First off: thanks to everyone who makes this site and forum such a great resource.
OK, my goals are pretty modest when you compare them to most of the info on this site, but I figure if you want expert advice .... ask the experts.
I've doing a little fitness routine for a while now, basically:
3 sets of 15 nice and tight push-ups with my elbows pretty close to my side. Some moderately difficult planks. I'm also starting to play around with a few hand-stand/arm-balance type things (they're fun) and am progressing towards a floor based L-sit.
Apart from maybe trying a few different types of push-ups, I'm pretty happy with the level of exercise this gives me.
Problem is, I recently realised that I'm seriously neglecting my back and biceps ... so I scrounged up a single dumbbell and 20kgs (40pounds?) worth of weight plates.... (I've got nowhere to do pull-ups and I'm not going to flail around molesting a tree branch in a public park while failing to do a single pull-up)
Also, I'm 32, 6 foot five, and naturally fairly well built.
With all that in mind ... could someone help with the following questions:
1)Is it ok to do bicep curls, hammer curls etc one arm at a time?
2)Is a 20kg dumbbell enough weight to work my back/biceps in an equivalent manner to the 3 sets of push-ups?
3)Could someone suggest some single dumbbell back exercises (or exercises that can be done safely one arm at a time)?
4)What kind of sets/reps should I be looking at doing for biceps and back?
Any help would be muchly appreciated.
All the best,