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York 20kg Cast Iron Dumbbell Set

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  • York Spinlock Cast Iron Dumbbell Set 20kg
  • 4 x 0.5kg, 4 x 1.25kg, 4 x 2.5kg discs
  • 2 x 35.5cm spinlock bars
  • 4 spinlock collars
  • Total weight including dumbbells 20kgs
  • Fitness weight training wall chart included
  • Manufacturer's 1 year guarantee

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 19 Kg
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  • Item model number: 20 KG Cast Iron DB Set - Brown Carton
  • ASIN: B004ELB550
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 Dec. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (617 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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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

    4.4 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    130 of 137 people found the following review helpful By matt22sound on 3 Feb. 2011
    These were fantastic value for money, and I know they will last me a while as I have to build up. Some exercises I find I need to take off a couple of weights like the abs, so it's great that the 10Kg per dumbell is broken up into 6 weights on each.
    The plastic collars really don't bother me. They tighten perfectly and don't budge.
    These specific weights don't normally come with the rubber around the metal, and from the complaints I hear about the bare metal from people who are starting weight training (hands aren't roughened up), this is a great solution. I worked with these for about an hour today and didn't hurt my hands at all.
    Super fast delivery. Came within 2 days, Free P&P.
    Fantastic.

    They don't come with a carry case, but then again, why would ever need it? And I hear it breaks anyway

    Many Thanks
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fred Wright on 2 April 2014
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    When I bought these they were reduced to £25 or so and I was actually only looking to get two extra bars so I wouldn’t have to keep switching the weights. At £25 they were a bargain and worked out only slightly more expensive than the two bars did without any weights. I was thinking about getting a third set but at £35 I will probably shop around first. For whatever reason it seems that this weight set will simultaneously be at a wide range of different prices on different websites. The first set I got was from Argos and at the time was the cheaper option.

    The older set I have is no longer on sale and had bare metal instead of the rubber grips so these are a dramatic improvement over those. You can comfortably use them without gloves on even with heavy weight combos as opposed to the old metal grips which just shred your hands. However I do prefer the old metal spinlock collars as opposed to these plastic ones. I haven’t had any problems with them at all (and I’ve had the set for years) but they are cheaper than the metal ones and probably will wear out eventually. I’m guessing all the negative reviews were the result of a faulty batch. The metal ones also served to add an extra half kilogram or so which was nice.

    I would definitely advise cast iron dumbbells like these over the cheaper vinyl sand or cement filled ones you see as these will last you far longer... indefinitely really. Before now I’ve used the weights as cutting or hammering surfaces even. If you put a sand filled weight down too hard and crack it you (and your carpet) will regret it.

    I would also suggest getting the 4 x 5kg plates that fit these as it is difficult to amass much weight with this set alone.
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    67 of 73 people found the following review helpful By skinnyfat on 19 Aug. 2011
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    As a student, I'm pretty broke. I wanted to join a gym, but couldn't justify the 20~30 pound per month fee. I decided to get these and started to work on a new routine.

    With these weights, I can effectively do the following exercises:
    Shoulders: Shoulder press; lateral raises; front raises; bent over raises; shrugs
    Arms: Bicep curls; tricep extensions; tricep kickbacks
    Legs: Dumbell squats; dumbell lunges
    Chest' Flys
    Back: Lawnmower (one arm) rows; bent over rows

    I then combine these exercises with jogging around a lake by my house, and using monkey bars at the park for pull ups/chin ups, hanging leg raises, and do push ups and sit ups at home.

    So I have cut out the middle-man (the gym) saving myself a lot of money. The dumbells have allowed me to focus on a lot of muscle groups that would be difficult to do using bodyweight-only exercises. They are made from metal with nice rubber-gripped handles. Not much more to say really. My only gripe is these little crappy plastic spinlocks that loosen a little after every set of exercises.
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    48 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Kendall on 27 May 2013
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    I will start off this review by saying that you would be better off buying the Pro Power 20kg Cast Iron Dumbells from Argos. They are better in all but a small handful of ways, and consistently cheaper. The York weights are good, they do the job, but the Pros are just better.

    First of all, my experience with delivery (done by HDNL) was utterly awful. I ordered these on the 8th of May and only received them on the 26th because one of my 200 neighbours brought the item to me. I live in university halls and despite the fact that the address on the box was clearly correct and I was in my flat waiting to receive the item, the delivery man decided to give my weights to building 34 instead of 37, without posting anything to me stating where my delivery had gone. It is PURE luck that I managed to get these in the end at all. I ended up buying the Pro Power set I mentioned as well as this set because I thought these were lost for good.

    On to the actual product. My main gripe, as has been stated by others, is that the bar is INCREDIBLY rough. You basically have no choice but to wear gloves unless you have some urgent need to violently exfoliate your palms. I understand this is probably to improve the grip, but I have no difficulty holding the Pro Power set despite their much smoother bar. Additionally, the York bars are slightly wider and less ergonomic than the Pro Powers, which is a bit of a pain in the neck for someone with tiny hands like mine.

    There's little to say about the weights themselves. The York ones are nice and compact so they're nice and easy to move around and store. There's a few little chips and scrapes to the paint, but nothing too major. I'd say their smaller size is more or less the ONLY way in which the York weights are superior to the Pro's.
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