Dumbbells for starters?

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Jun 29, 2014 2:20pm
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I've seen some very nice workouts with dumbbells here and I really want to try them out! But I've never worked with dumbbells before. I want to train my back and train my arms but don't want to look like she-hulk after a few weeks with what weights should I start? 2kg? More? Less? And please consider, I'm not very strong yet . Really looking forward to your answers!!

30 Jun
Trust me you won't look like a she-hulk. Try a routine with the 2kg weights, and if it is too easy then move to heavier weights.
30 Jun
Thank you! I will try it out :)
30 Jun
I started out with 8 pounds on each arm now I do 20 on each.
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9 Posts
Jun 30, 2014 6:50am

Good question!

Even I want to know more about using the appropriate weights while doing dumb bell exercises.

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Jun 30, 2014 9:32am
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From what I read on website, it stated that 3.5 kg to 7 is appropriate for beginner (I started out with 7 kg and I really got trouble with full body workout) (Strength Train),  but after the fourth trial I was able to executed all workout perfectly.  Basically it got easier each time you do it.

30 Jun
Awesome! Thank you very much. :) Dumb question: do you use 5 kg on each arm or overall?
30 Jun
I meant 7 xD
30 Jun
Well it really depend on excercise, some will require 2 dumbbells and other requires only a single dumbbell. It got easier over time xD. (Both of my dumbbells are 7 kg)
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Jun 30, 2014 9:41am
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Thanks! Starting with 5kgs.

08 Jul
Hello Shashi. Did you find good workouts with dumbbells? Mine finally arrived today. Now getting started :D
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9 Posts
Jun 30, 2014 11:45am
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5kgs on each arm.

30 Jun
Just ordered 2 kg dumbbells via Amazon xD let's get started :D
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Jun 30, 2014 1:48pm
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Starting weights are different for everyone. You probably will use different dumbells for different exercises.

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Jul 8, 2014 1:27pm
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Yes I tried doing Dumbbell Greatness twice with 5kgs each arm. Turns out the workout is NOT 'moderate' level even if they say so. Lower back and hamstrings r sore. Going to give Weight Training 101 a shot.you can try either of these and let me know.

08 Jul
I definitely will try them and let you know. Thank you :)
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Jul 8, 2014 4:01pm
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Sooo... Did weight training 101with 2 kg each. It was really nice as first dumbbell workout. Not to easy but also not to tough. Though I will feel my arms tomorrow. next time I will try dumbbell greatness

08 Jul
Yes I feel weight training would be easier compared to dumbbell greatness. All d best!
08 Jul
Thank you. You too :D
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Jul 12, 2014 6:13am
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I totally recommend dumbbells especially for beginners. I would use a weight that allow you to get 12 to 15 repetitions, per set for about 4 to 5 sets

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