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post Nov 1 2010, 09:14 PM


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Hi guys do any of you know where can I get a pullup bar?I'm just starting to do pullups,and the bars at my playground is freaking dirty mad.gif I wanna get one that I can use at home,do any of you know where I can get?Carrefour,Tesco,or Giant perhaps?

And,is there anything that can replace dumbbells?I think there's this bag which is filled with sand which can substitute the dumbbells right?

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post Nov 1 2010, 10:11 PM


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Giant selling their 10kg dumbell for RM99. If you want a cheap dumbell, can buy those empty one where you can either fill in water or sand.

I'm pretty sure you can find your equipment in any fitness centre in Pyramid, Mid Valley, KLCC and etc. I bought my bench press and dumbell at Pyramid.
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post Nov 1 2010, 10:20 PM


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QUOTE(night @ Nov 1 2010, 10:11 PM)
Giant selling their 10kg dumbell for RM99. If you want a cheap dumbell, can buy those empty one where you can either fill in water or sand.

I'm pretty sure you can find your equipment in any fitness centre in Pyramid, Mid Valley, KLCC and etc. I bought my bench press and dumbell at Pyramid.
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Ah,wow,RM99,that's pretty expensive,how much are those empty ones?And how are u supposed to fill in water and sand in it?Sorry,I've never seen it before,wht's the name of this thing?So I can search in Google smile.gif
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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 1 2010, 10:20 PM)
Ah,wow,RM99,that's pretty expensive,how much are those empty ones?And how are u supposed to fill in water and sand in it?Sorry,I've never seen it before,wht's the name of this thing?So I can search in Google  smile.gif
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It looks something like this where there's a hole for you to fill in those water or sand.
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If I were you, I'll go for dumbell like the one below. You're able to really build muscle with the dumbell. Besides that, you're able to add more weights instead of buying a whole new set. That save you lots of money in the long run.
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The sand filled dumbell is practically useless. You're get used with the weight very quickly. If you're serious in building muscle, get the one I recommended. And so far RM99 is the cheapest I've seen. This price is referring to the metal one. I'm pretty sure there's other cheaper one outside. You just have to find harder. The refillable dumbell will cost you around RM20-RM30.

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post Nov 1 2010, 10:59 PM


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QUOTE(night @ Nov 1 2010, 10:38 PM)
It looks something like this where there's a hole for you to fill in those water or sand.
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If I were you, I'll go for dumbell like the one below. You're able to really build muscle with the dumbell. Besides that, you're able to add more weights instead of buying a whole new set. That save you lots of money in the long run.
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The sand filled dumbell is practically useless. You're get used with the weight very quickly. If you're serious in building muscle, get the one I recommended. And so far RM99 is the cheapest I've seen. This price is referring to the metal one. I'm pretty sure there's other cheaper one outside. You just have to find harder. The refillable dumbell will cost you around RM20-RM30.
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Wow,thx,just the info i needed.

Btw yea just by looking at it,I oso feel that that refillable dumbbell got not much use,cos what if u want it to be heavier?Seems to me like as if it can only be filled to a certain extent..and how would u know how much water or sand u need to make it a certain kg? hmm.gif

Ann that metal dumbbell,what's their minimum weight?I know those 1-5KG are those plastic ones,but do those metal ones comes in those weight too?Or only 10KG and above?
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post Nov 1 2010, 11:39 PM


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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 1 2010, 10:59 PM)
Wow,thx,just the info i needed.

Btw yea just by looking at it,I oso feel that that refillable dumbbell got not much use,cos what if u want it to be heavier?Seems to me like as if it can only be filled to a certain extent..and how would u know how much water or sand u need to make it a certain kg?  hmm.gif

Ann that metal dumbbell,what's their minimum weight?I know those 1-5KG are those plastic ones,but do those metal ones comes in those weight too?Or only 10KG and above?
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I've seen two different type of weight so far. The first one is made of metal and those metal are exposed. The second one would be made of metal as well but they had a layer of rubber protecting the metal. In a way that you're able to protect your beautiful marble floor from being scratch and damaged by the dumbell. I bought my dumbell with a layer of rubber at about RM123 at Pyramid for one set.

So far, the min weight I've seen for both type are 0.5kg. I think those weights can go up to 5 or 10kg. Not to sure about that. The one I purchase comes with 6 weight for me to play along per set. It comes with 2 x 2.5kg + 2 x 1.25kg + 2 x 0.5kg. The handle itself do carry some weight so the total would make up to 10kg per set.

Forget about the filled type dumbell. It's practically useless if you're serious in building muscles.
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if im not mistaken, i bought my dumbell set from jusco/carrefour(cant remember) for about RM70 for 10kgs.
i think that's bloody cheap, since its solid iron, and you can use it for the rest of your life. and it does wonders to your body too.
investment, bro.

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post Nov 2 2010, 09:49 AM


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QUOTE(night @ Nov 1 2010, 11:39 PM)
I've seen two different type of weight so far. The first one is made of metal and those metal are exposed. The second one would be made of metal as well but they had a layer of rubber protecting the metal. In a way that you're able to protect your beautiful marble floor from being scratch and damaged by the dumbell. I bought my dumbell with a layer of rubber at about RM123 at Pyramid for one set.

So far, the min weight I've seen for both type are 0.5kg. I think those weights can go up to 5 or 10kg. Not to sure about that. The one I purchase comes with 6 weight for me to play along per set. It comes with 2 x 2.5kg + 2 x 1.25kg + 2 x 0.5kg. The handle itself do carry some weight so the total would make up to 10kg per set.

