Weight lifting

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    Jun 17, 2013 8:14 PM GMT
    Hi, I am completely new to weight lifting, thinking about starting in a few weeks and have been collecting as much information as I can. There is just one thing I would like to figure out: I am thinking about buying a set of dumbells going from 20 to 80 lbs so I can do my workouts at home, I plan on bulking (21 years, 5ยด8, 147 lbs) and if I get to my goal then I could keep on a good size or go on a clean bulk, but the question: is 80 lbs too light for bulking as the time passes or should I buy a lot more heavy weight? Any help is welcome.
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    Jun 17, 2013 9:39 PM GMT
    Lift what you can lift. Don't lift what you can't lift.

    "Ego lifting" (lifting too much) will only get you hurt.
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    Jun 17, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidLift what you can lift. Don't lift what you can't lift.

    "Ego lifting" (lifting too much) will only get you hurt.


    Thanks for the advice man; and I am not saying I cannot lift that amount, but that if I should go over 80 pounds to bulk, let's say, til 160-ish lbs.
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    Jun 17, 2013 10:20 PM GMT
    It will take you a long time before 80lb dumbbells are useful to you. However, you will always find a use for the lighter dumbbells even when you are stronger. Dumbbells are a massive pain if you are moving house. I get the feeling one of those versatile resistance machines might be better. There are also good bodyweight exercises for most muscle groups.
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    Jun 18, 2013 1:08 PM GMT
    Ohno saidIt will take you a long time before 80lb dumbbells are useful to you. However, you will always find a use for the lighter dumbbells even when you are stronger. Dumbbells are a massive pain if you are moving house. I get the feeling one of those versatile resistance machines might be better. There are also good bodyweight exercises for most muscle groups.


    I get what you mean, thanks man.