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Where to buy dumbbells in the GTA?

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Where to buy dumbbells in the GTA?

I am imagining shipping will be huge due to the weight, so I would need to pick it up, or is it not that bad..?

I looked at eBay and it seemed fine. But I am looking for other suggestions.
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Fitness Depot....check others for who has a deal.
Kijiji is the best for weights, always decent prices in the GTA
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Seconded Fitness Depot - they usually have the best prices for new stuff. Depending on your needs, I'm a huge fan of PowerBlocks - I have the Sport EXP's up to 70 lb's (they expand from 50 to 90) and they take up very little space for how much weight they are capable of replacing. There's usually some used Powerblocks on kijiji in the GTA.
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How about about Bowflex?

Also, kijiji seems silly - the prices there are not much cheaper than retail stores and the demand is huge (judging by "Ad views" number).
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john5170 wrote: How about about Bowflex?

Also, kijiji seems silly - the prices there are not much cheaper than retail stores and the demand is huge (judging by "Ad views" number).
Everyone i know who bought a bowflex uses it as a laundry drying rack.
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john5170 wrote: How about about Bowflex?
It's hard to think of anyone that should buy a bowflex, ever- elastic restitance from the "bows" is non-linear, so muscles are only experiencing appropriate resistance at a small part of the range of motion when you've appropraitely stretched the resistance material... This is further compounded by many common exercises only placing the muscle you want to target under useful tension at certain points (ex a shoulder press really only engages the deltoid muscles when your upper arms are perpendicular to the ground - before that point your supraspinatus is doing a lot of the work). So on a blowflex, most of the range of motion is useless and hopefully the part of the exercise that actually benefits you lines up with the "bow" stretching enough, because if it doesn't, the entire exercise is a largely a waste of time. Even for a sedentary older person that wants to start a strength training program for their health, I couldn't see how any of the Bowflex's seated exercises would build bone density on important weight bearing structures like the hip, femur, or spine.

The only product Bowflex produces that seems appropriate are their Selectech Dumbbells, but they are expensive and made out of plastic that is known to break. A high quality adjustable bench is about $110- a set of dumbells for most people could range in price from $150-$400, and a chinup bar costs $50... You've just put together a home gym for your whole body for a fraction of the cost of a Bowflex.
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Kijiji is all about timing and perseverance, you can't expect to get a good deal right off the bat or at all if you don't try asking. Lots of window shoppers and flakes on kijiji so your chances are better than you think. Most of my stuff I got in a single deal, a bench, a barbell and 160lbs in plates for something like $90. Added two dumbell bars from walmart for like $8 each and a easy curl bar for $25.

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Another vote for Fitness Depot. I've always found they had the cheapest prices....aside from buying used.
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Quality wise. I’m not sure but
Walmart and Canadian Tire sell dumbbells as well
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Swerny wrote: Costco
Holy ish!! When did Costco start selling cages, hex bars, rings, plyo box, etc?
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amz155 wrote: Holy ish!! When did Costco start selling cages, hex bars, rings, plyo box, etc?
I buy all my gear at Costco.
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trane0 wrote: I buy all my gear at Costco.
If I didn’t already have everything I need, I’d be shopping there too!
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amz155 wrote: Holy ish!! When did Costco start selling cages, hex bars, rings, plyo box, etc?
Does it bother anyone else that the manufacturer pictures of people using the power rack show them using it wrong? What's the point benching and squatting with a power rack so that the pins can't protect you?
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amz155 wrote: If I didn’t already have everything I need, I’d be shopping there too!
Re-read my comment again for the double-entendre. As in, I get it in the pharmacy section ;-)
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bdckr wrote: Does it bother anyone else that the manufacturer pictures of people using the power rack show them using it wrong? What's the point benching and squatting with a power rack so that the pins can't protect you?
I find that’s the case with a lot of stock photos of people engaged in resistance training. Not equipment-related, but push ups seem to be the worst 🤪
trane0 wrote: Re-read my comment again for the double-entendre. As in, I get it in the pharmacy section ;-)
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amz155 wrote: Holy ish!! When did Costco start selling cages, hex bars, rings, plyo box, etc?
OP asked for dumbbells
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john5170 wrote: I am imagining shipping will be huge due to the weight, so I would need to pick it up, or is it not that bad..?

I looked at eBay and it seemed fine. But I am looking for other suggestions.
kijiji

Costco has a nice set of dumbbells with a storage rack (I have it). Looks like this https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source= ... 8254215741

Fitness depot

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