg discs
  • 4 x spinlock collars
  • 2 x 14 chrome spinlock bars
  • Contains full colour exercise wallchart
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  • Product Dimensions: 41 x 19 x 12 cm ; 21 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 21 Kg
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  • Item model number: 2429
  • ASIN: B000N3T0VE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 12 Mar 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (527 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 694 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

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York 20kg Cast Iron Dumbbell Set

York 20kg Cast Iron Dumbbell Set

The York Fitness 20kg Cast Iron Dumbbell Set offers users a complete solution for increasing body strength.

The set includes:

  • Discs: 4 x 0.5kg / 4 x 1.25kg / 4 x 2.5kg
  • Spinlock collars: 4
  • 14" Chrome spinlock bar: 2

Strong and robust, the cast iron dumbbells and chrome spinlock bars are incredibly heavy duty. The spinlock collars make it quick and easy to increase or decrease the weight.

Additional York Fitness discs can be purchased separately for extra customisation.

York 20kg Cast Iron Dumbbell Set

Product Features

  • Traditional design with heavy-duty cast iron discs
  • Strong chrome spinlock bar and rubber-edged anti-slip spinlock collars
  • Knurled anti-slip hand grip for comfortable lifting
  • Supplied with a workout chart

Why Strength training?

As one of the most effective ways to reduce body fat, increase lean muscle mass and burn calories more efficiently, strength training is an important part of any fitness programme. Studies have shown that strength training can also help to increase the endurance of muscles, while also helping to increase bone density, reduce resting blood pressure and improve balance and co-ordination.

Dumbbells are amongst the most widely used pieces of exercise equipment. Offering users a fully body workout, they can be used in a wide range of exercises.

Weightlifting techniques

To get the most out of your workout it is essential that you are using the correct weight. As a guide, the last rep should be a struggle. If the dumbbells are too light, simply unscrew the spinlock collar and increase the load slightly by adding another disc. You should still have control over the weight and your form should still be correct - don't arch your back, strain your neck, or rock your body to generate momentum as this can cause injury - but you should feel like you can't lift another rep.

Perfecting your breathing techniques when you're working out is also crucial, helping your body to deliver oxygen to your muscles more efficiently. For strength training, exhale on the exertion phase (the lifting, curling or pushing) of the exercise and inhale on the easier phase when you return to the starting position. Proper breathing can also help you to build endurance and ensure good form.

Dumbbells can be used to target all areas of the body. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

Walking Lunge

Stand upright with feet together, holding two dumbbells at your sides.

Lunge forward with your left leg, curling the dumbbells to your shoulders and keeping your elbows close to the body. Your back knee should come close but never touch the ground. The front knee should be directly over the ankle.

Push off with your right foot and bring it forward to starting position, lowering the dumbbells to your side. That's one rep.

Aim to do 3 sets of 12 - 15 reps on each leg, making sure to alternate legs.

Dumbbell Uneven Push-ups

Assume a push-up position with your left hand holding a dumbbell and your right hand on the floor. Your hands should be directly underneath your shoulders.

Perform a press up by lowering your chest to the floor with your body as one unit.

Hold for a count and then return to the starting position and repeat.

That's one rep. Aim to do 3 sets of 10 - 12 reps on each side.

Standing Bent-Over Row

Stand upright with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent holding two dumbbells at your sides.

With your arms at your sides, bend over from the hips until your back is almost parallel to the floor. Pull the dumbbells up, squeezing your shoulder blades together. Pause, then lower the weights. That's one rep.

Aim to do 3 sets of 12 reps without standing up.

York Fitness

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As one of the strongest names in fitness, York Fitness has been providing high-quality fitness and gym equipment all over the world for over 80 years.

Their products range from dumbbells, barbells, weight benches and multi gyms to treadmills, cycles, cross trainers, gym balls, and much more.

Box Contains

  • 4x York Fitness 0.5kg Discs
  • 4x York Fitness 1.25kg Discs
  • 4x York Fitness 2.5kg Discs
  • 4x York Fitness Spinlock Collars
  • 2 x 14" York Fitness Chrome Spinlock Bars.
  • 1 x Workout chart

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    137 of 138 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Be Dumbbell and Miss Out on These! 7 Dec 2010
    If you're looking for a some free weights to use, these are a good choice. Lots of advantages here...