Forget about the filled type dumbell. It's practically useless if you're serious in building muscles.
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Oh allright,thx smile.gif Maybe I shall look out for those metal with the layer of rubber,I also do not want my floor from getting scratched smile.gif Oh,so u can change the weights right?So the min weight is 0.5..that's good,cos I started with 1 KG,now doing 2 KG,so I plan to increase gradually thumbup.gif

Btw,do these metals rust?

QUOTE(SilentSerpent @ Nov 2 2010, 01:11 AM)
if im not mistaken, i bought my dumbell set from jusco/carrefour(cant remember) for about RM70 for 10kgs.
i think that's bloody cheap, since its solid iron, and you can use it for the rest of your life. and it does wonders to your body too.
investment, bro.

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Ah,that's cheap too,those sets that u bought,the weights can be changed too?
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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 2 2010, 09:49 AM)
Oh allright,thx  smile.gif Maybe I shall look out for those metal with the layer of rubber,I also do not want my floor from getting scratched  smile.gif Oh,so u can change the weights right?So the min weight is 0.5..that's good,cos I started with 1 KG,now doing 2 KG,so I plan to increase gradually  thumbup.gif

Btw,do these metals rust?
Ah,that's cheap too,those sets that u bought,the weights can be changed too?
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Is not only metal. If I'm not mistaken, the metal piece had a layer of spray. If you have a layer of rubber, you need not worry about your dumbell getting rusted. Anyway, just avoid washing your dumbell. If you must, then ensure your dumbell is dry at all time. And yeah. You're able to change and play around with those weights. My arm is already used with 10kg. Right now slowly buying additional weights to make my dumbell heavier. In the long term, you'll save alot bro.

And RM70 is the cheapest I've heard. But do remember that bare metal and those with rubber are priced differently. It'll cost more if you want a layer of rubber. Just double check just to be safe.
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post Nov 2 2010, 11:13 AM


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QUOTE(night @ Nov 1 2010, 10:38 PM)
It looks something like this where there's a hole for you to fill in those water or sand.
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U sure this thing's being sold locally ? I've never seen this at any fitness store locally, at least in KL, & I frequent quite a number of them, almost weekly.


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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 1 2010, 10:20 PM)
Ah,wow,RM99,that's pretty expensive,how much are those empty ones?And how are u supposed to fill in water and sand in it?Sorry,I've never seen it before,wht's the name of this thing?So I can search in Google  smile.gif
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U can wait for one of those hypermarkets to have discounts on those dumbbells la. If U go to specialty fitness store (Fitness Concept, Aibi, Weider, Dynamex, Kettler) I doubt U can find any dumbbells for less than RM70-80, except for those plastic fixed weight dumbbells.

There are a variety of pullup bars on sale locally now. The cheapest one would be the ones U fix on the door frames, the ones that is just an adjustable straight bar with plastic coated ends. Hypermarkets also got those. For more variable position bar, U might wanna check those in fitness stores, there's also somebody selling it in the forum, check out Trade zone.


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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 2 2010, 09:49 AM)
Btw,do these metals rust?
The weight plates are coated in paint, so chances are, they won't rust. But the bars itself, although chrome plated, will have a higher chance of corroding, especially at the part where U screw in the clips. The rubber coated ones won't rust la. Also, if U wanna add in weight plates later, check out the weights sold at fitness stores. I've seen weight plates at Fitness Concept selling at a slightly cheaper price than Carrefour... & U get a better brand la.. Maxx.

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QUOTE(tenno @ Nov 2 2010, 11:13 AM)
U sure this thing's being sold locally ? I've never seen this at any fitness store locally, at least in KL, & I frequent quite a number of them, almost weekly.
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I have personally seen on of this before. Even had the chance to touch and play around with it. You can't buy those at any fitness store. I saw one shop selling Japanese stuff had those in their store. Price is about RM20-30. Is at Klang btw.
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Ah,ok,now I dun think I want to buy that refillable dumbbell or that fixed weight dumbbell either,becos if I buy the fixed-weight dumbbell,then when I get used to it,need to buy a new pair again,waste money,might as well buy the adjustable dumbbell and add in more weights later smile.gif

So where u guys suggest me to get those?Do u think it's ok to get from hypermarkets like Carrefour,Tesco etc. or better go buy at fitness stores?And actually bare metal is also ok right?Just that it may scratch the floor when dropped

About the pullup bar,I don't have a wide enough doorframe to mount it on,so there is this type of pullup bar which is straight and stick to the wall,am i right?Is it stable enough?
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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 2 2010, 12:52 PM)
Ah,ok,now I dun think I want to buy that refillable dumbbell or that fixed weight dumbbell either,becos if I buy the fixed-weight dumbbell,then when I get used to it,need to buy a new pair again,waste money,might as well buy the adjustable dumbbell and add in more weights later  smile.gif

So where u guys suggest me to get those?Do u think it's ok to get from hypermarkets like Carrefour,Tesco etc. or better go buy at fitness stores?And actually bare metal is also ok right?Just that it may scratch the floor when dropped

About the pullup bar,I don't have a wide enough doorframe to mount it on,so there is this type of pullup bar which is straight and stick to the wall,am i right?Is it stable enough?
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If you want to save cost, you can get the metal one and buy a rubber mat to be place on the floor. If possible, get those that is coated wtih a layer of rubber. I don't think the RM70 dumbell had a layer of rubber. Actually hypermarkets dumbell are not too bad. You should check them out yourself.

Since you don't have a wide door frame, I would suggest you getting this wall mount pull up bar if you don't mind drilling a hole on your wall.

