Never exercised before! Anyone know any beginner full body workout routines using only dumbbells (no incline chair) and a power tower?

  • shinghan

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    Jan 26, 2013 6:05 AM GMT
    Hey guys! I've been looking around for some type of circuit training using only dumbbells and a power tower since that's all I have. I've never exercised in my life, but I am somewhat active in jogging. I was hoping to gain muscle mass over the next few months. Anyone got any suggestions?
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    Jan 26, 2013 12:44 PM GMT
    You can get a bench at Sports Authority for round $100.
    http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=15688506&cp=11610348.1170115

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    Jan 26, 2013 12:45 PM GMT
    BTW, I also have dumbbells (rack behind bicycle in profile pic) and a power tower.
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    Jan 26, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    Try looking at the workout programs given here on RJ, sub your DBs for the BBs.
  • Whipmagic

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    Jan 26, 2013 5:41 PM GMT
    If you have never seriously worked out with weights before, I'd suggest you invest in a few sessions with a personal trainer. That will get you jump-started, and he will teach you how to do the movements in a safe and efficient way.
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    Jan 26, 2013 5:41 PM GMT
    P90X would be perfect!
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    Feb 06, 2013 1:29 AM GMT
    Whipmagic saidIf you have never seriously worked out with weights before, I'd suggest you invest in a few sessions with a personal trainer. That will get you jump-started, and he will teach you how to do the movements in a safe and efficient way.


    might not be a bad idea. some people get over zealous and push out heavy weights while swinging their back or arms, or grt so tired at the rnd that they out the weights down in an awkward way. Form is important, just remember that-- get the numbers out of your head(generally speaking). Aim for 5-8 reps, the idea being if you can do more go up in weight - all the while, lifting properly!

    ps: i am aware of the irony behind me saying forget the numbers, then giving you s target number to hit. Haha.

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    Mar 06, 2013 4:27 AM GMT
    shinghan saidHey guys! I've been looking around for some type of circuit training using only dumbbells and a power tower since that's all I have. I've never exercised in my life, but I am somewhat active in jogging. I was hoping to gain muscle mass over the next few months. Anyone got any suggestions?


    Here's a great book that I've been using: Men'sHealth Ultimate Dumbbell Guide by Myatt Murphy. It has tons of exercises and numerous routines using dumbbells. It is well illustrated. However, one significant piece of additional equipment you may wish to invest in is an adjustable bench. With that, dumbbells, and perhaps a floor mat you can do a lot.