Recently I have made a topic where I asked a question whether I could use dumbbells for the Starting Strength workout routine for beginners. Most people have said that a barbell is more optimal.
Is there any beginner workout designed around dumbbells (and a bench)?
06-06-2012, 07:28 AM #1
Dumbell workout routine for beginners?
06-06-2012, 07:59 AM #2
06-06-2012, 08:08 AM #3
It, and every effective routine, is about progressive poundage increases. Do you have a variety of dumbbells or just 1 pair? You can start off by increasing your reps with the same dumbbells, but a month or two down the road you are gonna run out of progress...Stern Crew.
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06-06-2012, 08:43 AM #4
I can add weights to my dumbbells in increments of 2,5 lbs
A dumbbell only workout I found on that site, is the following:
Dumbbell Bench Press
One Arm Dumbbell Row
Standing Dumbbell Curl
Two Arm Seated Dumbbell Extension
Dumbbell Stiff Leg Deadlift
Standing Calf Raise
Dumbbell Side Bends
Dumbbell Floor Press
Standing Hammer Curl
Lying Dumbbell Extension
Lying Floor Leg Raise
Does this look effective to you guys? I have doubts about why a floor press is included, alongside a bench press. I am a beginner and I want to build both strength and mass.
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As has already been stated, you can still do allpro's program, and follow his plan. Any exercise that can be done with a barbell can be adapted to dumbbells.
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I was thinking about changing the situps to crunches too, with weights. Side lateral raises will be good for my shoulders, but perhaps they already get plenty of work with bench press and military press.
On the third day, the floor press is mentioned. I am thinking about changing that to bench press too, because it has more ROM.
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