Hello David, i just started your routine 2 days ago, i`m 51 KG, and i`m using 6kg dumbbells for start. Hey, Would it be possible to alternate between pull ups and chin ups every next workout, and do the same for incline bench press and normal bench press? Thanks waiting for an answer! Do you need to use the same weight each exercise? Other fitness and lifestyle sites need to take note. To my understanding, the program asks that you add reps before weight. Also, can I do chinups on my door frame? At 62 yrs, it takes a while longer but am making progress. Cheers. When used correctly, the benefits of dumbbells are endless in terms of health benefits and […] I want to keep progressing in fitness so I’ll buy materials for home ( like dumbbells ) and I was wondering if this program is only for begineer or also for intermediate who already went to a gym. Also both of them have different exercises than what’s on this page and what is on your other page – https://www.howtobeast.com/get-jacked-with-this-simple-barbell-bulking-routine/ . Using only dumbbells and barbells, this workout hits each muscle group hard once a week over a 5 day schedule. What should I do ? Then I rest one day. for example: (bench) dips, which has given me decent results in the past. You can skip them or do something like overhead triceps extensions if you have access to a cable machine. Hi, Do I do 3 sets of pull ups? It just seems like I would be over training. If you’re getting stronger and gaining weight then it’s a good plan! thank u! I currently have access to 50 kilos of dumbbells and the nearest gym is 2km away. Hi david, i am 24 year old , only 100lbs weight, always i am having more food by 4 times, but didnt gain my weight, how can i gain my weight? I heard deadlift is way necessary for mass gain, tell me about it. Hey David! David. It was the side bicep area, not the joint. Hey, sounds like a stupid question but what would you say is the best time in the day to work out? I understand muscles need rest time to grow, but aren’t the muscles used on Day A resting on Day B, and the muscles used Day B resting on Day A? You’ll have to do a test day to figure out what weights to start with (re-read the article above). I’ve been doing everything 3 and 8 with 90 second rests and increasing reps each time. I will follow the plan and see how i go. Thanks! That said, you cannot continue to lift light dumbbells and think that you are going to get a great enough workout. Since my hips and thighs are already pretty strong, developed, I’m turning the lunge part into endurance, not bulking, so I can focus bulking on shoulders and arms, where it’s needed. I prefer to use dumbbells because I hate waiting for a rack (and it’s literally me and like 50 other guys so I just try to stick to myself). Hey, I’ve been doing this routine for 2 weeks now and am really enjoying it. Thanks a lot. Hey man, how long do you recommend doing this plan for? Let’s take a closer look at the dumbbell exercises … I stopped working out around 2 months ago after my season ended in the fall but I’m starting to pick it back up again. Hi David, I did as you mentioned above (A&B routine) and gained around 10kgs which is great. I currently kt have 5pound Dumbbells. Do it every other time if you really want to do it. Couple of questions: 1. And I would suggest you eat EVEN more. Hey Harry, no need for supps. I am currently using a different workout routine with dumbbells and I am considering switching to this one. This workout combines cardio and weight-lifting drills for serious body-sculpting results. I actually think you could probably stick with this for 3 months and still see some gains if you are newish to lifting. – The routine consists of two workouts (A and B), you will alternate between the two – Perform the routine every other day (e.g. I’m about to try out this routine, sounds like a lot of people are getting good results. Why? Goblet squats.. Hey Bro this may sound Naive , but for muscle gain you would need to pump carbs and calories along with protein right? If you really like doing tricep dips, then go ahead and add 1-2 sets to the end of Day B (but I don’t think it’s needed). I would like to do this workout routine, but there really isn’t a place I can put a pull-up bar in my current living situation, nor do I have access to a gym. so will some exercises be different weights to others? Focus on eating well – you’re in a crucial stage where you’re body need fuel to grow. But i got a lot of strength. I added tricep dips to day A and squat thrusters & deadlift to day B plus a farmer’s carry to the end of both. ty. Should I ignore him or trade in the assisted for 2 or three extra workouts that isolate different sections of the back till I can do 8+ pull ups with proper form? – The first day you do each exercise, perform 8 reps with that weight for all 3 sets – If you can successfully do 8 reps for all 3 sets, move up to 9 reps the next day you do that workout – Repeat the same process, and move up to 10 reps if you succeed at 9 (continue up until 12 reps) – If you successfully do 3 sets of 12 reps, up the weight by 5 lb. I’ve managed to gain 5 Kg with this workout! My legs need bulking more and calves, is there anything I could add to this workout as I feel it’s mostly the top body being worked? I’m very skinny and my arms are like spaghetti. I advocate full body training. I have one more question. Does your bmi matter? It’s weird as I’m