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« on: February 03, 2006, 03:28:38 AM »

What's your experience with that brand (dbells ,super bench ,...) ?

www.ironmaster.com

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2006, 04:54:15 AM »

Excellent. Their bench is the most innovative and useful on the market, and solid. Dumbbells are a viable alternative to Powerblocks.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2006, 05:19:43 AM »

pumpster ,did you use the accessories on that bench :pull up bar ,dips and sit up ?
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2006, 05:28:55 AM »

I think as far as the Dumbell angle, one could get by as follows:

A good set of Olympic collared dumbells (or 2 sets).
At least 8 10lb plates and 8 5lb plates. 
Also 4 2.5 lb plates.

Here you have good stable dumbells to 70 or 80 lbs.  Even with 2 10's and a 5 on each side good Olympic collared dumbells are still stable and compact in width, though a little long because of the length.  Easy to change too.  And if you have 2 sets, I am sure investing in another 4 10lb plates and 4 5lb plates wouldn't put you back more than 40 bucks.

Secondly Buy a set of 50s, a set of 80s, a set of 100s and a set of 120s (if needed).  Here you could probably get in for 60 cents a pound per dumbell so around 400.

Also pick up two sets of 5lb magnets, one for each end, and 2 sets of 2.5 lb magnets.  This will make the 80's to 90's, etc (or 85's).  These are made for dumbells.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2006, 04:31:40 AM »

i have the old quick change dumbells they go up to 85s i also have the magnets which makes them 90s   for things i use one dumbell like pull overs one arm rows i can add the plate make it 90 then add ten pounds of magnets. id rather have  good solid bench or a power cage.. than the ironmaster set up
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2006, 05:02:44 AM »

The bench & attachments are quite a bit smaller than using a powercage-much better for an apartment/small spaces, and allow more exercise options. You can get a good workout with just the bench, attachments and dumbbells. It's the only way i've found so far to do chins.

Powerblock & Ironmaster dumbbells are both excellent. Much more expensive than regular dumbbells, but if you're going to have them for years it might be worth the extra $ for the time & space savings.  Powerblocks are the fastest to change weight and the most comfortable IMO, Ironmaster DBs are a little more durable, can be dropped repeatedly.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2006, 01:54:00 PM »

My brother has the Ironmaster set up and loves it. He bought it from the company during a dent and scratch sale and saved a ton of cash. Might have them email you about any sale if you decide to go that route
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