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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 2 2010, 12:52 PM)
Ah,ok,now I dun think I want to buy that refillable dumbbell or that fixed weight dumbbell either,becos if I buy the fixed-weight dumbbell,then when I get used to it,need to buy a new pair again,waste money,might as well buy the adjustable dumbbell and add in more weights later  smile.gif
Start with a cheap, adjustable one. U can add weight plates later.

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About the pullup bar,I don't have a wide enough doorframe to mount it on,so there is this type of pullup bar which is straight and stick to the wall,am i right?Is it stable enough?
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U sure about this ? Most door frames are about the same size. The pullup bar I have adjusts from minimum 60 cm (2 feet) to about 110 cm.


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Hmm... I guess U've seen this locally too huh ? At hardware store maybe ?

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QUOTE(tenno @ Nov 2 2010, 02:24 PM)
Start with a cheap, adjustable one. U can add weight plates later.
U sure about this ? Most door frames are about the same size. The pullup bar I have adjusts from minimum 60 cm (2 feet) to about 110 cm.


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Hmm... I guess U've seen this locally too huh ? At hardware store maybe ?
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I've not seen this selling at any fitness shop before but I've heard from other forummers stating that they get theirs locally made from those shop that fabricate metals. Then they'll get those rubber tape just like those found on badmintion racquet and tape them on the bar. Works just well.
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QUOTE(night @ Nov 2 2010, 01:58 PM)
If you want to save cost, you can get the metal one and buy a rubber mat to be place on the floor. If possible, get those that is coated wtih a layer of rubber. I don't think the RM70 dumbell had a layer of rubber. Actually hypermarkets dumbell are not too bad. You should check them out yourself.

Since you don't have a wide door frame, I would suggest you getting this wall mount pull up bar if you don't mind drilling a hole on your wall.

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Oh,wow,these kind of pullbar blink.gif I don't think I'm allowed to drill holes in my wall though sweat.gif Are there no pullup bars that u can just stick to the wall?

And yea,maybe this week I will go check out the dumbbells in Carrefour maybe smile.gif I think their dumbbells come in some kind of hard bag right?I mean like those suitcase bag style laugh.gif


QUOTE(tenno @ Nov 2 2010, 02:24 PM)
Start with a cheap, adjustable one. U can add weight plates later.
U sure about this ? Most door frames are about the same size. The pullup bar I have adjusts from minimum 60 cm (2 feet) to about 110 cm.


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Hmm... I guess U've seen this locally too huh ? At hardware store maybe ?
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Yea my doorframe is quite narrow,dun think there's enough space..I wonder if there is a pullup bar which u can just stick to the wall..
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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 2 2010, 03:28 PM)
And yea,maybe this week I will go check out the dumbbells in Carrefour maybe  smile.gif I think their dumbbells come in some kind of hard bag right?I mean like those suitcase bag style  laugh.gif
Nope.. the cheap ones comes in normal cardboard boxes only...
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QUOTE(tenno @ Nov 2 2010, 04:07 PM)
Nope.. the cheap ones comes in normal cardboard boxes only...
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Oh,ok,I dun care much about the packaging anyway,long as it serves the purpose thumbup.gif

So,usually,these metal dumbbells starts with how many KG's?I remember seeing that they start at 10KG,then u add on if u want,that's quite heavy for me,I'm starting at 1KG now only blush.gif So I want to increase to 3 KG maybe,I dun want to buy those fixed-weights wan,becos probably I will get used to them after a while,yea,I'm trying to build muscles now flex.gif laugh.gif
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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 2 2010, 04:12 PM)
Oh,ok,I dun care much about the packaging anyway,long as it serves the purpose  thumbup.gif

So,usually,these metal dumbbells starts with how many KG's?I remember seeing that they start at 10KG,then u add on if u want,that's quite heavy for me,I'm starting at 1KG now only  blush.gif So I want to increase to 3 KG maybe,I dun want to buy those fixed-weights wan,becos probably I will get used to them after a while,yea,I'm trying to build muscles now  flex.gif  laugh.gif
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the dumbell i am using, the holder + lock is about 500g-1kg.. i start up with 5kg lol...

Just wanted to get liftup bar install in my home.. but how? i am very scared that it will collapsed.. i'm about 6x-7x kg.
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QUOTE(Darkripper @ Nov 2 2010, 04:20 PM)
the dumbell i am using, the holder + lock is about 500g-1kg.. i start up with 5kg lol...

Just wanted to get liftup bar install in my home.. but how? i am very scared that it will collapsed.. i'm about 6x-7x kg.
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Haha,bout ur liftup bar,let the pros answer that smile.gif

Btw,u got any pics of your dumbbell? biggrin.gif Where u bought from?
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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 2 2010, 09:49 AM)

Btw,do these metals rust?
Ah,that's cheap too,those sets that u bought,the weights can be changed too?
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i don't think they rust. they are stainless steel.
my dumbell has been around for more than 5 years and it's still ok.
and yeah, the weights are adjustable.
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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 2 2010, 04:12 PM)
Oh,ok,I dun care much about the packaging anyway,long as it serves the purpose  thumbup.gif

So,usually,these metal dumbbells starts with how many KG's?I remember seeing that they start at 10KG,then u add on if u want,that's quite heavy for me,I'm starting at 1KG now only  blush.gif So I want to increase to 3 KG maybe,I dun want to buy those fixed-weights wan,becos probably I will get used to them after a while,yea,I'm trying to build muscles now  flex.gif  laugh.gif
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Normally it starts at 10kg.


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the dumbell i am using, the holder + lock is about 500g-1kg.. i start up with 5kg lol...