lean and having belly fat. I want to build muscle so i can have more confidence. The 6 best bicep and tricep exercises for mass . Is it possible to keep the waist down at that rate. You can do it as a circuit, but I wouldn’t advise that if your main goal is to build muscle. . Seated dumbbell presses 3 x 8-10 . Ok,thanks starting tomorrow set A. It’s more about the overall calories. This is called a “pump” and it’s caused by trapped plasma in your muscle: http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/PumpBurn.html. Thanks Craig – If you’re looking to bulk up, I wouldn’t do more than one cardio session per week. It doesn’t feel like a workout (except for muscle exhaustion) so afterwards I get on the stair climber for 15 min. I have only one dumbbell. To perform Decline Dumbbell Curls; Using a bench set to 45 degrees, lie with your chest facing down. There you go. Like how much to add after reaching 12 reps. Hi mate. Don’t want to put the weight I lost back on but want to gain muscle. The biceps routine has three exercises while the triceps routine has 2. Thanks. I recommend keeping it at 3 sets, unless you are dropping the intensity. Is it ok to up the reps to about 12 – 14 Max as I am limited with equipment at home.. Really you think with one time in 4 day(e.g between Monday and Friday) Exercise on biceps or chest or back and soo an, they will grow up? Thank you for the encouragement! this is my first time to lift weights and Im not an active person. I lost about 15-20lbs doing cardio and ready to start weight training. I’m eating 2,400 calories a day with 25-35% fat, 15-25% protein (which I’ll increase a bit shortly while cutting some fat%), and the rest carbs. Arm Workout for Mass Gains. I have been working out for a year, and got from 59kg to 64kg. Thanx for the reply..I’m looking forward to continue this program for next 3 months with a lot of calories intake. Yes, abs can be done on rest days. hey david ! Thanks bro! My pull up bar will take some time to deliver so what are some alternatives to Pull Ups and leg raises? And you can add in some situps or decline situps to hit the abs a little harder. Weight, reps and pace are the biggest attribute to your goal, from cardio to building mass. Required fields are marked *. Would replacing flat bench with a slight incline bench in this routine be a good idea to achieve that? nice workout plan. Would you mind responding to my previous comment? Our chest consists of two major muscle groups. Similar question to above, high reps okay after maxing on two 32.5kg dumbbells? A regular arm workout using just a simple set of dumbbells can get you the results you want. Now you have all the ammo to help build your guns. You will need a set of dumbbells, a pull up bar (get one cheap on Amazon here), and a weight bench (if you don’t have one, I offer modifications below). If you have barbells and want to substitute some of the exercises you see above for things like the barbell movements you mentioned, that is acceptable. Especially legs. Hello David. How many sets of pull ups and planks are we meant to do? However if you are a male what age range is this workout made for. I’d stick with a split squat or lunge rather than going super high rep RDLs. Try “table pull ups” and side planks. Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press (if no bench, do them standing) 3. And check out this article: https://www.howtobeast.com/gain-weight-fast-men/, Hey david, I feel like doing each exercise every other day is slow progress for me (no offense). At least a month – until you get bored or stop making progress. Howdy? Plank (ignore the regular progression and go for 30-60 seconds), 1. I’ve been doing a shortened version of the routine. Trying to figure out ways to get around using a rack but not sure if it’s possible. In this 30-minute dumbbell workout to build your biceps, we’ll hammer through these seven moves in a circuit. Try this dumbbell arm workout on your own. Lateral Side Raise 6. Dumbbell Upper Chest Workout (Only Guide You Need) Biceps Workout for Mass(The Only 3 Dumbbell Exercises You Need) One Arm Shoulder Press (The Only Guide You Need) Dumbbell Workout for Biceps: 9 Best Exercises I’m pumped to hear it’s working for you. Im 10 stone and 6 foot tall and want to be at least 12 stone next year. I’m doing cardio intervals 3x per week (not really HIIT) and bodyweight/light dumbbell circuits 4x per week (similar to Zuzka Light but with weights, too), plus Pilates 3x per week for a stronger core and stable hips (thought it was fluff–then actually TRIED it, ouch). Hi there i had a look at your routine and i was just wondering if i could do workout A on monday and B on tue and train 5 times a week or is it too much? I was able to do a pull up the first time, but you probably need alternatives for most girls. I plan to do this workout indoors in my room due to the winter season that came and it can be very cold outside to workout where my bench is. Its better to avoid all out failure if possible. I have a few weights knocking around and used to do bodyweight stuff only, push ups pull ups dips ect.. but want to add some more bulk as I seem to burn a lot of calories through my physical day job and my bodyweight workouts do you think this is effective if I up my Marcos ? I’m 62, and started about a month ago, so its been a little slower, but its been working. Looking to add muscle mass? I just need to get my diet in check and I’ll really see some gains. That will enable you to train every … I practiced calisthenics for a year, but then took a break for 6 months. 