Is it possible for a 60lb set of dumbbells to provide a full workout?

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  1. DC

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    I'm just wondering. There are NO gyms or YMCAs around here, and my apt is too small for any major weight machines. This brings up 2 questions.

    Can you guys help me develop a routine, give me links to a place where I can find exercises with dumbbells?

    Can you recommend a small weight bench for me to buy? I'm guessing an incline bench would be my best bet.
     
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    Well if you can only lift 60 lb dubmells for bench, then yes. But i moved from 60lb dumbells --> 80lb dumbells in a matter of 5 weeks, so I'd say no, they aren't enough.

    If you really want to workout i'd say you'd have to at least get a 100 lb set, but then again, you wouldn't really be able to squat and or deadlift too easily with dumbells.

    If i were you, i'd simply find a gym or YMCA. Are you in school? I'm sure you're school has a gym.
     
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    i was in your same situation before i moved to tampa for USF....


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    bowflex?
     
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    personally, i'd get more than just the 60's.
     
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    For me, just up to 60s isnt going to do crap. I work out with heavier than that doing incline bench.
     
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    I know I need more than 60. I got em on sale for $30 last week. It's better than nothing at all though. I need to build muscle. I'm a pretty big dude (read: fat guy) and I'd like to build up enough muscle that I can lose weight and naturally keep it off.
     
  8. getjacked

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    you can get a barbell set with weights for like $500... don't quote me on the price, but it should be in that range

    (power rack, bench, barbell)
     
  9. Grouch

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    wait. all that you have is one pair of 60lbs dbs?
     
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    Not worth it, 60's arn't going to do much unless you're like 110lbs or a female.
     
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    It's a set with 2 5lb bars, 2 10lb plates, 4 5lb plates, and 4 2.5lb plates.
     
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    With my tax return, I may do some rearranging in my room and see if I can get either a full set of weights or a bowflex in here
     
  13. getjacked

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    build a bowflex body in 6 weeks!
     
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    It'd probably be a generic bowflex though, lol

    And I think it'd take me 6 months to START getting a bowflex body.
     
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    I'm just joking around, don't waste your money. Invest in a good weight set, you'll thank me later
     
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    Also. I have a 100lb heavy bag I can't wait to get a stand for :x:

    I love working out by kicking ass.
     
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    So you have a set of 30lb dumbells, not 60?
     
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    I have always read on here that free weights are 11ty billion times better because they build muscles that machines can't touch, due to the extra support you need to give yourself in order to lift free weights.
     
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    The total weight is 60lbs. So yeah, I guess it would be a set of 30, even though right now I have 50lb on one and I've been rotating arms with it.
     
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    :hsd: Man, you can't workout like that. Find a gym, even if its half an hour away. Find one.
     
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    The worst part is, there used to be one 10 mins away that I had a membership to 2 years ago.

    A drug scandal with the owner ended badly and it's doors are shut forever.
     
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    Another question: Even though I'm trying to lose weight, would it be worth buying "The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding"? I'm looking at the hardback on Amazon.
     
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    If you're trying to lose weight, quick. Don't just lift weights. You NEED to do cardio with weightilfting and most importantly a good diet to lose weight.
     
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    I'm very aware of that, I was just asking if it was a good book. I plan on doing cardio 5 days a week regardless of what weight routines I follow. I walked 3 miles and jogged half a mile today alone.
     
  25. Tony Stark

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    get a barbell bar and some weights

    I got this
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    for 30 bucks when they had a sale, its regular price is $110 bucks.
    Then weights its 20 bucks per 25 lbs.

    Can pretty much do 90% of work out with just a barbell bar.
     
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