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    25kg free weights?

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    I'm looking to join a local "health club" and I've been told their free weights only go upto 25kg. There are other factors such as a excellent sauna and pool but...

    Is 25kg enough if I'm wanting to effectively train?

    I'm dubious but would like a second opinion.

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    You can make your muscles plenty big with those, but might have trouble actually increasing strength. 55 pounds in each hand is a pretty good weight, though. How many reps are you at with them?
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    That's a hotel gym dumbbell set.

    No barbells? Power cage? Oly platform?

    Find a real gym.

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    No. Any club that only has 25kg free weights will not be a great choice for anyone long term. And it goes beyond the actually practical concern of not having the right equipment for you - clubs that don't have much in the way of weight DO NOT want you to lift heavy. And this is a problem, trust me.

    Where abouts in the North East are you?

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    I'd advice against it. You want to find a gym that lets you do a lot of primal movements. Not the kind that frowns when you want to do cleans. You will want olympic barbells with bumpers. Rubber floors. If they only have carpet on the floor, get the he!! out. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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    I'm a 5'1'', 115lb girl who has been lifting for 8 weeks or so.

    I'm past 25kg already. So I'd say....no, find a new club.

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    Our home equipment dumbbells get to about that weight, then we have a barbell with squat rack and lat tower. We didn't pay any more than $300 for the whole set-up. It doesn't sound like that will last you very long.

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    Thank you very much for your help everyone, I'll look at joining the local sports centre gym instead.

    @Coach Palfrey, I live in a little town near Darlington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern View Post
    Thank you very much for your help everyone, I'll look at joining the local sports centre gym instead.

    @Coach Palfrey, I live in a little town near Darlington.
    Are you anywhere near this place?

    grantsgym.co.uk

    Grants Gym
    Chestnut Street behind Soho Chinese Restaurant
    DL1 1QL

    Looks like it would have everything you might need.

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    Yes I know of Grants Gym, right near where I used to do Thai boxing!

    I didn't think of that, thanks again.

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