Originally posted by Jestaman
Anyone know where I can buy more weights for the bench press? I only have 180lbs of them as a B-Day gift, well, only 140, the bar weighs 40lbs which was a workout when I first started out.
Your local sporting goods store should carry them. You could always improvise as well.
I had issue with storage of freeweights so I went with a soloflex machine I found on ebay for a fraction of the retail. I have since passed the amount of weight I could add to the bar so I cut a piece of rebar and slid it through the bar which gave it more strength as well as added 8 lbs and it stickes out enough to hold several plates on each end. Its a good remedy for my lack of space and time to get to a gym 4 nights a week. I still miss the gym but its not enough of an excuse to stop training. There is always a way. I used to use concrete blocks on each end of an iron pipe
Soloflex sells extensions and their own plate weights but I'm not able to afford them...well I am but I refuse to on principle. You'd also be suprised how many people sell various plated weights in rummage and garage sales for pennies on the dollar.
P.S. Thats one hell of a bar! I thought Olympic bars only weighed 35 pounds but I'm not sure what they weigh these days.