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Old 01-08-2013, 03:29 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I'd really, really appreciate some help or advice!
Baaasically, ordered myself some dumbells as I'm switching from resistance to free weights. My focus is on upper body, and I'm ignoring lower back (not sure if good idea?) and legs.
I really don't want to use more equipment/go to the gym because 1. I don't see the point 2. I don't have the money.. Would dumbbells be enough for upper body muscle gain?

I plan to exercise every 2-3 days, 2 exercises per muscle group, 8-12 reps, 3x sets each. I'm trying to eat more protein, but there's only so much I can stuff in my face..

Does anyone have a good guide or site that worked for them?
Would you recommend I do more sets/exercises/different exercises?

...Also, what's the point of an incline bench..?
Many thanks!!
Saarik
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:02 AM   #2
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anyone?
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:15 AM   #3
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Hi bluebanana,

Interesting nickname. Anyway, to answer your question, i would recommend that you work out all the big core muscle groups and that would include your back and thighs.

I find the bench press an effective method to build chest muscles. Including it as part of your training routine will definitely help you see results. I would recommend the following program to gain muscles fast.

Session 1: squats, bench press, deadlift, biceps curl, triceps kickback, calf raises. Aim for 6-8 rep maxes. Do 5 sets of each.

Session 2: squats, military press, row, lateral raise, leg extension, hamstring curl. Do 6-8 rep max and 5 sets of each.

Session 3: squats, bench press, deadlift, weighed back extensions, weighted leg raises, calf raises. Do 2-3 sets of each, 6-8 rep max.

Include 2 days of non-weight training in between like swimming, cardio, cycling etc.

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Hey all,

I'd really, really appreciate some help or advice!
Baaasically, ordered myself some dumbells as I'm switching from resistance to free weights. My focus is on upper body, and I'm ignoring lower back (not sure if good idea?) and legs.
I really don't want to use more equipment/go to the gym because 1. I don't see the point 2. I don't have the money.. Would dumbbells be enough for upper body muscle gain?

I plan to exercise every 2-3 days, 2 exercises per muscle group, 8-12 reps, 3x sets each. I'm trying to eat more protein, but there's only so much I can stuff in my face..

Does anyone have a good guide or site that worked for them?
Would you recommend I do more sets/exercises/different exercises?

...Also, what's the point of an incline bench..?
Many thanks!!
Saarik
Hi Blue Banana, first of all you should know the importance of doing the exercise of the whole body not only the upper body just to show off your arms and chest.

Our muscles in the body is inter connected and each has a purpose.

I can talk to you for the whole day just to tell you the importance of working out your whole body including legs and lower back.

I just give you also some advice.

In every thing you do like you planning to build some muscles.
You have to invest in something, like time and money.

You cannot build muscles if you do not invest something. even in dumbells. In order to increase your muscle. you have to increase the weight you are lifting. because muscle adopts in what you are lifting. it wont grow if your muscle already adopts on the same weight you need to shock it again by giving your muscle a different kind of weight.

The point of incline bench is, it hits the upper pectoral muscles.

if you are just a beginner you can just do bench press or dumbell press.

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