Hello everyone, I’ve been considering doing some serious weight lifting a lot lately. It was just something I did in highschool to keep fit but after that, I havent done it until now. I woke up this morning and realized at 5’3, 118 lbs im definitely a scrawny guy. So in light of that, I’ve began reading up on how to get started (eventually led me to this website which is a lot of help so far) and now I have a couple of questions.
I’ve only used a pair of dumbbells for my workout before, but now that I’m seriously trying to get in shape, I was wondering is it possible to get a decent workout with just a pair of dumbbells? I’ve read some comments that nothing beats a full gym supply of equipment but at the moment, I’m not that confident to go waltzing around the local gym. I plan to go eventually but for starters I’d rather just work on my routine in my own privacy for now.
With routines, I always thought that More reps with heavier weights is the best workout, but I’m seeing that if you wanted more muscle mass, you go heavier weights and less reps and something like that?
For dumbbells, It seemed like the Blowflex select tech seemed like a good deal, but reading the forums has given me secound doubts. The Powerblock Sport 5.0 ($299/pair) seems like a decent option too, but I just wanted everyones opinion on this before I go buy a pair. Any other suggestions would be really appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to help me out with this.