Just wanted to get liftup bar install in my home.. but how? i am very scared that it will collapsed.. i'm about 6x-7x kg.
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I've been using the door frame pull up bar for a while now. I used to weigh like 90+ & now at 83-84kg, no prob with those bars, even the adjustable ones. Just make sure U follow all instructions fixing it.


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i don't think they rust. they are stainless steel.
my dumbell has been around for more than 5 years and it's still ok.
and yeah, the weights are adjustable.
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I dun thing they use stainless steel, it would cost a fortune it they did. It's the coating that prevents it from rusting.

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QUOTE(tenno @ Nov 2 2010, 07:27 PM)
Normally it starts at 10kg.


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I've been using the door frame pull up bar for a while now. I used to weigh like 90+ & now at 83-84kg, no prob with those bars, even the adjustable ones. Just make sure U follow all instructions fixing it.


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I dun thing they use stainless steel, it would cost a fortune it they did. It's the coating that prevents it from rusting.
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Oh damn,10 KG?I'm not lifting that heavy yet,now I'm at 2 KG,gonna try 3 or 4 KG,dun want to straight jump to 10 KG,that's bad sad.gif It doesn't start at a lighter weight?Or maybe can change the weight plates to lighter ones?

But the problem about the pullup bar is,my doorway frame seriously have no space to mount it,and I can't drill holes in my wall,so I am wondering if there is any pullup bar which u can just stick to the wall smile.gif
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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 2 2010, 04:36 PM)
Haha,bout ur liftup bar,let the pros answer that  smile.gif

Btw,u got any pics of your dumbbell?  biggrin.gif Where u bought from?
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The picture is exactly same as previously posted 1... the changable 1... i donno where my bro bought lol... he saw me like it, so he just gave it to me

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QUOTE(Darkripper @ Nov 2 2010, 09:16 PM)
The picture is exactly same as previously posted 1... the changable 1... i donno where my bro bought lol... he saw me like it, so he just gave it to me
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Oh,good bro u got here thumbup.gif

Do you remember what was the starting weights it came with?
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oh, im not really sure whether it's stainless steel or coated with something but whatever it is it still haven't rusted yet. biggrin.gif

btw, the 10kg barbell is adjustable.
you don't have to lift all 10kgs.
just use the bar and put a 1kg barbell and you should be fine.
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QUOTE(SilentSerpent @ Nov 2 2010, 10:26 PM)
oh, im not really sure whether it's stainless steel or coated with something but whatever it is it still haven't rusted yet. biggrin.gif

btw, the 10kg barbell is adjustable.
you don't have to lift all 10kgs.
just use the bar and put a 1kg barbell and you should be fine.
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Oh,I see,that means the 10kg dumbbell can be reduced to lighter weight?

That's great then thumbup.gif Just what I need smile.gif Then after used to 3KG,slowly increase biggrin.gif

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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 2 2010, 10:42 PM)
Oh,I see,that means the 10kg dumbbell can be reduced to lighter weight?

That's great then  thumbup.gif Just what I need  smile.gif Then after used to 3KG,slowly increase  biggrin.gif
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As mentioned, you can play around with the weights. The top one is a fully complete set where else the bottom one are the seperated pieces. You can play around from 10kg all the way to 1kg plus plus.
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As mentioned, you can play around with the weights. The top one is a fully complete set where else the bottom one are the seperated pieces. You can play around from 10kg all the way to 1kg plus plus.
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Oh I see,man,I really got to read up on these adjustable dumbbells,I'm new to it smile.gif

So do u think it's ok to get frm hypermarkets like Tesco,Carrefour or get from those fitness stores?Which will be cheaper?
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hypermarkets would be cheaper definitely.
quality-wise, there's not much difference, especially for beginners and all.
it's the brands that the fitness stores sell that makes it expensive.
now go and buy and show it to us biggrin.gif
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hypermarkets would be cheaper definitely.
quality-wise, there's not much difference, especially for beginners and all.
it's the brands that the fitness stores sell that makes it expensive.
now go and buy and show it to us biggrin.gif
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Hypermarket brands are not bad at all. I'm using two newly bought weight from Giant. Quality wise is ok. You're paying more for fitness centre mainly due to brand and the rental of shops and shopping mall. And don't forget to buy a pair of glove. I did not buy one and my whole hand blister after 2 month of using dumbell. Some dumbell come with one free glove if you purchase two set. As mentioned, I got mine at Pyramid.
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hypermarkets would be cheaper definitely.
quality-wise, there's not much difference, especially for beginners and all.
it's the brands that the fitness stores sell that makes it expensive.
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Hypermarket brands are not bad at all. I'm using two newly bought weight from Giant. Quality wise is ok. You're paying more for fitness centre mainly due to brand and the rental of shops and shopping mall. And don't forget to buy a pair of glove. I did not buy one and my whole hand blister after 2 month of using dumbell. Some dumbell come with one free glove if you purchase two set. As mentioned, I got mine at Pyramid.
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Is gloves really necessary?I have never used a glove before while using dumbbells laugh.gif
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Oh,haha,ok,then maybe this week I will go buy  thumbup.gif
Is gloves really necessary?I have never used a glove before while using dumbbells  laugh.gif
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I first started using glove was when I join the gym as the gym's dumbell had no rubber layer at the grip. That's why blister started to appear. My newly bought dumbell had a rubber grip. It's much better and I had better grip when holding one. You don't have to wear a glove but it is recommended for you to get one.
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I first started using glove was when I join the gym as the gym's dumbell had no rubber layer at the grip. That's why blister started to appear. My newly bought dumbell had a rubber grip. It's much better and I had better grip when holding one. You don't have to wear a glove but it is recommended for you to get one.
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Ok,unless I get a pair of dumbbells that have rubber grip right? smile.gif

Actually,usually these 10KG adjustable dumbbells comes with how many types of plates?
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Ok,unless I get a pair of dumbbells that have rubber grip right?  smile.gif

Actually,usually these 10KG adjustable dumbbells comes with how many types of plates?
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It comes with 6 weight for us to play along per set. It comes with 2 x 2.5kg + 2 x 1.25kg + 2 x 0.5kg. The handle itself do carry some weight so the total would make up to 10kg per set.

