New to weight lifting, I have a few Q's.

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  1. DaveMustaine

    DaveMustaine White Belt

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    I want to put on maybe 5 or 10 pounds of muscle. If I bought 2 dumbells with adjustable weights, would I be able to target most major muscle groups effectively to increase mass? We have a machine in my house, but my understanding is that machines are usually less effective for functional strength than free weights. Would there be many/any muscles that the dumbells will not be able to help me target? I would go to a gym, but among martial arts, school, and other things, it would be much more convenient if I could lift at home. Any other pointers? Thanks.
     
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    jimmy1 VETERANCHAMP

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    Read the sticky's!

    Then come back if you have more questions
     
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    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    Dumbells good

    Dumbells plus barbell better

    Dumbells plus barbell, powerrack and bench = more fun than you can shake a stick at
     
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    How many pounds of weight do you have with the dumbells? I you have less than 200 you'll have to buy more weight, 200 being bare minimum.

    Do you have a flat bench? If not you'll have to do floor presses.

    Here are the best exercises you can do

    Press
    Floor press
    Neutral grip floor press
    Overhaed Press
    Neutral grip Overhead Press
    DB Push Press
    Bent Press

    Pull
    High Pulls
    Power Clean
    Deadlifts
    Stiff legged Deadlifts
    One arm snatch
    One arm Clean
    One arm Row
    Shrugs
    2 dumbell bent over Row

    Legs (here's the bigger Problem)
    Lunges
    Step ups
    Deadlifts
     
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    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    Nice list but legs no problem = pistols!
     
  6. DaveMustaine

    DaveMustaine White Belt

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    No flat bench (might be able to find a makeshift one, or I might buy one later) and I haven't bought the dumbells yet. I wanted to know if it would be a good idea before I did it. So pretty much I should be good to go with enough weights? Thanks guys.
     
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    Merk ******* *******

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    Eat like a motherfucker, Do a lot of curls with the dumb bells, shoulder presses and weighted squats.

    Should be good to go within a few months.
     
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    I saw you and the rest of Megadeath at the Jones Beach Theartre over the summer. Great show Dave, Good Morning Black Friday was awesome.
     
  9. Sherddog

    Sherddog Guest

    Yeah no rack is a problem, im in the same exact situation as you, i have dumbells and a barbel, withh 200 lbs in plates, i also got a mashine for the pulldowns, only problem i have is legs, you should be able to get everything done, the major workout dont need to much, deadlift you need a bar and a bench would be usefull,

    also wtf are pistols spficllay refering to leg workouts, i google it and all i get is gun shit.
     
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    Sherddog Guest

    /\/\/\ thanks man i appreciate it
     
  12. DaveMustaine

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    Were you the guy with the black hat? I think I remember you...?
     
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    For legs, surely you can also work hack squats, front squats and overhead squats
     
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    ALternating jumping lunges are a killer.
     
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    They are the reason my leg muscles hate Bas Rutten
     

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