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Old 02-20-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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Hi ,

I will be working out at work on a tight lunch hour in a limited space or outside. I will therefore have to carry my gear outside or workout in a limited square footage...basically, beside my rower, that's it.

I am looking to get Dumbbells to accommodate this change in programing. Do you have a recommendation on DB weight or combos that would work best for Crossfit ish workouts and flexible workout routines? I currently have 2x30lb and was thinking of getting 2x40lb or 2x45lb and 1x50lb and 1x60lb.

What do you think? I would like to accommodate meta cons, some general strength, some C&J / Snatch work, etc.

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Old 02-21-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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Why not buy an adjustable dumbell handle? It would be cheaper then buying a bunch of fixed weight dumbells. Just a thought.
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:58 PM   #3
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I prefer a Rubber or Metal hex as they offer more flexibility and comfort than an adjustable DB. I am not buying short term and don't see the need to have that much variation or options in weight adjustments. I perfer having less weight variations and more exercises comfort and options.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:13 AM   #4
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I prefer a Rubber or Metal hex as they offer more flexibility and comfort than an adjustable DB. I am not buying short term and don't see the need to have that much variation or options in weight adjustments. I perfer having less weight variations and more exercises comfort and options.
You've just answered your question then.

Perhaps you should ask what exercises you can do?
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:21 AM   #5
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You probably won't be able to get very strong with only one 60# db.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:01 AM   #6
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It would be helpful if we knew what kind of movements you're planning on doing with them and what you can and can't do with the pair you have now.

FWIW, I usually prefer to get matched pairs so I can do bilateral movements.

Are you going to keep the pair you have now, or sell them?

If you're going to keep what you have now, I'd be more inclined to make a greater leap since you'll still have the light pair for more flexibility and variety.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:22 PM   #7
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I am going to keep the 2x30lb for Met cons of Squat Cleans, Renegade rows, 2 DB Power Snatch, etc.
I am thinking of getting 2x40lb for thrusters, push press, lunges, 1 DB OverHead lunges, etc.
I am thinking of getting 1x55lb and 1x70lb for all KBell subs (1.5 and 2 pood).
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