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Evening all, sorry it's late but I've been out with a mate tonight for a drink and he was saying he was going to get in the weight lifting but would like to start at home as he can't afford a gym membership at the moment, with that he cant afford to buy any weight and has asked me to put a post on to say if anybody is getting ride of any weights or equipment and is willing to let him having them, he would gladly pick them up. He drives and lives in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Manchester</st1:place></st1:City> area. I no it sounds a bit cheeky but I said I would try.

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Two concepts in this sport that don't go well together - GOOD and FREE.

Nobody is going to GIVE AWAY any of their GOOD QUALITY equipment, man. Tell the fool to save up his own damned pennies like the rest of us do!
 
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foxriver said:
Evening all, sorry it's late but I've been out with a mate tonight for a drink and he was saying he was going to get in the weight lifting but would like to start at home as he can't afford a gym membership at the moment, with that he cant afford to buy any weight and has asked me to put a post on to say if anybody is getting ride of any weights or equipment and is willing to let him having them, he would gladly pick them up. He drives and lives in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Manchester</st1:place></st1:City> area. I no it sounds a bit cheeky but I said I would try.

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Tell him less nights out for a drink = more money for a gym membership

I thought this was kind of a strange thread too.... but also thought it was cool of foxriver to try and help out a friend.. I would give him my treadmill(never use it) foxriver, but it might be kind of difficult as I live in the U.S.

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Tell your mate to spends what he does on 3 beers to go and use that for 3 x gym sessions per week, why does it seem the norm to have a gym membership....? Can't think of anything more boring than using the same gym, week in, week out, move around to keep motivated.

Be a gym ho!
 

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A few gyms will let you go on an ad-hoc basis (ie a couple of ££ for each visit) so maybe look at that. Other then that, you could potentially start with lifting heavy stuff with-in the house. (ie I used to do press ups wil a large sack of rice on my back!) Weights dont have to come in the shape of dumbells.
 
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he doesnt needs weights as such, he can use no weight training, few videos going around the forum but cant recall what they're called, you basically use your bodyweight

youtube it perhaps

it wont get him far but itll make a good start while he cuts back on the beers and puts the money towards weights:D

not being sarcy about the beers, depends how much he wants to start

edit - considering how much weights cost i doubt anyone gives them away for free, postage will be bad enough
 

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foxriver said:
Evening all, sorry it's late but I've been out with a mate tonight for a drink and he was saying he was going to get in the weight lifting but would like to start at home as he can't afford a gym membership at the moment, with that he cant afford to buy any weight and has asked me to put a post on to say if anybody is getting ride of any weights or equipment and is willing to let him having them, he would gladly pick them up. He drives and lives in the <st1:city><st1:place>Manchester</st1:place></st1:city> area. I no it sounds a bit cheeky but I said I would try.

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Sounds like one of those conversations that make perfect sense when p!ssed in the pub, but sounds totally ridiculous in the cold light of day.

How's your head this afternoon?
 

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foxriver said:
Evening all, sorry it's late but I've been out with a mate tonight for a drink and he was saying he was going to get in the weight lifting but would like to start at home as he can't afford a gym membership at the moment, with that he cant afford to buy any weight and has asked me to put a post on to say if anybody is getting ride of any weights or equipment and is willing to let him having them, he would gladly pick them up. He drives and lives in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Manchester</st1:place></st1:City> area. I no it sounds a bit cheeky but I said I would try.

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I wonder how much of it will be and how long before the items kindly given away by someone will find their way onto ebay or on a card in a shop window for sale
 

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If he can afford to go out drinking then he can skip the beer and go to the gym...plain and simple. Sorry OP but this is a bit of a cheek and thats putting it mildly, the others have not been so backward in coming out with their opinions which though blunt I entirely agree with..Whats a monthly gym membership approx 30-40 quid which equates to about 10 pints a month, not such a huge leap financially really just a reasignment or diversion of funds to what is most important to your friend.
 
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