So the guy has this 20kg package. I can't believe that it's free shipping for something like this. That's nearly 45 pounds. The package was ripped open, obviously an accident at some point in the delivery process.
Anyway, the guy didn't complain. And it was from one of those scum delivery companies who only uses "self-employed" delivery drivers so he wasn't making much money either.
As for the weights themselves, I was concerned because I read some bad reviews. How can there be bad reviews for weights? Well, it seems that there are numerous problems that can arise. The hole is too bag. The weights aren't finished so they have jagged bits on them. The paint flakes off. They smell bad. All kinds of shit.
But my batch are okay. And it's true that weights can smell bad at first. The weights that I originally got smelled bad for a few days. But these weights are odour-free. And these are all York weights so a reasonable brand. I think it's an American company but I'd be surprised if they ship them from the US. Indeed, I'd be surprised if they're made in the US anyway.
They work. These are 5kg weights so they're bigger than the 2.5 kg weights. I was surprised by how much bigger, though. I guess the width is the same so they have to be twice as big in circumference.
I haven't worked out in two weeks so I'm starting slow but I was able to lift them without huge difficulty. I went from...8.5kg to 10kg. I'm thinking maybe I need to add weight...but...I'll see. I like to get to the point where I can't do more than ten reps without having to take a break. The weight as it stands isn't too bad.
Let me think...I'll max this shit out at...probably...5 + 5 + 2.5 + 2.5 + 1.25 + 1.25 = 17.5kg. That's...about 40 pounds. Doesn't seem like much to me. I can't remember what I was doing in the US. I have those old sand-filled plastic weights. Were the biggest plates 10 pounds? I don't remember.
But...40 pounds. I mean, they also make 7.5kg plates but I'm just thinking at what point will these plates be too big in diameter. I think I said "circumference" earlier but I think "diameter" is more accurate.
Well, according to a quick internet search, 40 pounds is pretty good and more than 60 is almost unheard of. So...I guess this should be enough to work with for a while.
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