How far can you get with a set of these? I plan to buy some and work out at home with them.

How far can you get with a set of these?
I plan to buy some and work out at home with them. And some bodyweight thrown in.
Also, is there a brand any of you recommend?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Also, is there a brand any of you recommend?
    no but make sure you by the most expensive weight - you're not a poorgay, are you?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I am a poorgay
      What makes the expensive weight better?

      if you can't afford a home gym, find the cheapeast local gym.

      Currently don't wanna waste like 25 minutes driving one way in each direction to go to the gym everyday though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >What makes the expensive weight better?
        Nothing really. Get longer handles so you can add more plates to them. You can do floor press or get a bench or something else to lie down on for bench. You can do rows, squats, deadlifts, single leg deadlifts, lunges, split squats, over head press, pull overs, curls, triceps extensions, upright rows, lateral raises. You might want to find a cheap pullup bar of some kind too. But you can go very far with just dumbbells, that's what I do.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I just had the same idea, so I did research into olympic dumbbells before buying mine. What I found was you want a 20 inch wide model with either bushings or bearings, that has reviews that mention good build quality and lack of corrosion.
        Other than that, go nuts. Everything else is personal preference.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >What makes the expensive weight better?
        2kg of it weight 10kgs. it saves space.

        https://i.imgur.com/DL8YNMw.jpg

        How far can you get with a set of these?
        I plan to buy some and work out at home with them. And some bodyweight thrown in.
        Also, is there a brand any of you recommend?

        >How far can you get with a set of these?
        far. there is no upper body physique that you can not build with these alone.
        there is a reason why gyms stack a shit ton of these things. they just work.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if you can't afford a home gym, find the cheapeast local gym.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >home gym
      >cheapeast local gym
      I can't do any of these tho, any alternative?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        local calisthenics park, alternatively reevaluate your life

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How far can you get with a set of these?
    pretty far if your goal is aesthetics and not moron powershitter strength
    but an adjustable bench, a bunch of weights (atleast enough to get each one to 30 kilograms - 65 lbs), and a pull up bar, maybe a z-bar too and you're set

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can make faster progress with barbells.
    The problem for dyels with dumbbells is the lack in shoulder strength and stability will make them harder to use efficiently than a barbell. You also have big step ups in weight whenever you overload, and doing warm up sets is a chore because of the spinlock.
    I use spinlocks for Prehab and rear delts only.
    It would be much better to get a cable tower instead.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get the handles that are extra long (I have a set that can easily fit three 50 lbs standard plates on each side for a 300 lbs dumbbell) and you are pretty much set for a home gym so long as you get enough weight. Biggest challenge is quads but BSS (to a lesser extent goblets) work for that. I do 185 lbs RDL for reps and 145 lbs dumbbell bench effectively just using dumbbell (I also have a dip belt and go heavy with that too). Commerical gym likely better, but they are fine for what they are

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How far can you get with a set of these?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      His narrow shoulders make him look like such a dweeb. He looks like a fricking twerp, how did this impress normies?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        By not being such a crab-minded homosexual like yourself & consistently putting in hard work on his career and himself for over a decade.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can build a solid upper body and core with dumbbells, only issue you’d have is building the upper leg glutes and lower back strength, but you can at least do weighted lunges and RDLs which shouldn’t be super hard to progress on. Enjoy locking and unlocking your dumbbells every time you have to change the weight though lol.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You can buy 1in screw caps with a locking bolt, and get 2 pairs. The real question is how should I bolt a bench into my basement, or should I draw lines or something to keep it square? I don't wanna get 2 barbells but it's seeming like the best idea.

      Someone that's bought them should send links or photos

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Oh I don't mind screwing and unscrewing. I'm saving a lot of time by working out at home and not driving somewhere

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I don't want medieval peasant toiling posture tyvm.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Also, is there a brand any of you recommend?

      https://www.ironmaster.com/categories/dumbbells-and-kettlebells/
      https://nuoathletics.com/ (you can probably find lots of knockoffs of these)
      https://kensuifitness.com/products/adjustabell?variant=43942347604180 (works with oly pl8s with a set of inserts and standard pl8s)

      You can look around for some adjustable dumbbells.