    -reasonably priced
    -come with a carrying case
    -not plastic, made of metal, so one pair is all you'll ever need

    Is there anything bad about them? Well, they are heavy (just kidding). Seriously though, I can only think of two disadvantages. Some people might be bothered by the rough handles. If this is the case, a) you will get used to them over time, but you could get callouses, and b) try some plastic wrap on the handles if need be.

    Other than that, the only bad thing I can say is that to change the weights, the collars aren't the clip-on kind that make plate changes go quickly- rather they're the screw-on type- which take longer to get on and off, and some might find it a bit cumbersome if you're changing the plates around a lot.

    All-in-all a good item to purchase if you're in the market for some dumbbells. And those with shoulder problems might also want to check out Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff for some good rehab/prevention exercises for the shoulder.
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    90 of 94 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Product 26 May 2010
    I've had the weights for a couple of weeks now. They arrived within 2 days, which was ridiculously impressive considering it was free delivery and an incredibly cheap price. The box they came in is sturdy enough, and easy to move around. The only real negative critism I can make of the packaging is that it can be awkward to repack. The weights have to be standing almost perfectly upright for the case to shut, and it can take a while to get the 12 of them to do that. Perhaps it'll become easier the more used to it I get, but it would have been nice to have some individual slots to place them in.

    Upon first getting the weights out, they do smell a little odd. However I haven't found the smell to linger inside a room; the smell seems to stay exclusively on the weights. They slot onto the bars perfectly, with the spinlock collars again being a perfect fit (as opposed to some less well made spinlock products). Other reviews have mentioned the collars becoming loose; this hasn't happened to me yet so I still have full confidence. The rubber washers on the bars and the collars prevent the weights from making noise. Unfortunately the rubber washer on the collars is prone to becoming unglued and falling out - but they're hard to lose and easy to reglue if you're upto it.

    I loved the variety in weight. To be able to start a workout using heavier weight than you're used to in an attempt to use progression, then when that becomes too much to be able to quickly and easily drop down to a lower weight to finish the workout is fabulous. They really do change quickly, with a wide range of different weight to go between. In addition when you get to the stage where these weights are no longer a challenge new discs can be bought and added without the need to buy a further set of bars or collars.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money 25 May 2009
    By Ugo
    These are good value for money dumbells for beginners and intermediates alike. Good selection of weights to use so if you want to gently ease yourself into things or just tone your muscles rather than build them you can start off very light at just 1kg per dumbell (0.5kg x2 on each). You can also help build or maintain a fair bit of muscle by using them at their heaviest plus York sell additional weights which can be added onto the spinlock bars which is handy if you want to progress further.

    Only downsides are the black finish tends to flake a bit with wear and the grip can be rough on the hands using the heavier weights but as others have said, just wear gloves. They do the job at a bargain price. 4/5
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    56 of 61 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great for only 24.99 30 Jun 2008
    By Phil
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    Went for this as it is arround half the price of most of the other sets.
    I purchased it Friday night and it arrived on Monday. So it looks like Amazon have fixed their problem sourcing the weights.
    The metal bar is abrasive on bare hands (probably quite good if you use gloves though). However, this was quickly solved using a few layers of clingfilm as suggested by Raj B earlier on.
    All in all. A good purchase!
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    15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I was looking for! 21 Sep 2008
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    These weights are perfect for the non-pro. The spinlock collars are a good fit and have a rubber washer to stop the weights making a noise when in use. The case is heavy duty, but will only really be used when transporting the weights, i.e. not very often. The bars are very rough, so invest in a pair of weightlifting gloves, or a pair of woolen gloves.

    The weights are quite small, too. Much smaller than York's sand-filled ones, so they are much easier to handle - you can do tricep exercises without hitting your back. Very handy.

    As another reviewer has said, the weights come with a sheet of exercises and you do need a bench for some of them, but you can get away with lying on the floor on a few pillows if a bench is out of your price range (though Amazon do sell some for less than 50 now, for example: York DB4 Dumbell Bench).

    Overall, I'm very happy with these weights, and will look into the 50Kg set soon... York 50kg Cast Iron in a Case with Wheels
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good Set Of Weights 30 July 2012
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    Have recently started a new fitness regime and needed a good set of free weights to help me shift some fat..

    The product comes nicely boxed making them easy to transport. All the discs fit neatly into the box and adding the weights to the bar is very easy and quick to do.

    There is even a handy training guide inside with advice and tips for what workouts to do which is great for beginners.

    All in all I would say these are great for people looking for an entry level set of free weights and I have had no problems with mine.
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