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    I bought some dumbells from argos today and wondering what i could do to imrpove my fitness levels and get muscle mass on my arms. The weights are only 5kg, 3kg, 1.5kg will these be heavy enough to have an impact. I would join a gym but i dont really live near any and it would be difficult getting to them. Can anyone give some advice on exercises i should do to improve overall fitness and muscles on the arms? Is there any point in taking protein or is that just for really serious weight people?
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    forget the protein.. stick to natural food.
    if you want to build a little bit of weight on your arms then supersetting is the best way forward (google it).
    Most importantly of all eat very very healthily.

    -last tip.. don't just work the arms. Your body will look out of proportion.
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    You're wasting your time completely.
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    You're wasting your time completely.
    If he gets a bench then he'll get somewhere.. not very far very fast.. but somewhere.
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    (Original post by HagerVor)
    If he gets a bench then he'll get somewhere.. not very far very fast.. but somewhere.
    more tone than build though with that amount of weight
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    What is a bench?
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    (Original post by HagerVor)
    forget the protein.. stick to natural food.
    if you want to build a little bit of weight on your arms then supersetting is the best way forward (google it).
    uh, why?
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    What, with 5kg dumbells? I think I could do **** extensions with them.
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    (Original post by Will Grimes1)
    What is a bench?
    http://www.innofitinc.com/sitebuilde...ck-200x250.jpg

    does adjust to flat and various degrees of incline
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    What, with 5kg dumbells? I think I could do **** extensions with them.
    i was figuring he meant 5kg seperate weights to add on to dumbells.. not dumbelss permanently set at 5kg?
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    You could be right, I'm not into all this working out at home ****.

    Go to a gym.
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    You could be right, I'm not into all this working out at home ****.

    Go to a gym.
    lol same..achieve so much more at the gym
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    u coulda got a membership with that money u spent on dumb-bells.
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    okay
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    I think I have the same set of weights as him which are okay for starting weights with.

    Is this what you have? :
    4 x 5kg discs
    4 x 3kg discs
    4 x 1.5kg discs

    Did you not get a sheet with all the different exercises you can do with them because i think they are pretty good for an all round workout but u will prob have to invest in heavier weights as they are too light for some exercises.
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    yes those are the weights i have
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    Um, I currently work out with 2kg (fixed) dumbells, and a skipping rope, at home, and it certainly does help build muscle mass. I'm now looking for heavier weights. It must be said, however, that I do visit the (OTC) gym once a week when I can, and also do sport - so this increase in muscle mass may be resultant of all of this.

    I find it builds muscle mass at a medium rate, and I'm sure that Bis will ":rolleyes:" at me for saying that, but quite frankly it works for me, and also think that Bis must walk around looking upwards for all the rolleyesing he does.
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    (Original post by Dschingis)
    Um, I currently work out with 2kg (fixed) dumbells, and a skipping rope, at home, and it certainly does help build muscle mass. I'm now looking for heavier weights. It must be said, however, that I do visit the (OTC) gym once a week when I can, and also do sport - so this increase in muscle mass may be resultant of all of this.

    I find it builds muscle mass at a medium rate, and I'm sure that Bis will ":rolleyes:" at me for saying that, but quite frankly it works for me, and also think that Bis must walk around looking upwards for all the rolleyesing he does.
    there is no way on gods earth that you are building mass with 2kg fixed dumbells.
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    (Original post by HagerVor)
    there is no way on gods earth that you are building mass with 2kg fixed dumbells.
    It's funny, but I am. :p: Call 0800-NO-WAI if you're troubled.
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    (Original post by Dschingis)
    Um, I currently work out with 2kg (fixed) dumbells, and a skipping rope, at home, and it certainly does help build muscle mass.
    :rolleyes:

    i'm sorry! it's just impossible to resist in this case! that is really too funny.
 
 
 
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