Is this really all I need? I want to start exercising at home because Im now a wageslave.

Is this really all I need?
I want to start exercising at home because Im now a wageslave.
Is a bench and 2 dumbells with variable weights all I need? Or should I buy something else?

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on your goals, you will not become competitive powerlifter or strongman ofc, but this is more than enough to get "fit" or "lean" if your macros will be right.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Only lardasses want to become powershitters.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Stop eating and become attractive
        >stop eating!!!!
        >Ill just bulk until my muscles push out of my fat and ill be a chad!
        Is this how they end up there?

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only if the dumbbells go high enough in weight. That plus some gymnastics rings and a pullup bar would set you up well. If you have the space and money then a full power rack with weights and a bar would be ideal though

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      the majority of adjustable dumbbells only go up to 50 lbs from what I've seen

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Like another anon ITT said, get the ones where you can load them up with plates. I'll add to that, that you should also get some clips too 2 handles with a collection of small plates ran me around $300 and I can load each one to 95 pounds (4 10 pound plates per side) while keeping the ROM deep like you want for dumbbells

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          You want to set this on your leg while you get ready to do a lift? They never put these in gyms because this sucks. They buy entire racks that take up entire walls because they suck that much. Theres 80 variations of adjustable dumbbells because they suck that much.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/swjED2W.jpg

            For me it's pic related.

            https://i.imgur.com/G5V9JYX.png

            >get olympic dumbbells
            >pick a brand that produces good dumbbells
            >can load them up to as high as you want using pl8s
            >impossible to break with lockjaws
            v.
            >get shitty adjustable dumbbells that are capped at 50-80 lbs
            >easy to break
            >fall apart easily

            https://i.imgur.com/pGyZ4js.jpg

            Are you moronic? You really need to improve your reading comprehension.

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

            If you're going to use dumbbells, get something that can go higher than 25. You want them to go up to at least 50. Obviously you're not going to be doing 50lb curls as a beginner, but if you want to do something like a goblet squat or dumbbell RDLs you'll need more weight than just 25lbs.
            I will personally always recommend 2" olympic dumbbell handles and plates over any adjustable crap. Since olympic dumbbells use regular plates, if you ever decide to upgrade your setup and get an EZ bar or a barbell you'll already have a collection of smaller plates to work with. They have a few downsides, such as rattling more than adjustable dumbbells and being a bit long, but I still think they're the best dumbbell option out there.

            https://i.imgur.com/QIA7Mrk.png

            yes, but dont buy the gay fixed "adjustable" dumbells, buy this instead so you can keep adding weight
            there are different lengths, i don't know what is standard or not but if they are too short you wont be able to add a lot of weight and if they are too long they might be hard to not bump into eachother during some exercises
            choose accordingly

            Forgot my links.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    great for noob gains but you'll probably want to get more equipment or join a gym eventually

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    sure
    they main downside imo is those narrow wobbly benches just dont feel very good
    if I were you I'd invest more in the bench, but tbh they do get expensive quick, especially if you want it adjustable

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes, but dont buy the gay fixed "adjustable" dumbells, buy this instead so you can keep adding weight
    there are different lengths, i don't know what is standard or not but if they are too short you wont be able to add a lot of weight and if they are too long they might be hard to not bump into eachother during some exercises
    choose accordingly

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. You can get 20lb dumbell plates and actually get to very substantial weight.

    • 7 months ago
      NotThatGuy

      Zoomers that use those adjustable dumbbells can't lift that much weight.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you're going to use dumbbells, get something that can go higher than 25. You want them to go up to at least 50. Obviously you're not going to be doing 50lb curls as a beginner, but if you want to do something like a goblet squat or dumbbell RDLs you'll need more weight than just 25lbs.
    I will personally always recommend 2" olympic dumbbell handles and plates over any adjustable crap. Since olympic dumbbells use regular plates, if you ever decide to upgrade your setup and get an EZ bar or a barbell you'll already have a collection of smaller plates to work with. They have a few downsides, such as rattling more than adjustable dumbbells and being a bit long, but I still think they're the best dumbbell option out there.

