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    Need Dumbbell Workout

    I saw the lifting thread on the forum, but it's more oriented to barbell lifting in a fully equipped gym.

    I need a dumbbell lifting program (at least to get me started). With my job, I have time for 35-45 minute workouts 3-4 times a week, at least for now. I know that if I have serious lifting goals, then going to a full gym with barbells is better, but I want to start with working out at my apartment gym and just getting into better shape. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    I understand your desire to get strong, but perhaps you should try to carve out some time for barbells. It's going to be tough to get big and strong with Dumbbells (no squats or deadlifts, for instance). Even if you don't have serious goals, going with Dumbbells just doesn't seem that useful.

    Since you are in Atlanta, maybe you should go check out Atlanta Barbell, a starting strength gym (https://startingstrength.com/coaching/atlanta-barbell)

    The starting strength program only takes 3x a week, maybe like an hour per work out. You could do tues, Thur, and Saturday and you'd be done, for only like 2 hours out of your work week.

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    How about a membership to Beach Body? My dad was in a similar situation and he had pretty good results with P90X. All you need is a set of dumbbells and a pull up bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geo View Post
    How about a membership to Beach Body? My dad was in a similar situation and he had pretty good results with P90X. All you need is a set of dumbbells and a pull up bar.
    I echo this. Beachbody OnDemand is great. P90X, Body Beast, area all DB and pull up bar based. They will get you in shape and build muscle. Been doing a rotation of various BB workouts for years. Best shape of my life at 43. I have barbells that I'll intermix in, but by and large it is DB based.

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