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yes..the dumbbell is adjustable...btw, how many set usually u do..1 set how many times?
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yes..the dumbbell is adjustable...btw, how many set usually u do..1 set how many times?
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Don't quite understand your question here. You mean how many set can I do with my dumbell?

10kg dumbell I'll do 23 x 5 round. Rest 2 minutes in between. Trying to push myself even harder. Don't compare me with all the pro. They probably can do way more than that bro. I'm still slowly climbing up my way.
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Don't quite understand your question here. You mean how many set can I do with my dumbell?

10kg dumbell I'll do 23 x 5 round. Rest 2 minutes in between. Trying to push myself even harder. Don't compare me with all the pro. They probably can do way more than that bro. I'm still slowly climbing up my way.
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so, after reaching how many times only u will increase the weight?
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so, after reaching how many times only u will increase the weight?
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Once you arm is comfortable with the current weight. Then you've to slowly increase the weight by 0.5kg or 1kg. Don't want to strain your muscles too much.
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It comes with 6 weight for us to play along per set. It comes with 2 x 2.5kg + 2 x 1.25kg + 2 x 0.5kg. The handle itself do carry some weight so the total would make up to 10kg per set.
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I see,but why are they in decimals?They dun have like exactly 2 KG or 4 KG etc.?Can u mix and match then?Say I want 3 KG,how?

Sorry for noob question laugh.gif
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I see,but why are they in decimals?They dun have like exactly 2 KG or 4 KG etc.?Can u mix and match then?Say I want 3 KG,how?

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They do come with 2kg or 4kg. You’ll have to buy them separately. Recently, I just bought 2 x 2kg weight from Giant. The ones that I gave you came together in a box when I purchase my first set of dumbbell. It is cheaper for you to buy one set that comes in a box and slowly add those weights to your liking.
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They do come with 2kg or 4kg. You’ll have to buy them separately. Recently, I just bought 2 x 2kg weight from Giant. The ones that I gave you came together in a box when I purchase my first set of dumbbell. It is cheaper for you to buy one set that comes in a box and slowly add those weights to your liking.
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Oh I get it,so 2x2KG will be 4 KG smile.gif


Yea,better too buy a set and add new weights urself,instead of buying new pairs of fixed-weight dumbbell whenever our muscle used to the old weight laugh.gif
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Oh I get it,so 2x2KG will be 4 KG  smile.gif
Yea,better too buy a set and add new weights urself,instead of buying new pairs of fixed-weight dumbbell whenever our muscle used to the old weight  laugh.gif
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2 x 2kg means there's 2 pieces of 2kg weight. 3 x 2kg means there's 3 pieces of 2kg weight. As mentioned earlier. One set of dumbell had 2 x 2.5kg + 2 x 1.25kg + 2 x 0.5kg. Which means it has 2 pieces of 0.5kg, 2 pieces of 1.25kg and 2 pieces of 2.5kg of weight pellets.

A set of dumbell need to have 2 set of each weight to balance one another. Imagine lifting a dumbell with 5kg on one side and another 10kg on the other side. Your dumbell will tend to be heavier on the other side right?

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2 x 2kg means there's 2 pieces of 2kg weight. 3 x 2kg means there's 3 pieces of 2kg weight. A set of dumbell need to have 2 set of each weight to balance one another. As mentioned earlier. One set of dumbell had 2 x 2.5kg + 2 x 1.25kg + 2 x 0.5kg. Which means it has 2 pieces of 0.5kg, 2 pieces of 1.25kg and 2 pieces of 2.5kg of weight pellets.

Imagine lifting a dumbell with 5kg on one side and another 10kg on the other side. Your dumbell will tend to be heavier on the other side right?
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Yes indeed,so each side must weigh the same of course.

But say I use the 2x1.25kg only,so that will be only 2.5 kg,or do u include the weight of the bar also?So total will be around 3 KG? hmm.gif


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Yes indeed,so each side must weigh the same of course.

But say I use the 2x1.25kg only,so that will be only 2.5 kg,or do u include the weight of the bar also?So total will be around 3 KG?  hmm.gif
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The handle bar itself will weight about 0.5kg. And yupp. Total up will weight up to 3kg.
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The handle bar itself will weight about 0.5kg. And yupp. Total up will weight up to 3kg.
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Oh ok,that's gud,just the weight I want..btw,does these dumbbells always comes with those same weights u mentioned?Or it depends on the brand?
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Oh ok,that's gud,just the weight I want..btw,does these dumbbells always comes with those same weights u mentioned?Or it depends on the brand?
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Different brand will have different set of weights pellets. Some may be the same as the others. All these weight pellets are pretty standard and most brand carries them. You just have to look around.
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Different brand will have different set of weights pellets. Some may be the same as the others. All these weight pellets are pretty standard and most brand carries them. You just have to look around.
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Oh,ok,allright,anyway what is the reasonable price for these dumbbells?I need to know,dun wanna get cheated sweat.gif
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Oh,ok,allright,anyway what is the reasonable price for these dumbbells?I need to know,dun wanna get cheated  sweat.gif
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Dumbells or weight pellets?

