My Kung Fu teacher (who lifts weights whenever he can, that is, once he's recovered) told me that once you can do three sets of ten reps easily, increase your weight. So that should work, it's working for me.
hmmm... now i actually wanna buy some heavier ones....
you guys know about how much weight you need in dumbells to work the chest?
Maybe a formula like each one is 1/3rd of your bench or something?
if someone knows their max's for both that would rock.... cuz i dont wanna buy like every size there is...
Get the adjustable ones. It varies from 2.2-3 depending on the level of specialization, assuming you are benching less than 300lb.
Personally, I try to use dumbells whenever grip is not an issue. So not on deadlifts, hack squats, etc.
actually the two pictures is over a one month span. I didn't have a before picture of 4 months prior when i was 25lbs fatter. i lost 25lbs in 3 months then said damn im getting too skinny and decided to start hitting the weights. I didn't have time to get to a gym cuz i was working two jobs so i bought some dumbells, but i have 50's down to 20's. and i got my ass to work.
The thing about dumbells is that you can't handle as much weight as you can with barbells. I bench 225lb, but I sure as hell could never bench two 110lb dumbells! So when you're using the barbell, you're stimulating large muscle groups more because of the greater weight.