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Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas?

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2006/07/07 23:54:53 (permalink)

Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas?

Don't have cash to buy dumbbell plate magnets for my gym since the dumbbells only go up by 10's, and since I'm doing frankie's routine were you add 5 pounds each week makes me unable to do.

Should I stay on same weight for 2 weeks then jump up to 10 pounds....any ideas?
post edited by MrNatural - 2006/07/07 23:59:57
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    ginasmg
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    RE: Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas? 2006/07/07 23:56:41 (permalink)
    sory mate but what are plate magnets?
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    RE: Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas? 2006/07/07 23:59:19 (permalink)
    sorry im gonna edit it.....I meant dumbell plate magents were you attach them on the dumbell
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    RE: Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas? 2006/07/08 08:58:44 (permalink)
    anybody
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    RE: Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas? 2006/07/08 09:02:25 (permalink)
    Can you not swap to using a barbell?
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    RE: Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas? 2006/07/08 09:46:27 (permalink)
    well I can but getting stale or getting pretty bored. Wanna try dumbells for new stimulus mate. Have been doing barbells for 6 months
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    RE: Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas? 2006/07/08 10:11:35 (permalink)
    Have you tried looking on ebay for platemate,you might be able to pick them up cheap or you could buy some wrist weights,might get a few funny looks though.

    What exercises are you doing with dumbells?
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    RE: Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas? 2006/07/08 10:16:11 (permalink)
    what about some of those cheap wrist weights ?? they might add the desired amount.

    you may look slightly odd though

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    RE: Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas? 2006/07/08 11:34:02 (permalink)
    Find a scrap metal dealer mate, they should have what you need
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    RE: Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas? 2006/07/08 12:41:58 (permalink)
    OK Mr natural, the definitive answer....(he said modestly

    I went through this last year. My problem was that the magnets on the plate mates weren't strong enough to grip the rubber coated dumbbells I was using.

    Solution? Down to the scrap yard, and pull a couple of door speaker sets out of a car. £5 a pair, and 10 minutes in the garage ripping off the cloth surround, and chiselling out the rivets leaves you with four very strong magnets. One magnet on each end of both dumbbells. Mine weigh 400 gram per magnet, if you want more weight, choose a bigger set of speakers next time.

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    RE: Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas? 2006/07/08 17:16:02 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: TREBOR

    Have you tried looking on ebay for platemate,you might be able to pick them up cheap or you could buy some wrist weights,might get a few funny looks though.

    What exercises are you doing with dumbells?



    Trebor that's a good idea as well, how long do I usually for an order from ebay? Towards

    exercies im doing dumbell bench, dumbell curls and dumbell shoulder press mate.


    ORIGINAL: jonnywildboar

    what about some of those cheap wrist weights ?? they might add the desired amount.

    you may look slightly odd though



    That as well is not such a bad idea I will look into that perhaps when I use wrists weights I probably wear a swearter just so I won't look silly


    ORIGINAL: Oldgit

    OK Mr natural, the definitive answer....(he said modestly

    I went through this last year. My problem was that the magnets on the plate mates weren't strong enough to grip the rubber coated dumbbells I was using.

    Solution? Down to the scrap yard, and pull a couple of door speaker sets out of a car. £5 a pair, and 10 minutes in the garage ripping off the cloth surround, and chiselling out the rivets leaves you with four very strong magnets. One magnet on each end of both dumbbells. Mine weigh 400 gram per magnet, if you want more weight, choose a bigger set of speakers next time.

    Oldgit


    That's great solution also, since my old man happens to drop by scrap yard everytime he fixes his car that I will also look into

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    RE: Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas? 2006/07/08 17:22:23 (permalink)
    Didn't you play with magnets as a kid ?

    its simple ! -

    1) find yourself a BIG strong magnet

    2) sort yourself out some weights (either the smallest discs out of an "argos" weights set - or basically ANY pieces of metal that are about the right size /weight

    3) stick the weights to the large magnet - leave for a week or so

    4) You now have your magnetic weights !
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    RE: Don't have plate magnets for my gym, any ideas? 2006/07/08 17:36:13 (permalink)
    lol I wasn't really a magnet kid I was more into cartoons and action figures, only magnet I've came across were the ones that stick on my fridge.

    Good ideas though mate.
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