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    My setup has been adjustable bench + adjustable dumbells + pullup bar (get a good one not the shit ones just because they are $10 cheaper)
    I've lost about 40lbs, and my lifts have gone up a ton. In about 6 months I'm close to maxing out bench, maxed out goblet squats (switch to single leg), and generally I'm noticeably more fit now, so I'd say its a damn good investment if you are untrained. I'm getting a squat rack/olympic bar/weights for christmas, but I'll be using the adjustables until kingdom come, so 100% worth it.
    I run stopgap PPL (supposed to be "between actual training", but honestly running it as a program has given me good progress pretty close to when I used to actually lift with oly bar)

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The inflation on adjustable dumbbells is stupid. 120 dollars for 30 pounds of extra weight is typical. Its a scam but still worth it. Just do your research and get a decent set that will take you a long way. There is a youtube channel that only reviews adjustable dumbbells.

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have the screencap of an anon talking about which adjustable dumbells are the best?
    I would like to have it

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its probably already dated. Theres a lot of these coming out lately and advances being made in their design. If you have 2 grand you can get a pretty amazing set from Canada.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        2k for dumbbells? What kind of moron would pay that?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          If you make 100k a year. Whats 2k for a set of dumbbells that your great-grandkids can inherit?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's more like value for money. 2k just for something heavy to lift seems like a rip to me

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              $40/month gym membership is $4800 over a decade

              solid equipment can last decades and home workouts save fuel money, travel time, etc

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                Planet Fitness is 10 bucks a month, and they have more than this shit that will cost probably two years worth of membership.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                if we're comparing cheap, then a pair of 90lb powerblocks is $419, a decent bench is $100, and a pullup/dip station is $150. so around 6 years planet shitdick for the cost of a basic home setup

                the numbers are very comparable especially if you live rural

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                Are you seriously trying to explain to us you bought fricking dumbbells for 2,000 $? And doubling down on your own idiocy?

                Zoomers are fricking moronic, holy shit. Guess there really is one born every minute.

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              Its not just something heavy. Its a set of adjustable dumbbells that solves the drop problem, longevity problem and the max weight problem. They go up to 120 pounds, they are droppable, they are all metal, they use magnets rather than springs. They are an investment for life. The only question is, are they in your price range. They are out of mine because I'm a poor man. But if I made twice as much money as I make I would buy them just because they are a great investment.

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't get those dumbbells. Get olympic size adjustable dumbbells and plates. You can use the plates with a barbell/rack later if you decide to get one. For dumbbells, I recommend using mostly 1.25 to 10 lb plates. Use lockjaw collars or a comparable locking collar with them (spring collars are just not secure enough for dumbbells). You can get an adjustable dumbbell with a 6" collar to as much as 90-95 lbs with the typical 0.6" 5lb cast iron plates (16 plates + 10-15 lb dumbbell) or 130-135 lbs with 10 lb plates (12 plates + 10-15lb). You can fit even more on them with thinner plates like some of the steel plates you can find.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      You cant do with cheap dumbbells what you can with adjustable. The adjustable will always be with you and if you get good ones never wear out. You can do almost anything with dumbbells. Its by far the best investment you can make if you are going to start a home gym. That crap you are suggesting is why people try lifting for a month then quit.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are you moronic? You really need to improve your reading comprehension.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >say cheap dumbbells
          >posts cheap dumbells

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >get olympic dumbbells
            >pick a brand that produces good dumbbells
            >can load them up to as high as you want using pl8s
            >impossible to break with lockjaws
            v.
            >get shitty adjustable dumbbells that are capped at 50-80 lbs
            >easy to break
            >fall apart easily

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >good ones never wear out
        thats a big fat lie and you know it, they all have plastic components except for the pepin fast series

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Powerblock
          >Ironmaster
          >Pepin
          >Snode

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            plastic parts

            full metal, its alright but not much faster than a spinlock or olympic dumbbell handle, also expensive and locks you into those plates

            I already mentioned that

            plastic parts

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              Snode is all metal and Powerblock only has a chuck of heavy plastic that holds it together. All its working parts are steel.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Snode is all metal
                the switching mechanism is plastic and so are the holders

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                >A piece of decoration and the rack it sets in
                You have autism don't you. I see why you don't just join a gym, imagine all the bad tile jobs you would see.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                the holders attached to the plates you fricking Black person
                >switching mechanism is decoration
                braindead

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >three pieces of steel
          nothin personnel

          Are dumbbells, adjustable bench, pull up bar, and rings enough if my goal is bearmode?
          Also which one is better: spinlock dumbbells or olympic dumbbells?

          once you get to an advanced level you may have trouble hitting lower body. just because super heavy split squats and lunges might be impractical. for upper body it's fine

          long (for heavy loading) 1" spinlocks are the best cheap option, olympics will be higher quality and faster due to no threading. the lack of flat faces will be annoying because you can't load them normally with your knees. if you have money for olympics consider different systems as well

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Can you get those up to 150 lbs?

