The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Dumbbell Workout Routine

    Sup everyone,

    New here, and kinda new to lifting, so I apologize for anything I do in the future ;0 lol

    Anywhoooo

    I just got a 40 lb dumbbell set for 20 bux at Wal-mart, FANCY right?!??! hahaha. Well I want to do some hardcore strength training and work out my entire upper body. I wouldn't mind getting bigger as well, but I just assume that comes with lifting, as I'm fairly skinny already.

    So with that being said, whats the best workout routine I can use to acquire this and using only dumbbells? I'm pumped to do this, so I'm not afraid to workout a-lot if that makes the routine and results any better. So if I can look like this guy I will be happy

    Thanks in advanced, and have a good afternoon

    Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onkyo View Post
    Sup everyone,

    New here, and kinda new to lifting, so I apologize for anything I do in the future ;0 lol

    Anywhoooo

    I just got a 40 lb dumbbell set for 20 bux at Wal-mart, FANCY right?!??! hahaha. Well I want to do some hardcore strength training and work out my entire upper body. I wouldn't mind getting bigger as well, but I just assume that comes with lifting, as I'm fairly skinny already.

    So with that being said, whats the best workout routine I can use to acquire this and using only dumbbells? I'm pumped to do this, so I'm not afraid to workout a-lot if that makes the routine and results any better. So if I can look like this guy I will be happy

    Thanks in advanced, and have a good afternoon

    Jake
    You are going to need more weight in about 2 weeks.

    Do a google search on how to do dumbbell (DB) squats, lunges, bench & overhead Presses, one armed snatches, rows, raises, swings.

    Each day pick 1 lift each of a leg, push, and a pull. Work out 3x per week with at least 1 day of rest between workouts.

    For each exercise shoot for 3x5-8 sets/reps. If you can hit 3x8 across, grab a heavier set.

    This is a very short term workout. In about 2-6 weeks you will need heavier dumbbells or a barbell and some plates.

    If you are serious about getting strong you need to lift heavy barbells eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighwood View Post
    You are going to need more weight in about 2 weeks.

    Do a google search on how to do dumbbell (DB) squats, lunges, bench & overhead Presses, one armed snatches, rows, raises, swings.

    Each day pick 1 lift each of a leg, push, and a pull. Work out 3x per week with at least 1 day of rest between workouts.

    For each exercise shoot for 3x5-8 sets/reps. If you can hit 3x8 across, grab a heavier set.

    This is a very short term workout. In about 2-6 weeks you will need heavier dumbbells or a barbell and some plates.

    If you are serious about getting strong you need to lift heavy barbells eventually.
    Solid advice! Also Onkyo, the biggest key to getting bigger and stronger, along with working out, is eating better. So make sure your getting a ton of meat in your diet if you want to put on the muscle. Goodluck.
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    i think their are gyms that cost $10-25 a month i would seriously condsidering just joining one before spending any more on dumbells

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skalami View Post
    i think their are gyms that cost $10-25 a month i would seriously condsidering just joining one before spending any more on dumbells
    Second that.
    My 10 week cut results

    "Sweat in training so you don't bleed in battle."

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    Wow thanks for all responses and quick replies. ....yesss finally got to use that smiley

    Thanks for the workouts to do with db's I'll check those out after this. Once I land a job, I was thinking about buying a used bench set, but after reading about the post mentioning the gym membership...made me remember about the workout place near my house for 15 a month, Ill just have to force myself to get over the wierdness of working out by myself in front of people haha. I've eating pretty ****ty things my entire life, but I've recently started to make some changes.


    Thanks again

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    One thing to remember is that nobody else actually cares what you do in the gym. Never be self conscious about being in the gym,you are improving your life.
    "The deadlift is more functional in that itís very hard to imagine a more useful application of strength than picking heavy *h*t up off the ground" Rip

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny99 View Post
    One thing to remember is that nobody else actually cares what you do in the gym. Never be self conscious about being in the gym,you are improving your life.
    Not true ... just go do those curls in the squat rack and you will find out if they care.

    Onkyo people at the gym if they notice you at all, a lot of times will offer help and that can be very valuable. Lift to improve not to impress and you will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMedley View Post
    Not true ... just go do those curls in the squat rack and you will find out if they care.

    Onkyo people at the gym if they notice you at all, a lot of times will offer help and that can be very valuable. Lift to improve not to impress and you will be fine.
    You know DMedley your right except that only 2 or 3 people at "most"
    gyms will even know your not supposed to curl in the squat rack.

    Onkyo D is right though. There are a lot of very friendly people at the gym and just about everybody there is trying to improve just like you!
    "The deadlift is more functional in that itís very hard to imagine a more useful application of strength than picking heavy *h*t up off the ground" Rip

    Max 3x5 Goal 3x5 by 12/31/11 *1X5
    Bench (245) (275) 285x1x1 335
    Dead (385)* (445) 435x1x1 505
    Squat (320) (355) 355X1X1 405
    Squat (195) (275) 20 Reppers!
    (950) (1075) 1075 1245 Goals (Not including 20 reps)
    5'10" 288Lbs 02/01/2011 Goal Weight 230 On my way back from a Break!

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    1- Quality olymic sized plate-$45.00

    A gym membership and good advice-priceless.
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    Get a gym membbership like everone here has said. Then go over to some of the staples find Starting strength. And start off with that. When you gain alot of strength, and wisdom of the gym you can make your own ruitnee. Good Luck and be safe and remember if you need help find a guy at the gym who knows what hes doing and just ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny99 View Post
    You know DMedley your right except that only 2 or 3 people at "most"
    gyms will even know your not supposed to curl in the squat rack.
    I stand corrected. At my gym everyone uses the smith machine for squats.

    I was thinking if anyone from this site seen him at the gym ... then we would all know it.

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    Yeah most of the big guys there will be so into their routine they dont notice anything at all except the opposite sex... and only when not lifting. When i was first starting out the roving group of teens would intimidate me (i was a teenager at the time) some stronger then me some not, but honestly they rarely come consistently and theyre not their to pick on kids as much to look at girls and bs with their friends.

    But once you get over that then its just getting into your routine. Just go there and focus on the workouts you want to do and how you'll do em correctly... use a weight that is easy for you... you'll get a lot more out of it (and a lot more respect from anyone that is paying attention) if you show the weight lifting intelligence to focus on the movement and not much how much weight is there. In the beginning exhaust yourself on higher reps not higher weight.

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