Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Registered User bizso09's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2012
    Posts: 8
    Rep Power: 0
    bizso09 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    bizso09 is offline

    2 dumbbells with 1 hand

    I have 2 20 kg dumbbells, but I need 40 kg to do dumbbells rows. I also need to do one armed bench press with 30kg.

    Any idea how to create one dumbbell out of the two or how to tie them together, what kind of grip to use?
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User graffiti36's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Portugal
    Stats: 5'8", 180 lbs
    Posts: 1,503
    Rep Power: 167
    graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit graffiti36's BodySpace
    graffiti36 is offline
    Originally Posted by bizso09 View Post
    I have 2 20 kg dumbbells, but I need 40 kg to do dumbbells rows. I also need to do one armed bench press with 30kg.

    Any idea how to create one dumbbell out of the two or how to tie them together, what kind of grip to use?
    get a rope and string them together
    then hold the rope and use it as a grip
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    In search of the Q-pack.. XADO's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Location: Brasov, Brasov, Romania
    Age: 28
    Stats: 5'10", 189 lbs
    Posts: 1,556
    Rep Power: 3255
    XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit XADO's BodySpace
    XADO is offline
    Get a sack....put on scale )....fill to 30kg....

    Tie sack....

    Use for rows, chest, back, squats ....

    Get better at it, untie sack.....put sack on scale.....add sand.....tie sack....

    Rinse and repeat!...
    If your body cannot handle it, make sure sheer willpower will.....
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User bizso09's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2012
    Posts: 8
    Rep Power: 0
    bizso09 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    bizso09 is offline
    Originally Posted by graffiti36 View Post
    get a rope and string them together
    then hold the rope and use it as a grip
    Can I do that for bench press and biceps curls too? Will they not dangle and hit my forearm when I push or curl? I don't want to get lots of dark spots on my arm, it's quite sensitive...
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    In search of the Q-pack.. XADO's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Location: Brasov, Brasov, Romania
    Age: 28
    Stats: 5'10", 189 lbs
    Posts: 1,556
    Rep Power: 3255
    XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit XADO's BodySpace
    XADO is offline
    Originally Posted by bizso09 View Post
    Can I do that for bench press and biceps curls too? Will they not dangle and hit my forearm when I push or curl? I don't want to get lots of dark spots on my arm, it's quite sensitive...


    Do a controlled movement, slow and steady .
    If your body cannot handle it, make sure sheer willpower will.....
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User bizso09's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2012
    Posts: 8
    Rep Power: 0
    bizso09 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    bizso09 is offline
    Originally Posted by XADO View Post
    Get a sack....put on scale )....fill to 30kg....

    Tie sack....

    Use for rows, chest, back, squats ....

    Get better at it, untie sack.....put sack on scale.....add sand.....tie sack....

    Rinse and repeat!...
    If I fill it with sand, how big is the sack going to be? I need to change the weights for different exercises relatively quickly. I don't really know where to find heavy weights, coz I live in the city... maybe from a construction site or should I order sand online? I could fill up multiple sacks with different weights though.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User graffiti36's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Portugal
    Stats: 5'8", 180 lbs
    Posts: 1,503
    Rep Power: 167
    graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) graffiti36 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit graffiti36's BodySpace
    graffiti36 is offline
    dude... just be creative and see what works
    we just gave you ideas... its up to you to decide whether to use them or not
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    The BACKMAN DJAuto's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2005
    Location: Louisiana, United States
    Posts: 26,615
    BodyPoints: 33004
    Rep Power: 29190
    DJAuto has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DJAuto has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DJAuto has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DJAuto has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DJAuto has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DJAuto has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DJAuto has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DJAuto has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DJAuto has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DJAuto has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DJAuto has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit DJAuto's BodySpace
    DJAuto is offline
    Make sure you use something sturdy when tying them together...
    Bodybuilding is 60% training and 50% diet. Yes that adds up to 110%, because that's what you should be giving it. Change the inside, and the physique will follow.
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Registered User bizso09's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2012
    Posts: 8
    Rep Power: 0
    bizso09 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    bizso09 is offline
    Originally Posted by graffiti36 View Post
    dude... just be creative and see what works
    we just gave you ideas... its up to you to decide whether to use them or not
    These are cool ideas. Thanks for the brainstorming . I think I'll get a sack and put some bricks in it, then tie it together. I dumbbell with 40kg costs $300 and it's basically a sack with weight! Rip off... amazon[DOT]com/Bowflex-SelectTech-1090-Adjustable-Dumbbell/dp/B000OC5RXE
    Here's a funny pic
    Attached Images
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Registered User bizso09's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2012
    Posts: 8
    Rep Power: 0
    bizso09 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    bizso09 is offline
    Any other idea about how to create a homemade dumbbell? It needs to be small and weights should be easily changeable. Target weight is 30kg.