I bought my 10kg dumbell at S. Pyramid that is located at new wing at about RM108. Sorry for the mistake as I thought is RM123. Purchase two set that is totaled at RM216, they gave me a free glove. The brand is known as Maxx. I chose this because this dumbell had a rubber grip at its handle. Different place and brand is priced differently. Giant one is priced at RM99 for 10kg but no rubber coating. You just have to hunt.

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Dumbells for weight pellets?

I bought my 10kg dumbell at S. Pyramid that is located at new wing at about RM108. Sorry for the mistake as I thought is RM123. Purchase two set that is totaled at RM216, they gave me a free glove. The brand is known as Maxx. I chose this because this dumbell had a rubber grip at its handle. Different place and brand is priced differently. Giant one is priced at RM99 for 10kg but no rubber coating. You just have to hunt.
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Yea,I meant how much these adjustable dumbbells cost smile.gif

Maxx,heard of that brand before thumbup.gif Why you bought 2 sets anyway?For you and ur gf perhaps? brows.gif

Yea,guess I just need to hunt to know the prices,not just sitting down here in front of the computer screen laugh.gif
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Yea,I meant how much these adjustable dumbbells cost  smile.gif

Maxx,heard of that brand before  thumbup.gif Why you bought 2 sets anyway?For you and ur gf perhaps?  brows.gif

Yea,guess I just need to hunt to know the prices,not just sitting down here in front of the computer screen  laugh.gif
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2 sets means that I purchase 2 dumbell. One for my right hand and the other for my left hand lar.
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2 sets means that I purchase 2 dumbell. One for my right hand and the other for my left hand lar.
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Oh shiet doh.gif All this while I thought that 1 set means 2 dumbbells in the box doh.gif

Damn,this means that if I wanna buy 2 dumbbells,which I usually do,I would need to fork out about Rm200+ yawn.gif
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Oh shiet  doh.gif All this while I thought that 1 set means 2 dumbbells in the box  doh.gif

Damn,this means that if I wanna buy 2 dumbbells,which I usually do,I would need to fork out about Rm200+  yawn.gif
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Yupp! RM108 for one set. I buy 2 set and it cost me RM216. Purchasing a dumbell is not like purchasing a socks or a shoe which come in pairs. People may only need 1 set of dumbell to do their workout, so they have the flexibility to choose to either purchase 1 set or 2 set.
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Yupp! RM108 for one set. I buy 2 set and it cost me RM216. Purchasing a dumbell is not like purchasing a socks or a shoe which come in pairs. People may only need 1 set of dumbell to do their workout, so they have the flexibility to choose to either purchase 1 set or 2 set.
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Nah,for me I think I prefer two dumbbells

Damn doh.gif Now I need to recalculate,hope can find cheaper dumbbells at Carrefour or Tesco..I remember that they used to sell two in a box but those are fixed-weight plastic dumbbells laugh.gif
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Nah,for me I think I prefer two dumbbells

Damn  doh.gif Now I need to recalculate,hope can find cheaper dumbbells at Carrefour or Tesco..I remember that they used to sell two in a box but those are fixed-weight plastic dumbbells  laugh.gif
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I've yet to see any fitness centre or shop that is selling two metal dumbell in a box. If you can find, then probably you can get them cheaper. Happy hunting bro. Keep us updated.
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I've yet to see any fitness centre or shop that is selling two metal dumbell in a box. If you can find, then probably you can get them cheaper. Happy hunting bro. Keep us updated.
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Ok,sure thing man thumbup.gif
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do free weight / bodyweight workout
save money on dumbell

or get that portable pull up bar
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QUOTE(night @ Nov 3 2010, 12:59 PM)
Don't quite understand your question here. You mean how many set can I do with my dumbell?

10kg dumbell I'll do 23 x 5 round. Rest 2 minutes in between. Trying to push myself even harder. Don't compare me with all the pro. They probably can do way more than that bro. I'm still slowly climbing up my way.
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erkk.. bro better you increase your dumbell weight at all.. 10kg you can do for 23x.. im suggest you best weight is the weight that you can make only limit for 8-15 times.. and i prefer 10times is enough.. rest 60-120sec and make 10-15 reps..if you are feeling a bit harder at last.. slowly reduce the weight.. enjoy your workout dude.. tongue.gif
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Hi guys, new to the health & fitness forum =)! & body building
Anyway i had been reading on some articles, the dumbbell rep should be around 6-8 times.
And if ur able to do more add more weights. 23 seems O.O!
Guyys i have a few questions :
1) Where to get 2nd hand dumbbells
2) Where to get weight plates for trojan(brand). looking for 5kg.
3) Should i buy a pullup bar? from this thread P90x Multipurpose Bar Its more pricey compared to the local 1
we can get at fitness concept ...
Would there be any advantage if i buy the p90x bar or from fitness concept?
4) do i need to be a adjustable bench. for using the dumbbells. If yes, any recommended shops ? cheap =P!
5) Are barbells needed? or dumbbell is enough

Aligato !! XD sorry for all the questions. Thx to sifu that is willing to answer me.,
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Hi guys, new to the health & fitness forum =)! & body building
Anyway i had been reading on some articles, the dumbbell rep should be around 6-8 times.
And if ur able to do more add more weights. 23 seems O.O!
Guyys i have a few questions :
1) Where to get 2nd hand dumbbells
2) Where to get weight plates for trojan(brand). looking for 5kg.
3) Should i buy a pullup bar? from this thread P90x Multipurpose Bar Its more pricey compared to the local 1
    we can get at fitness concept ...
    Would there be any advantage if i buy the p90x bar or from fitness concept?
4) do i need to be a adjustable bench. for using the dumbbells. If yes, any recommended shops ? cheap =P!
5) Are barbells needed? or dumbbell is enough

Aligato !! XD sorry for all the questions. Thx to sifu that is willing to answer me.,
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Aha,bro,some of those questions also I wanted to ask smile.gif

Btw,u mentioned that u wanted weight plates for Trojan,did u get that brand from Giant hypermarkets?

