just bought these 90lbs adjustable dumbbells and an adjustable bench, is it enough? any of you guys own one like this?

just bought these 90lbs adjustable dumbbells and an adjustable bench, is it enough?

any of you guys own one like this? Is it good?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah it's totally enough... I have a set but they aren't as nice as those if you are referring to the bow flex ones, they're awesome

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they are exactly like the bowflex. probably made in the same factory

      are they 45lbs each? They will get you started if you are dyel. i have similar ones but they go up to 52.5 each.

      90 lbs each

      https://i.imgur.com/AQweDU7.jpg

      Return the [You're so] dumbbells, but keep the bench if it's good enough.

      This time actually read the sticky.

      I'm avoiding barbell as I live alone and the bench with the barbell support is too expensive. Also I've seen many people claim dumbbell chest press works your chest way more than barbell chest press

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm avoiding barbell as I live alone and the bench with the barbell support is too expensive.

        The bench press has the potential for serious harm, but until you can afford the minimal safe equipment for lifting at home (purchased used as opportunity allows), you need to find a local gym*, train there and not waste money on new shiny junk.

        > Also I've seen many people claim...

        Ignoring the question of why you are watching people make claims, you may notice that many people usually make the most ridiculous claims about many things and should be ignored. Pay attention to the advice of those who can actual demonstrate expertise in the relevant area.

        All that said, we all start somewhere and the Novice Effect is magic, so whatever you do to start, do so carefully to avoid injury.

        *[If it doesn't allow chalk or reasonable noise from lowering (not dropping) a heavy deadlift, then it's not a gym.]

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          thanks for the tips, but I don't leave my house.

          I have the exact same ones as you I bought for a ridiculous mark up like a year or two ago because I live in Ontario and the government closed the gyms for nearly 2 years straight. I live in a tiny basement bachelor apartment so having these with an adjustable bench is a great option. The only real issue is lack of variety for training legs. I also like to have an option for a vertical pull so I'd get a pullup bar if I were you. And 90lb each hand flat press is plenty for someone not super advanced lifting I don't know what these fools are saying.

          yeah, but there's nothing much you can do about legs without machines.
          I guess I'll squat holding these.

          https://i.imgur.com/Z5SBrFh.jpg

          It sounds like OP is just starting lifting, and they'll probably get them started on their journey... The only thing that they are definitely going to max out on is flat bench, but between kickbacks, curls, lateral raises, incline, shoulder press, etc... They'll last them for a while.
          Most people don't have space or money for a fucking power rack, dude.
          OP throw in some pushups, and grab a kettlebell for legs and you're golden.

          Can't I use the dumbbells for legs?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah you totally use them for legs.... Walking lunges are fucking insane for legs, same with Bulgarian split squats, and standing calf raises. You can achieve amazing results.
            Sorry I was thinking about goblet squats and swings... Look up dumbbell only routines there are tons of shit you can do, and 2 x90 is a decent amount of weight.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >bench with the barbell support is too expensive
        aren't those dumbbells like $900 a pair? you could buy a cheap bar, 200lbs of plates, a cheap half rack, and a set of spinlock dumbbells for that kind of money

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >aren't those dumbbells like $900 a pair?
          the ones from bowflex are around it. The one I bought is a copy. I paid less than 400$ for the pair.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are they 45lbs each? They will get you started if you are dyel. i have similar ones but they go up to 52.5 each.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Return the [You're so] dumbbells, but keep the bench if it's good enough.

    This time actually read the sticky.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It sounds like OP is just starting lifting, and they'll probably get them started on their journey... The only thing that they are definitely going to max out on is flat bench, but between kickbacks, curls, lateral raises, incline, shoulder press, etc... They'll last them for a while.
      Most people don't have space or money for a fucking power rack, dude.
      OP throw in some pushups, and grab a kettlebell for legs and you're golden.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I like you.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have the exact same ones as you I bought for a ridiculous mark up like a year or two ago because I live in Ontario and the government closed the gyms for nearly 2 years straight. I live in a tiny basement bachelor apartment so having these with an adjustable bench is a great option. The only real issue is lack of variety for training legs. I also like to have an option for a vertical pull so I'd get a pullup bar if I were you. And 90lb each hand flat press is plenty for someone not super advanced lifting I don't know what these fools are saying.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good start. You can do a lot with those.
    You probably won't need more than 90lbs for DB work for a long time, if ever.

    You're gonna want a BB at some point though.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand the physics behind these dumbbells. You are telling me I can hold it in my hand and set it 30 lbs. Then, while I'm still holding the 30 lbs, I can just crank it to 60 lbs and it's heavier all of a sudden? The technology we have is truly impressive.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Then, while I'm still holding the 30 lbs, I can just crank it to 60 lbs and it's heavier all of a sudden?

      Yes. It adjust the gravitational field around the dumbbells. That's why they cost so much for so little weight.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon… you should try it. Mine broke and went negative numbers and flew away. If only I trained grip strength I could have been like Thor.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No. You see the tray it's sitting on? You place the DBs on the tray, turn the dials on the side and that either unlatches or latches more weight, leaves the little weight saucers that you don't need on the tray. BOOMER

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >weight saucers

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Goblet squats, weighted lunges, Bulgarian Split squats, Romanian deadlifts with the dumbbells (180lbs is decent) just go more slow and controlled,

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP, I have the same setup as you (for a few months now), and believe me when I say it's worth it. You won't get super huge but it'll get the ball rolling. I work a lot of hours, so I can't get to the gym too often, and these dumbbells are a lifesaver.

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