Buying Dumbells for random home exercises? Good idea?

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  1. BeRGLeZ

    BeRGLeZ Ramenbowl

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    Well.. I'm thinking of getting some dumbells just to do short, random workouts that don't really warrant me going all the way to the gym.
    I'm thinking I could do some rotator cuff work and implement Tabata (?) thrusters into my weekly training, just as a cardio kind of resistance training.. or even a version of the grapplers workout (ala Randy Couture's program). I've heard good things about Tabata thrusters, and I'd feel pretty weird doing them in the gym.

    The benefit would be that I could just do them whenever I feel like it in my own home I guess. Dumbells take up relatively little space, so I can easily hide them away in my apartment too.

    Plus, I could do curls :icon_twis:rolleyes:

    What are your thoughts on this Sherdog S&P pplz? Would it be a waste of money?? - I can order a 100KG (220lbs) Dumbell weight set for $280 AUS including delivery.


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  2. oxcart

    oxcart Ambαssαdor of kwan

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    Jeeeeezuz. That's a biiiiig dumbell set.
     
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    BeRGLeZ Ramenbowl

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    Hmmm so do you think it's worth it to get some? I could get lighter.
     
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    How many pairs of dumbbells add up to the 100kg?
     
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  6. BeRGLeZ

    BeRGLeZ Ramenbowl

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    Well.. I go to the gym 3 or so times a week, so I'm wondering if this is a valuable investment..

    2 dumbells = 100kg.
     
  7. vince89

    vince89 Banned Banned

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    100kg for a cardio workout? lol
     
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    ChaseT. Banned Banned

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    Are they adjustable? How many thrusters do you think you can do with 50kg dumbbells?
     
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    BeRGLeZ Ramenbowl

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    LOL they are adjustable.
    That's my question .. would 100kg be worth it, too much, what?
    Whilst only a light weight would be needed for thrusters, I thought that maybe it's worth it to get the extra poundage to do other exercises.
     
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    100kg worth of adjustable dumbbells for that price is a good deal provided that you actually use them.
     
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    vince89 Banned Banned

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    Well whats the point in buying 100kg of weight when you have a gym membership?
     
  12. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der Übermensch

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    I think it'd be worth it. You can do pistols, 1 arm rows, snatches, swings, etc.
     
  13. blakethemus

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    $280 is a bit much if you alrerady pay for gym membership.

    Just stalk ebay a bit and find something cheap.
     
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    ahab Eater of small villages.

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    I have had a pair of these for years.
     
  15. hunto

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    Get some kettlebells.
     
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    ChaseT. Banned Banned

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    Good idea. Spend more money on fixed weight objects that don't allow progression.
     
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    Laugh
     
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