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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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.
- 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.
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:
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.
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
They don't come with a carry case, but then again, why would ever need it? And I hear it breaks anyway
There is a second York 20kg option, the difference being a carry case, knurled steel instead of plastic handgrip, and steel instead of plastic collars, for a few quid more. It turns out the shipping box is well solid, more than enough for storage or transport. The plastic grip is thicker that the steel one, which I think is more comfy, with and without gloves. The plastic collars seem quite good, as they don't come loose as the steel ones did on my old set, certainly strong enough.
All up I'm well pleased.
The extra 10kg of weights go on the bars no problem, you don't really need a longer bar than the 14" ones here, don't know why you would want a 16" or 18" bar.
Also comes with a large workout chart which I only took a glance at, it did seem comprehensive though.
Had a couple of days off work so ordered for next day delivery. Ordered in the afternoon and arrived next morn.
Please also see my uploaded photos.
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.
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
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
They're dumbells you lift them, the plates are interchangeable. Exactly what I was looking for so perfectPublished 11 hours ago by Mr. Man that can
Bought this as I wanted a decent weight, whilst being able to take weights off or add them on as I needed. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Hannah Moore
Liked the quality and arrived quickly, these where a present so not used them myself but did take out the box to check and I liked the feel and hand grip.Published 12 hours ago by Andy, Cumbria
item was delivered next day when choosing standard delivery, package was tiny but rather heavy so beware when ordering lol quality product!Published 14 hours ago by robert
There good quality and I use them regularly and price is right.Published 18 hours ago by john paul barry
Good quality weights for a decent price, but I total 19kg not 20kg...The only thing I can think of is each handle weighs 0.5kg which puts the total to 20kg, but unsure. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Riddy