      You can probably rig up a bench with furniture at home for a hyperextension or GHR bench. Hyperextension benches are fairly cheap as well if you have the space.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on what plates you get.
    Anything bigger than a 10lbs plate will be too big for pressing movements.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Amazon sells pretty small 15s too

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Surprisingly far if you're consistent.
    If you want a comprehensive home gym for really cheap, then get olympic rings to go with those dumbbells.
    Throw in some cheap pushup handles too.
    That'll cover about everything you need to do, you can now hit your chest and back with proper resistance and see actual improvement.
    Only problem is not being able to put on a lot of weight on your legs, but even that can be mitigated with difficult bodyweight squats.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oh I do have rings and cheap push up handles! I haven't used the rings ever since I had to move into this flimsy trailer that I can't bolt anything into though. Would need to find a free standing pull up bar that doesn't tip over first

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why are you living in a fricking trailer park?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If your goal is overall fitness (gpp) you can get pretty far. When in doubt, snatch for time.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    pretty far with all heads of the shoulder.
    Pretty far if you add them as resistance to your dips, pull ups (make sure you arch more as you get stronger), archer ush ups like pic related. Try to learn pistol squats too, and if you ever work hams, one legdeadlift.

    Those are all the excercises that require the least resistance and at the same time can build good enough muscle (if you keep bf low).

    I think a good amount of plates to have is 4 of 20kg and 2 of 10kg.
    This way you can practice rowing and benching, and unilateral variations for legs.

    But if the amount of resistance is unoptimal, read what I said first again

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Those are what I started with homie. And you can find those weight plates with small diameter holes for dirt cheap on fb marketplace

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >is there a brand any of you recommend?

    Brand does not matter just make sure its all steel and not the crappy ones with a plastic handle. The plastic handle is prone to breaking and it is the only thin keep the plates from sliding to the middle on the whole thing. as long as it is all steel they will last forever.

    I have a pair of all steel, like the pic you posted, and have been using them for over a decade. they are indestructible.

    I loaded one with 40 pounds and use it for goblet squats and the other with 30 pounds and use it for hammer curls.

    for chest i just do regular push ups cause there is no good way to lay on the floor and use dumbbells for chest. the floor stops the elbow from doing any real full movement.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use these, much better quality.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot my pic

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Also more expensive

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not if you're starting a home gym. What if you decide to expand and get a barbell? You're gonna use standard plates with your barbell that takes oly plates? Spend more money and have a waste of space?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You'll need to buy more plates for a barbell anyway. It's not like if you get an Olympic barbell the dumbbells and their weights aren't going to get used. Unloading your dumbbells to load up your barbell and vice versa is a waste of time and energy. The compatibility isn't worth the increased cost, there's not enough advantage.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You're going to need weights for a loadable dummbell anyways. 15s, 10s, 5, 2.5s and smaller and usually more than two pairs. You're not always going to be using all of those weights on a dumbbell either. You get a barbell and you're going to have to buy another pair of 10s, 5s, 2.5s and lower. So yeah go ahead buy the cheap standard loadable dumbbells, just be aware that if you were want to expand you're going to have to buy the weights again.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Oly ends
        >Baby grip
        What even is the point

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          oly grip is only 28-28.5mm my moronfriend

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They are extremely long and cumbersome I would recommend a smaller style like iron master

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Pewds is dumbbell only?
    You could get a pullup bar and do pullups, pushups, bodyweight/dumbbell squats, and lateral raises and get that. Handstand pushups and you won't need the dumbbells and lateral raises. You can make bodyweight squats hard.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Look for 18" spinlock handles and buy some 5kg pro style plates, which are thinnner than the usual stuff.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I use 14" handles and can fit 60 lbs of 10 lb plates. Longer handles get in the way more.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      how thin are these?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They are 2cm wide.
        So even with standard 35cm (14") dumbells, you can fit more than enough on.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just buy Domyos from Decathlon. Mine are 8 years old and still good.

    And buy a bench that can incline.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    DYEL here, I'm doing dumbbells and a wooden beam in the storage for chinups, pullups, and rings. I think I'll be able to fit 40 kg onto the dumbbells if I max them out, so that's the goal for now. I'm doing Tactical Barbell routines to fit in other sports and running as well. I'll see you at the end of the year, OP.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty far, but having to buy 2x as many plates as for a barbell kind of hurts.

    I swapped to these because I don't like benching incline that heavy.
    I've seen great progress since I'm using these right now I'm doing inclines with 36 k 80~ish lbs just make sure to buy the full metal one

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Pic missing?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Sure

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I've got a load of very similar-looking dumbbells, bought in the UK at various points over the past 10 years. Worth weighing them, as the actual weight can vary
          Worst discrepancy I've seen is -10%

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Not the dumbbells. The weights
            >be me
            >monday evening
            >drink bottle of wine
            >post
            (Though, actually, I never properly weighed the handles or the spinlocks. I wonder if they vary much? I've got 20 spinlocks and 8 handles, and some of the handles do vary in size a bit...)