And,does Fitness Concept sell pullup bars too?How much are they? smile.gif
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QUOTE(woonyoung91 @ Nov 5 2010, 10:58 PM)
Hi guys, new to the health & fitness forum =)! & body building
Anyway i had been reading on some articles, the dumbbell rep should be around 6-8 times.
And if ur able to do more add more weights. 23 seems O.O!
2) Where to get weight plates for trojan(brand). looking for 5kg.
Brand doesn't matter. All that matters is the size. Most weight plates at hypermarkets & fitness stores are for the 1" bar variety. As long as it fits 1" bar, U can just buy anything. Olympic size weights are pretty rare, except for in gyms.

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    Would there be any advantage if i buy the p90x bar or from fitness concept?
Those pull-up bars sold at Fitness Concept & the ones sold at the Trade Zone are pretty much the same, except for one thing : The P90x allows U to hang the bars even if U dun have a wide enuff door frame. The ones from Fitness Concept only works with door frames.

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Rather than waste money & space buying low quality benches from hypermarkets, why not get a gymball instead ? U can do just about all bench positions with a gymball, except decline. It's much, much cheaper (a good 75 cm ball costs about RM80) & it works Ur core as well.

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Dumbbells are better that they work Ur body parts independently. It's great to rectify any imbalances U might have in Ur arms, biceps, triceps, etc. But there will be time when U will probably outgrow Ur dumbbells. Then U can just purchase the bar & use all the weights U've accumulated from using dumbbells.
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Aha,bro,some of those questions also I wanted to ask  smile.gif

Btw,u mentioned that u wanted weight plates for Trojan,did u get that brand from Giant hypermarkets?

And,does Fitness Concept sell pullup bars too?How much are they?  smile.gif
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http://www.fitnessconcept.com.my/shop/inde...products_id=283 check it out.. at fitness rm79.90.. hahaa.. wasting rm200 laa..
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Hey guys,I already got a new pair of dumbbells,5KG,fixed weight,not the adjustable one biggrin.gif

What exercises do u recommend me to do with it?Any websites u guys can suggest that shows the name and how to do it?
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Hey guys,I already got a new pair of dumbbells,5KG,fixed weight,not the adjustable one  biggrin.gif

What exercises do u recommend me to do with it?Any websites u guys can suggest that shows the name and how to do it?
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This one should be good. Last time I came across a website that comes with animated pictures of the type of dumbell workout. Can't seem to find them already.

Just play along with it and get creative with your dumbell. You can do wonders with it. My next step is getting a chin bar. In the mid of creating my own mini gym.
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QUOTE(night @ Nov 11 2010, 10:20 PM)
This one should be good. Last time I came across a website that comes with animated pictures of the type of dumbell workout. Can't seem to find them already.

Just play along with it and get creative with your dumbell. You can do wonders with it. My next step is getting a chin bar. In the mid of creating my own mini gym.
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Haha thanks,my this 5KG dumbbell is a plastic one though,but as long as it's 5KG,it's gud thumbup.gif

I think I will just search in Google for the type of workout I can do with the dumbbells.. biggrin.gif

And I don't think I can get a chin up bar for myself though,cos I'm not allowed to stuck it in my doorway sweat.gif
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Then you should find a resistance band, can replace the pullup workout. Better than nothing. Plus 5kg of dumbell is not enough to train your back muscle.

You can have a big arm, a broad pec but with a lousy back will drive you nowhere..
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Hey guys,I already got a new pair of dumbbells,5KG,fixed weight,not the adjustable one  biggrin.gif

What exercises do u recommend me to do with it?Any websites u guys can suggest that shows the name and how to do it?
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you can check out forum.bodybuilding.com

for a simple workout i recommend from here

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A Simple beginner's Routine
You will do 3 work outs per week on non consecutive days. The first work out is your heavy work out. The second work out is your medium work out, use 10% less weight for your work sets. The final work out for the week is your lite work out, use 20% less weight.

Do a lite warm up with 1/4 of your work sets weight. Do a medium warm up with 1/2 of your work sets weight. Do 2 work sets with the same weight. Choose a starting weight and start light.

These are the seven exercises you will be starting with.

Squats
Bench Presses
Bent-Over Rows
Overhead Barbell Presses
Stiff-Legged Deadlifts
Calf Raises
Barbell Curls

You will be running this program on a five week cycle as follows:
The first week do all 4 sets for 8 reps.
The second week do all 4 sets for 9 reps.
The third week do all 4 sets for 10 reps.
The fourth week do all 4 sets for 11 reps.
The fifth week do all 4 sets for 12 reps.
If you got all of the required reps on the fifth week then increase the weight by 10% and

repeat the cycle. If you didn't get all of the reps on the fifth week then repeat the cycle with the same weight. You shouldn't need more than one minute rest between the warm up sets and you shouldn't need more than one minute thirty seconds between the work sets.
Do some cardio and abs work on non weight training days.


Monday,Wednesday,and Fridays:Push-ups,weightlifting,and steady-state cardio(jogging)

Tuesday,Thursday,and Saturday:HIIT Training


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QUOTE(VinluV @ Nov 12 2010, 02:19 PM)
you can check out forum.bodybuilding.com

for a simple workout i recommend from here
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Thanks very much smile.gif

Btw,that plan u quote,did u add the Monday,Wed,Fri and Tues and Thurs plan by urself? laugh.gif
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Thanks very much  smile.gif

Btw,that plan u quote,did u add the Monday,Wed,Fri and Tues and Thurs plan by urself?  laugh.gif
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its a workout for starters i do, just to share with you guys.
it was also from the bodybuilding forum.
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QUOTE(VinluV @ Nov 12 2010, 04:23 PM)
its a workout for starters i do, just to share with you guys.
it was also from the bodybuilding forum.
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Oh I see,cos that's EXACTLY what I do too lol!

Mon,Wed,Fri pushups,dumbbells,crunches and jogging

Tuesday and Thursday HIIT

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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 12 2010, 10:45 AM)
Haha thanks,my this 5KG dumbbell is a plastic one though,but as long as it's 5KG,it's gud  thumbup.gif

I think I will just search in Google for the type of workout I can do with the dumbbells.. biggrin.gif

And I don't think I can get a chin up bar for myself though,cos I'm not allowed to stuck it in my doorway  sweat.gif
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Trust me. Just give it a few month and you'll be asking for more weights. Nevertheless, a plastic one is a good start for beginners.
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QUOTE(night @ Nov 12 2010, 04:53 PM)
Trust me. Just give it a few month and you'll be asking for more weights. Nevertheless, a plastic one is a good start for beginners.
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Oh yea my first ever dumbbell was a 1KG fixed weight wan thumbup.gif

But I think the next time that I wan more weights,I will just get a adjustable one next time biggrin.gif


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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 12 2010, 05:56 PM)
Oh yea my first ever dumbbell was a 1KG fixed weight wan  thumbup.gif

But I think the next time that I wan more weights,I will just get a adjustable one next time  biggrin.gif
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I would rather buy an adjustable dumbell from the beginning and play around with the weight pellets to my liking. It will be costly in the long run if I were to buy those fixed dumbell seperately. Anyway bro, keep it up.
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QUOTE(kapla @ Nov 12 2010, 02:06 PM)
Then you should find a resistance band, can replace the pullup workout. Better than nothing. Plus 5kg of dumbell is not enough to train your back muscle.

You can have a big arm, a broad pec but with a lousy back will drive you nowhere..
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Resistence band?What does that do?

QUOTE(night @ Nov 12 2010, 08:15 PM)
I would rather buy an adjustable dumbell from the beginning and play around with the weight pellets to my liking. It will be costly in the long run if I were to buy those fixed dumbell seperately. Anyway bro, keep it up.
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Haha cos this dumbbell was 2nd hand la,so it was quite cheap thumbup.gif

Next time I will get those adjustable ones,it's like an investment right?Saves u money in the long term..Rather than keep on buying new fixed-weight dumbbells smile.gif
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Resistence band?What does that do?
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Something like this bro. I am considering this as well instead of getting a chin bar

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Resistance Band can do so much things on different muscle parts of your body. But the thing is you need a routine to train your back muscle. Without pullup bar, you can replace it with a resistance band. No damage will be done on the door.

better than nothing bro
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QUOTE(night @ Nov 12 2010, 09:04 PM)
Something like this bro. I am considering this as well instead of getting a chin bar

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Resistance Band can do so much things on different muscle parts of your body. But the thing is you need a routine to train your back muscle. Without pullup bar, you can replace it with a resistance band. No damage will be done on the door.

better than nothing bro
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I see,but what do u mean by 'need a routine to train back muscle'?And do this resistance band train the same muscles as pullups?
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Oh I see,thanks for the pic  smile.gif
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This will be a better option if you're not willing to drill a hole or you're afraid of damaging your door. Anyone had any idea how much this band will cost. Haven't started looking yet but am seriously considering it.
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QUOTE(night @ Nov 15 2010, 11:54 AM)
This will be a better option if you're not willing to drill a hole or you're afraid of damaging your door. Anyone had any idea how much this band will cost. Haven't started looking yet but am seriously considering it.
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Yea me too,does it train the same muscles as pullups?
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Yea me too,does it train the same muscles as pullups?
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They should train the same group of muscles as pullups. You must always remember that you can get creative with a resistant band. Instead of working out from down, you can always place the band on the ceiling via a hook. I truly believe diffrent form of workout will target on different group muscles. This is how we can save cost of purchasing one item that allows us to target as many group muscles as possible. Correct me if I'm wrong bro.
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QUOTE(night @ Nov 15 2010, 01:44 PM)
They should train the same group of muscles as pullups. You must always remember that you can get creative with a resistant band. Instead of working out from down, you can always place the band on the ceiling via a hook. I truly believe diffrent form of workout will target on different group muscles. This is how we can save cost of purchasing one item that allows us to target as many group muscles as possible. Correct me if I'm wrong bro.
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I think you are right smile.gif

Btw,I found a website where they got illustrate all the dumbbell exercises possible:Dumbbell Exercises
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QUOTE(bigbangformula @ Nov 15 2010, 03:25 PM)
I think you are right  smile.gif

Btw,I found a website where they got illustrate all the dumbbell exercises possible:Dumbbell Exercises
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This website is good as well. The illustration will further help you to understand how these workouts are carry out.
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QUOTE(night @ Nov 15 2010, 05:37 PM)
This website is good as well. The illustration will further help you to understand how these workouts are carry out.
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Yea,perfect website where it illustrates with animated diagrams too smile.gif
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any idea where i can get some tools for sit up ? last time i went gym and they got this chair for sit up, but i plan to do it at home
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