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              165

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                very nice

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you can live with lunges and public stairs for legs.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      squats and deadlifts feel terrible but they are doable.

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you buy a set of adjustable dumbbells then I'd suggest powerblocks. You can get expansion sets up to 90lbs. They're expensive but they'll outlast you.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Really cant go wrong with powerblocks for the price.

  13. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    You will need to eat light and work out 5 times a week. Eating little fast food and only doing it 3 times a day didn't really do much for me.

  14. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    How much would a decent pair of dumbells and a bench cost?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I bought a decent bench and adjustable dumbbells for $600

  15. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thinking of just getting a half rack and bench myself. Still have to find a bar and weights, but i can probably get that near me. Frick the gym, it's been too long since I have worked out, but I hate commuting to a gym when I have the space in my place for some liftan.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >half rack
      meme, the footprint is the same as a full rack

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        I need to be able to store it when not in use, keep the space tight. Plus it's cheaper, and I wouldn't really be doing any of the accessory stuff that you can put on a full.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I need to be able to store it when not in use
          delusional

  16. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    all you need is a pullup bar, stop hoarding shit

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      You don't need a whole pull-up bar, regular sized dildo will work just fine

  17. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's pic related.

  18. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    regardless if you have a gym to go to or not, having a bench and dumbells at home is a huge bonus. can always get quick workouts in, its great. id also recommend getting of these things if you go with adjustable weights, just for a little more versatility. Nuobell adjustable dumbells are the comfiest on the market

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      what's the difference in doing this vs just... doing the same movements but without the bar? outside of whatever weight the bar itself adds?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        deadlifts and squats with dumbbells feels terrible. Bar feels so much better.

  19. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are dumbbells, adjustable bench, pull up bar, and rings enough if my goal is bearmode?
    Also which one is better: spinlock dumbbells or olympic dumbbells?

  20. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Flybird is terrible get a nicer bench. Also, I would get 30s,50s, and 80s. Sure it’s more expensive but that plus a bench should work for you forever

  21. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    No. That's the last thing you need.

    1. Pull Up Bar (ideally with attachable dip bars)
    2. Rings
    3. Olympic barbell + 200 lbs of weight

    dumbbells are a 5. or 6. after cable tower and back extension.

  22. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    i literally dont use either of those.

  23. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ll let you in on a little secret. You don’t need any of that shit.

    Push ups, pull ups, sit ups, squats, and a pair of running shoes.

    Tbh you don’t even need the shoes. Just get out there, run a few miles, do some push ups, etc.

  24. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah just lift and learn. When you get into it you’ll probably crave some compound lifts but anything is better than nothing

  25. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just buy a couple kettlebells. Start with a 20 kg and move to 24 kg once you build a bit of strength.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >just buy kettlebells then buy more then buy some more and eventually buy even more lol
      I like kettlebells for specific exercises and types of training, but I fricking hate kettlebell posters

  26. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did this and am barely bench pressing 50lb dumbbells after over a year of lifting… did I frick up? gymbros claim they’re benching 2 plates after that much time

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dumbbells are naturally harder

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      That makes me feel better. I started a month ago and am just up to 40. Yes, dumbells are harder. I can do more with a bar than I can do with dumbbells on deadlifts as well.

  27. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you're asking the question then the answer is yes. This is how life works. You start with what you can, you either stick with it or you don't. If you stick with it and outgrow what you have, you find a way to move on to bigger and better things. You coming here and asking this question though tells me that you are not a very serious person.

  28. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone got any barbells and weights to recommend that aren't too expensive?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Same with benches too

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >barbells
      rogue boneyard
      >weights
      facebook marketplace

  29. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pull up bar + something to do dips on

  30. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is a very good start, but I recommend one of the benches that comes with a built in leg press. I got mine for like $120

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >benches that comes with a built in leg press
      You mean this? That's not 'leg press'.

  31. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got the bowflex adjustable dumbbells that go up to 90lbs. They were bought around late 2008 and still work absolutely fine 15 years later.

    When I started out all I had was the dumbbells and a bench. After a few years (and some light prohormones) I was able to get to standing shoulder press the 90lbs for easy 10+ reps strict. I still maintan that standing dumbbell presses are best for building the rear delts that have a 3d pop.

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