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i have a set of these as a backup, make sure you get some extra 5kg and 10kg plates for them. and get plumbing thread tape and wrap the threads, it will help stop them unscrewing while youre using them. you can do alot with them if youve got a 3 digit IQ. and its way cheaper than buying a rack of fixed dumbbells

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not far at all. Gotta buy plates as well

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >sleeping on the the 3x65 2kg programs

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        somebody post that picture of an autist working out with bottles

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >autist working out with bottles
          nothing wrong with that

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        > he doesn't do 5x200 with his own arms
        Lactatelet

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >brand any of you recommend?
    ajustabell max + olympic adapter or just olympic dumbbell handles

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    From the ages of 14-25 I only had dumbbells, no barbell. You can absolutely build a nice physique with dumbells, though you won't be able to build much strength. I had dumbbells like your OP pic, and I could easily get 32.5kg on each dumbell using 5kg plates.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have those, a bench, a pull up/dips station, training legs has become difficult, i'm doing bulgarian and rdl but i need much more weight and keeping the grip is too hard.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can get really big with just dumbells but try to at least get a pullup bar. The biggest problem will be your chest, you'll have to get creative. Don't do floor presses, it's a waste of time, you'll have to find something in your house to simulate a bench. You can use some boards stacked on top just enough to lift yourself up a foot, you can use a couple of backpacks, pillows, whatever lifts your body up. If you can lift your body up about a foot that's all you need. You can also use your couch or bed frame to incline bench press. Also listen to your body, if some exercise doesn't feel right and isn't showing results, just skip it. I was wasting so much time trying to do wide pushups because i've heard they're really good when normal, military and triangle pushups hit my chest 10x more.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      getting a dips stand will help quite a bit

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I do ring dips (and holds), hang em from the pull up bar.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Pewds is dumbbell only?
    He was in that pic. He has a rack and barbell now.

    https://i.imgur.com/DL8YNMw.jpg

    How far can you get with a set of these?
    I plan to buy some and work out at home with them. And some bodyweight thrown in.
    Also, is there a brand any of you recommend?

    A lot of people suggest oly collared dumbbell handles. They seem good in theory but in practice they're kind of shit. They're really unwieldly and you need to buy a gazillion 10 lbs plates (putting something like a pair of 25's on them is... not going to work well). And buying that many 10's defeats the whole idea of buying something that is compatible with future gym equipment for expansion, because you're simply not going to need that many 10's or 5's for barbell training ever.

    It depends on your budget. Like if you're not poor and have space, I suggest buying a used fixed weight set. If you don't have the space and aren't poor, I suggest nicer adjustables, like I really like my nuobells but they only go up to 80 lbs (I imagine this will last you a long time). Trulap looks to have an even better adjustable now.

    BUT, if you're not poor and can drop $600-800 on dumbbells... just get a rack, barbell, and plates.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I curl 56 pounds easily because of them.
    In terms of what to get, try to get something which is quality, but not over priced fancy shit that is incompatible with anything else.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >pull ups (or variation) + dips + isometrics
    literally all you need to be aesthetic.
    Pull ups will already make your upper body blow up, and dips will help correct what pull ups don't hit, and free weight isometrics will help anything that is small and undeveloped.
    Also doing a 1 arm push up is super aesthetic so you can also do some pushup variations just cause.
    But what's most important is cardio. Buy a treadmill if you can, and you actually will need to get a nice one. A cheap treadmill is literally worse than none. But I'm not talking about some gay fancy wifi one, frick NO. I mean a highly functional one that is wide and has adjustable height.
    Some natural running is good too. I like to use flat bare bones shoes when treadmilling and then I use running specific shoes when outside, don't be a tough guy. Nothing aesthetic about injuring your foot from stepping on a rock too hard and walking with a limp. Hills are nicest, and I find that sprinting is best on a sprinting track opposes to a treadmil.
    My routine:
    Morning: run 1 mile on treadmill, 10 pullups + 10 chinups, 20 dand (indian variation push up) + irish shower + basic skin care (faciest thing is cheap cologne) + green matcha tea + fibre rich meal
    After work: walk incline while I watch anime or youtube for 2 episodes + isolations + protein rich meal + play time (spontaneous time to do anything) + study for 3 hours. Then I shit post before going to bed.
    I'm thinking about getting a more rural job now that I have some good money so I can start farming.

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