    1. put sand in sack - bit hard to vary weight
    2. put brick in sack - can vary weight easily, requires lot of space
    3. put water bottles in sack - can vary weight easily, but requires lot of space.

    what else?
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    That's a thing? Farley1324's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2008
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    Stats: 6'0", 209 lbs
    Posts: 82,603
    Rep Power: 160123
    Farley1324 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Farley1324 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Farley1324 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Farley1324 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Farley1324 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Farley1324 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Farley1324 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Farley1324 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Farley1324 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Farley1324 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Farley1324 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Farley1324's BodySpace
    Farley1324 is offline
    Originally Posted by bizso09 View Post
    I have 2 20 kg dumbbells, but I need 40 kg to do dumbbells rows. I also need to do one armed bench press with 30kg.

    Any idea how to create one dumbbell out of the two or how to tie them together, what kind of grip to use?
    Go to a gym or buy bigger dumbells. Or a bar and plates.
    Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

    Rightful Liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.

    MFC
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    In search of the Q-pack.. XADO's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Location: Brasov, Brasov, Romania
    Age: 28
    Stats: 5'10", 189 lbs
    Posts: 1,556
    Rep Power: 3255
    XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XADO has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit XADO's BodySpace
    XADO is offline
    Originally Posted by bizso09 View Post
    Any other idea about how to create a homemade dumbbell? It needs to be small and weights should be easily changeable. Target weight is 30kg.

    1. put sand in sack - bit hard to vary weight
    2. put brick in sack - can vary weight easily, requires lot of space
    3. put water bottles in sack - can vary weight easily, but requires lot of space.

    what else?
    Buy a heavy duty sack and 2 rollers .....build a fairly good cable machine out of wall-mart stuff at a wall-mart price

    Make it double for 2 hands....

    You are set to do any exercise on this planet ..... old school style .

    Also what Farley said is good..... a bar and some plates is a very good investment.... you need a power rack and you have your home gym.
    If your body cannot handle it, make sure sheer willpower will.....
    Reply With Quote

  13. #13
    Lifts while injured XtremeOCD's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2011
    Location: Bahamas
    Stats: 5'7", 171 lbs
    Posts: 14,226
    Rep Power: 121848
    XtremeOCD has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XtremeOCD has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XtremeOCD has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XtremeOCD has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XtremeOCD has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XtremeOCD has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XtremeOCD has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XtremeOCD has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XtremeOCD has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XtremeOCD has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) XtremeOCD has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit XtremeOCD's BodySpace
    XtremeOCD is offline
    Originally Posted by Farley1324 View Post
    Go to a gym or buy bigger dumbells. Or a bar and plates.
    Haha! I was trying to scroll down to say the same thing. I mean, if you are going to through all of this trouble to buy a sack and sand or whatever to kinda make something work, why not just invest in a cheap weight set and call it a day. A bunch of good deals on eBay or craigslist.
    "I would not change you for the world, but I'd change the world for you!"
    ~Autism Awareness~

    ~ Opinions don't pay my bills crew ~
    ~ In talks with CEO Crew ~


    My Bahamian Photo Album <'))><
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=143862181
    Reply With Quote

  14. #14
    Green Mountain Boy Vermonter's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2011
    Age: 41
    Stats: 6'1", 215 lbs
    Posts: 719
    Rep Power: 898
    Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Vermonter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Vermonter's BodySpace
    Vermonter is offline
    This is one benefit kettlebells have over dumbbells.
    It is easy to grip two kettlebells simultaneously.
    ()---() York Barbell Club #5 ()---()
    -!!!---!!!- No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew #10 -!!!---!!!-

    Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
    Winston Churchill

    Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Reply With Quote

  15. #15
    I'll Mod Til I'm Dead ironwill2008's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: United States
    Stats: 5'8", 193 lbs
    Posts: 66,331
    Rep Power: 1169022
    ironwill2008 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ironwill2008 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ironwill2008 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ironwill2008 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ironwill2008 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ironwill2008 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ironwill2008 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ironwill2008 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ironwill2008 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ironwill2008 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ironwill2008 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit ironwill2008's BodySpace
    ironwill2008 is offline
    Originally Posted by bizso09 View Post
    what else?
    You should post more "funny pics." Maybe that way you can save this pitiful thread from being 1-starred.
    No brain, no gain.

    You can't out-train bad nutrition.

    "The fitness and nutrition world is a breeding ground for obsessive-compulsive behavior. The irony is that many of the things people worry about have no impact on results either way, and therefore aren't worth an ounce of concern."--Alan Aragon

    Ironwill Gym:
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showpost.php?p=629719403&postcount=3388


    Ironwill2008 Workout Journal:
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=157459343&p=1145168733
    Reply With Quote

  16. #16
    Registered User Curlers's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2011
    Age: 26
    Posts: 1,271
    Rep Power: 193
    Curlers has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Curlers has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Curlers has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Curlers has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Curlers has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Curlers has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Curlers has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Curlers has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Curlers has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Curlers has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Curlers has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Curlers's BodySpace
    Curlers is offline
    Originally Posted by graffiti36 View Post
    dude... just be creative and see what works
    we just gave you ideas... its up to you to decide whether to use them or not
    x2

    Repped. can only give the boy so much info..
    Reply With Quote

  17. #17
    Banned filpula's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2012
    Stats: 6'1", 159 lbs
    Posts: 85
    Rep Power: 0
    filpula is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) filpula is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) filpula is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) filpula is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) filpula is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) filpula is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) filpula is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) filpula is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) filpula is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) filpula is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) filpula is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit filpula's BodySpace
    filpula is offline
    second reply
    Reply With Quote

  18. #18
    Registered User creepa200's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Location: Massachusetts, United States
    Age: 34
    Stats: 5'6", 160 lbs
    Posts: 705
    Rep Power: 373
    creepa200 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) creepa200 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) creepa200 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) creepa200 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) creepa200 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) creepa200 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) creepa200 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) creepa200 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) creepa200 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) creepa200 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) creepa200 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit creepa200's BodySpace
    creepa200 is offline
    I use to do this. My wife has some ankle weights and I would strap them around the 2 dumbbell handles. So it'd add a little extra weight too. Holding them became to awkward though and sort of dangerous for overhead stuff.
    Reply With Quote

  19. #19
    Banned Tyciol's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2004
    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stats: 5'11", 215 lbs
    Posts: 11,693
    BodyPoints: 4085
    Rep Power: 0
    Tyciol has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Tyciol has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Tyciol has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Tyciol has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Tyciol has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Tyciol has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Tyciol has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Tyciol has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Tyciol has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Tyciol has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Tyciol has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Tyciol's BodySpace
    Tyciol is offline
    Tying them together just for doing rows is fine, but that won't work well with iso moves like curls because the rope would rotate around and probably fray over time.

    Don't combine dumbbells for pressing or extensions unless you have a deathwish.

    The only thing about tying 2 dumbbells together for rows (use at least 2 loops on the outer edges) is that you'd need a lot more room to do them and the lower dumbbell might hit the ground at the bottom of the row.
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Similar Threads

  1. Good hand grip machine
    By matrix563 in forum Workout Equipment
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 04-22-2013, 07:58 AM
  2. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 09-03-2011, 01:14 AM
  3. Help with legs...
    By TXJ in forum Teen Bodybuilding
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-26-2010, 01:35 AM
  4. Barbells vs. dumbbells or 1 hand vs 2
    By Deadhead94 in forum Exercises
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-22-2006, 09:52 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout