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Lellyit00009
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Hi, lately i’ve been finding it stressful to fit the gym in with working and school so i was going to order dumbbells to do it at home. I don’t know if this is a bad idea or not. Does anyone have any experience from doing this? Have you stuck to it if you have and have dumbbells at home been good enough or have you ended up going back to the gym? Thank you
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(Original post by Lellyit00009)
Hi, lately i’ve been finding it stressful to fit the gym in with working and school so i was going to order dumbbells to do it at home. I don’t know if this is a bad idea or not. Does anyone have any experience from doing this? Have you stuck to it if you have and have dumbbells at home been good enough or have you ended up going back to the gym? Thank you
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No that's brilliant idea you wanting to do this ok,

Suggest getting some 4/5 kgs to start with or smaller and slowly workup the weights of them as come in various weights ok. Don't lift anything to heavy at once as get use to doing this sort of things over period of time..

I been use to doing this for a many years now as I do treadmill, weightlifting, and excercise bike plus use dumbbells as got various weights now with these and I do these at home when weather rubbish as generally go long distance runs if good weather when I'm free from working .
Never used gyms. As always been into athletics stuff.
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Yes it's not a bad idea if you have a mini gym at your room , you can do exercise and workout at home as well ..
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This is what I do, far prefer it to the gym

I have a light and a heavy fixed dumbbell set, and an adjustable one that covers most other ranges (5-32.5KG i think) and a small folding bench for presses, rows, preacher/incline curls and the like. A kettlebell or two kicking about for variety in movements.
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Get dumbbells, but also remember you can do bodyweight exercises such as press-ups sit-ups and dips without much equipment! You can also do inverted pull ups with a couple of chairs and a broom stick between them!
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You can also do inverted pull ups with a couple of chairs and a broom stick between them!
That sound a bit unsafe for anyone that's not a child, broomsticks = not load bearing on that axis
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If you feel like you want to order dumbbells to build muscle, then go ahead, but don’t feel like that is necessary for strength training. Many people think that you MUST lift weights in order to get strong, but bodyweight fitness is just as effective in doing so: https://www.openfit.com/best-bodyweight-exercises

I hate lifting weights, and I always have, so thankfully I found bodyweight exercise a few months ago, and I have stuck to it ever since. I also am not a huge fan of the gym, which isn’t a bad thing since there are tons of ways that you can do both cardio and strength training from the comfort of your living room. If you prefer the gym, then that’s okay too, but don’t feel that it’s necessary, especially when bodyweight fitness exists alongside yoga, Pilates, etc.
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Deadlifting 300kg in an upstairs room would be incredibly stupid but for most gym/fitness uses, your room is absolutely fine as long as you have enough space.
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(Original post by StephRadriguez)
If you feel like you want to order dumbbells to build muscle, then go ahead, but don’t feel like that is necessary for strength training. Many people think that you MUST lift weights in order to get strong, but bodyweight fitness is just as effective in doing so: https://www.openfit.com/best-bodyweight-exercises

I hate lifting weights, and I always have, so thankfully I found bodyweight exercise a few months ago, and I have stuck to it ever since. I also am not a huge fan of the gym, which isn’t a bad thing since there are tons of ways that you can do both cardio and strength training from the comfort of your living room. If you prefer the gym, then that’s okay too, but don’t feel that it’s necessary, especially when bodyweight fitness exists alongside yoga, Pilates, etc.
I've nothing against bodyweight work, but to say it is JUST as effective...does not sound true. Otherwise people would just do those?.

For one, you cannot change your body weight at will and once you've adapted to your own body weight, you're nearly out of options beyond holds/pulses/gimmicks... and of course, WEIGHTS
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(Original post by Lellyit00009)
Hi, lately i’ve been finding it stressful to fit the gym in with working and school so i was going to order dumbbells to do it at home. I don’t know if this is a bad idea or not. Does anyone have any experience from doing this? Have you stuck to it if you have and have dumbbells at home been good enough or have you ended up going back to the gym? Thank you
been home-gyming for the past year.. Best choice I have ever made.. you can target most muscles with dumbells, and the rest can be done through calisthenics
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