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York Fitness Cast Iron Dumbbell Set - 20kg
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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
4 x 2.5Kg disks
4 x 1.25Kg disks
4 x 0.5Kg disks
2 x 14" solid steel, threaded, chrome plated bars with rubber washers
4 x 'spinlock' collars with rubber washers
1 x exercise chart
0 x plastic carry/presentation case!
These are a very well made, standard set of cast iron dumbell weights. Contrary to other reviews, I find the grip particularly comfortable and reassuring to hold but if you have slender hands, they might initially irritate a bit until you got used to them.
The rubber washers aid in securing the weights on the bar and stop any rattling of the disks. If you tighten the spinlocks on properly, they do not come undone!
Depending on what your strength level is and/or what exercises you do, 10Kg per dumbell may or may not be adequate. For example, 10Kg for aerobic exercises or Dumbell Front Raises (for the shoulders) may be quite sufficient or even too much but 10Kg might not nearly be enough for Bent-over Rows (for the back).
With the weights supplied, you can safely make 1 dumbell weigh 15.2Kg* if you want to and then just alternate whatever exercise you are doing on the other side of the body. By `safely', what I mean is that the spinlocks go on all the way and are flush with the end of the bar.
* 4x2.5 + 2x1.25 + 2x0.5 [disks] + 1x1.7 [bar+collars] = 15.2Kg
1 bar with 2 collars and no disks, weighs 1.7Kg - according to my digital kitchen scales!
Because these weights are cast iron, they are small in comparison to, say, sand-filled weights. This is good because there is more freedom of movement for some exercises and generally, they seem less cumbersome.Read more ›
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.
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.
- The spin locks don't come undone easily, but do loosen slightly over time
- Spin locks tighten (or are removed) very fast and easily
- The spin locks cant rust or oxidise, easy on and easy off
- Weights not made from sand inside plastic, so cant crack, break and spill
- Very nearly exactly 1.25KG per bar including 2 spin locks. My scale may be off a few grams out
- Lots of weights for variations from 12 weights in 3 sizes
- Centralised grip cant be moved and is always perfectly balanced in centre
- Each dumbbell can take 10 weights (more if using smallest size), extra space at end is great
- Contrary to what others say, weights extremely comfy to handle (bought 2015)
You can use one dumbbell at a time, each set to different weights, resting one arm whist the other works. No standing around waiting between sets. You won't have to change them between sets this way, and the sheer variety of weights means that you have an enormous amount of potential combinations of weight in kilos and small increments.
I remember my Dad's old York weights, from days of old. These are far superior in every respect. Perfect for beginners, intermediates and pro’s, and very comfortable to hold and work out with!
These weights are so comfortable to hold (the grip) I had forgotten exactly what the grip was made from, as it has never been a problem. The grip is made from extremely strong/hard plastic, with an ever so slightly rubberised feel. Its very comfortable without gloves.
If you are happy to spend the money, I can see these lasting more than a lifetime, literally. The price does go up and down from £25 to £35. Id have been happy paying either price.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great set of dumbbells for general training. Unfortunately, for key lifts you'll move up the weights quite quickly and soon these won't be heavy enough to create the right... Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Anderson Athletics & Fitness
Very good weights, great quality and very impressed with them.
Well worth the price, I am very happy with them.
A really well built set of dumb bells, excellent for anyone serious about weight lifting. Great quality. Recommended.Published 1 day ago by Noms2000
I bought two of these sets so I can have 8x the different plates to go with my my plate collection and also have 4 14" dumbbell bars to go with my main benching 18"... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Charlie
Good quality. I slapped some Fat Gripz on them (fit perfectly) and they've done so much.Published 10 days ago by Biggkenny
The weights themselves are good quality, however the package arrived without one of the plastic fittings so one of the weights is unusable. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Billy dyne