Hellooo. Ive decided to buy some dumbells as im at a new college and I will be getting a membership with the gym but I only have2 hours wednesday afternoon and one hour on tuesday and one hour thursday :S Friday is my day off from college and I have no free's on monday. I finish college at 5 to. Im looking atgetting some dumbells just so I can work out at weekends at home. What place would you recomend buying them from? Ide like to buy some dumbells that go upto 25kg maybe 30kg. I can curl 20kg at the moment.
Walmart. The cost of dumbbells have gone up quite a bit. You can't go too wrong with solid steel no matter where you get it from. But I'd compare pricing with a local sports store, see if they will cut you a deal. I could tell you some places in the US, but I bet that's not where you're from. Just be prepared to spend a little money.
Fixed DB's, if your wanting Fixed ones are expensive. Iv had a look around for 30kg n 40kg ones and your looking at £150 plus, so in $ thats gonna be well over $200.
Looks like ima buy a gym membership for the gym up my road instead of going college one. Ile go Friday (me day off) Saturday and monday or tuesday/ wednesday as ile get home for 4 then but 6 on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday. So ile go 4x a week. The reason for not going college gym is they tell you how to do things etc and I dont have many free's anyway.
Personally, I dont like the fixed type (they will do the job of course), just a personal preference. I like the freedom and flexability that "regular" or atypical DB's give. If space "isnt" a problem you could get one of these, and just purchase the additional weight as you need it:
The pic above are my own, and what I use (I have 3 sets of two or 6 total). These are very inexpensive, and are great. The only problem is the damn long collar stems. They can get in the way (and sometimes be irretating).
Or if space is a problem, then do a search online, and locate a "fixed" type that will work within the goal you are after and use them-at least temporarily. If you go the fixed type, you have the problem of progression. You have to buy another dumbell in order to increase weight. But in a "good gym" this isnt a problem as a there are a variety fixed DB's at various weight on the rack.
If you buy the "selectable" type, it eliminates this problem, but they are expensive, and one really needs a set of two (optimally), but one can get the job done dependent on circumstances, with just one.
Last edited by Chillen; Sep. 02/08 at 12:27 PM.
Thanksbud. Its only £15 a month for the gym near me. Im going to get a membership there and go Tuesday night/Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning and saturday morning
Too cool, and now you will personally rule!
Originally Posted by Beaver
What approach on training have you decided on?
And, of course, what have you decided to do with the all-powerful, all-deciding, and all-knowing, diet?
Wish you much success!
I aint got a diet reallybut with having diabeties I am eating alot healthier etc. Such as propper meals with veg etc but I aint having no protein shakes at moment :S
Im 16.9 stone and im just lifting heavy weights but only lifting about 8/15 times in each set.
Fixed Hex dumbells are best. They won't roll, and can't come apart!
Id take adjustable ones. But 30 bucks or so aint bad for a gym membership.
Adjustable ones FTW that way you know you can just get more plates
I think its time to change that, brotha.....do ya think?
Originally Posted by Beaver
Get the diet in "educated" control.
Most importantly be "consistent" in its application, and you win.
Study persons who are successful and ones that are not; two common denominator stand out: Consistency and inconsistency.
Consistency breathes life into a goal.
Inconsistency tears the heart and soul out of a goal. And, do not forget it.
The body doesn't know whether your lifting bricks or rocks for petes sakes.
Pick a pair of dumbbells you are personally comfortable with and can afford, and rock da' heck out.....
I remember when I first started a couple of years back, I was using plastic milk jugs as dumbbells doing things like: Hammer Curls, one handed standing French Tri Press, and with two, I would do the Military Press, Walking Lunges, and various other exercises, until I graduated in buying what I felt I needed.
Using one's wonderful imagination and creativity is a powerful tool to use.
Personally, I like the ones I purchased (and got as gifts), because it "spins" off additional exercises and can prevent additional purchases. For example: If I want to do the "Roll-Out" for the core, all I have to do is slap a pair of 5 pound iron plates on the DB Bar, and ROCK OUT! (with the collars off, of course). No need to buy a stupid ab-wheel, as the flexibility of these seals the deal.
FTW: The ones you like and can afford.
The ultimate personal champion: Consistency in application.
Last edited by Chillen; Sep. 17/08 at 07:39 AM.
I hate adjustable DB's for some reason. Used to have them at home.
I love the fixed weights at the gym, the ones that im used to. Suppose thats why i like them best
Agreed and that's why I like standard (1") dumbbell handles with screw-on collars
Originally Posted by Chillen
Thats the main reason i dont like adjustable DB's, the long colars they just get in the way...
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