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  • #16
    Using only dumbells will really short change your ability to get stronger, but it's a start. You can still do, squat, dead lift, bench press, overhead press, sumo squats, renegade rows, dumbbell rows, just to name a few decent ones.
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    • #17
      Thanks! how about strong lifts?

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      • #18
        StrongLifts has a iPhone app also, very handy for recording your progress.

        My only other recommendation is to study proper form of the basic lifts, especially dead lift. Cannot emphasize that enough. It will save your back!

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        • #19
          How big are these dumbbells?
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Coach Palfrey View Post
            How big are these dumbbells?
            I'm assuming since he doesn't have gym access that it's 50 lbs tops.
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            Small Kine-168/9%
            Now- 200/8%
            Goal- 210/6%

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            • #21
              where can i find this dvd

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              • #22
                ha...20lbs is all i can afford

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                • #23
                  20lb

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                  • #24
                    20lb dumbbells will not make a heavy lifting program I'm afraid, even at your weight of 135. You're better off focusing on some bodyweight work (in which you can develop great strength) or working out a free heavy option like a sandbag or something similar.
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                    • #25
                      Hory Clap, yeah 20 lbs ain't going to get the job done. Like Coach said, just stick with body weights then. 20lbs is a warm up weight.

                      Second the sandbag idea, much better use of your money. I was using buckets and bottle filled with cement for a while there, serious ghetto lifting.
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                      Small Kine-168/9%
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                      Goal- 210/6%

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                      • #26
                        How about THE PRISON WORKOUT mark posted those seem pretty good? and also i plan on buying a 100lb barbell which i can add those weights to the dumbbells which will be 70lbs per dumbbell...better?
                        Last edited by Brolic Prim; 06-22-2012, 10:52 PM.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Brolic Prim View Post
                          How about THE PRISON WORKOUT mark posted those seem pretty good? and also i plan on buying a 100lb barbell which i can add those weights to the dumbbells which will be 70lbs per dumbbell...better?
                          Not for strength. While I do like the prison workout idea for muscular endurance, it's definitely not for strength.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by EvRevFit View Post
                            Not for strength. While I do like the prison workout idea for muscular endurance, it's definitely not for strength.
                            the dumbbells not for strength also and what is your take on starting strength... for strength? lol real question!

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Brolic Prim View Post
                              the dumbbells not for strength also and what is your take on starting strength... for strength? lol real question!
                              SS is a good place to...well...start. Personally I'm a bigger proponent of StrongLifts and Brooks Kubik's Dinosaur Training though.
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