2 warm-up sets of … If you really want, you can add some shrugs in as well but not necessary. I want to ask how I get rid off this belly fat as-well-as concentrate on getting bigger. You can begin by adding weight each session and keeping it at 8 reps until you max out like that AND then switch over to also adding reps. One question, I’m currently maxing out on about 15 reps each set with 20KG dumbbells for bench press as an example. I will be starting your work-out routine today hoping to achieve my goal. I’m at 10 reps for 3 sets currently and I’m using only this routine for working out, no cardio or bodyweight on the side. Yes, you can. I think I’m going to try a dumbbell front squat instead next time. I’ve lowered the lunge weights to 35 and this helped a lot. We provide 30-day workout plans for both men and women, with 3 difficulty levels, ideal for both beginner and pro. One-leg calf raises 3 x 12-15 . I noticed at the beginning that you have a delt and quad exercise on both days (not really worrying about the rear delt raise). Go with push ups and add a weighted backpack if you can do too many reps. Hey David, quick question. There’s just a few things I was wondering about. btw nice articles you have on ROK and good thing you have videos on YouTube about these workouts. Its saved me a lot of money and time in gym memberships. These feel like advanced workouts to me? It’s called the ESP(x)2™ Training System Approach: E = Eccentric (focus on the negative contraction of the exercise to create both mechanical tension and muscle damage)S = Stretch (focus on the stretch position of the exercise to create both mechanical tension and muscle damage)P1 = Peak Contraction (focus on the “squeeze” of the exercise in order to recruit the largest motor units and increase “neural drive”)P2 = Pump (focus on manifesting the greatest possible blood flow to the target muscle to induce metabolic stress). The routine is meant for people who only have access to, or only prefer to use dumbbells. 2. Hey david,i’m going to start this program from tomorrow.I’m a skinny guy n I really want to gain muscle mass.Will you please tell me how many calories,proteins, carbs and fats should i target to eat everyday, Hey man,plz do reply.I am eagerly waiting for your answer, Hey david Can you do this program monday to friday and take 2 days off or will it overtrain your muscles thanks great program. 1. and do you have to hit the target reps for ALL 3 sets before you increase the reps? I was just wondering, what should I do in workout A if I can’t do the lateral side raises but I can do everything else. You just need to eat enough to gain A LITTLE bit of weight. I only use Whey protein blended with oats nut butter and a banana to try and get my calories up But really struggling to gain…Cheers. Just want to say what an amazing site this is…a great routine and what an absolutely top bloke you are for making yourself accessible and answering questions! I’m also looking for something I can take more control and do it from everywhere (almost). You don’t need to go to a gym, you don’t need a whole lot of space, you … But the thing many dedicated bodybuilders tend to forget is that regardless of how great it feels to have greatly developed biceps, you shouldn’t neglect the rest of the muscles in the arm. 1. Thanks. I had struggled with bulking up, tried endless amounts of plans, but yours has finally worked! Dumbbell Bench Press (if no bench, do it on the floor – or  do a Push Up) 3. When I stand, the lower part of my lungs can be seen a little. I just feel that not being able to do the skull crusher will hamper my overall progression of the routine i.e. Wouldn’t training shoulders and legs every other day be too much? bec my gym doesn’t have bar bells. Dumbbell Curl 5. Truly admire your insight into body fitness. Late reply but if you do this routine and eat a solid diet with a good amount of protein and carbs, you should expect to put on some muscle. The first time I held it for 15 and was able to power through to 30 seconds the 2nd but it seems like it’s gonna take me some time to reach 60 seconds. Nope, unfortunately you cannot target specific areas when losing fat, it all comes off together. Can I expect gains? I might also have a stupid question. Any help is appreciated and thanks again. It’s that simple. Yo David. I think that your approach is the right one, so keep at it. Just did it for the first time and took 23 minutes. You’ll need more than 20 pound dumbbells, however. Dumbbell squats 3 x 10-12. This routine wasn’t written as a rehab routine, I just want to make sure that’s clear. I’m 5 foot 8′ and at 134 lbs, 13Percent BF,I started bulking today , what weight should i bulk up to and is this program good for that? Is that still beneficial for me? Hello there , can i do the rear delt raise with the machine which you hold both grips on each side and push backwards or the one you did is better also are the two abs exercises enough to make the abs bigger or if i want to focus on them i have to add more than two cuz i really want to be ripped everywhere upper abs and lower abs , thanks for your effort. I do this routine at home but I only own one adjustable dumbbell so I have to do each arm one at a time. When someone asks you to make a muscle, chances are you don’t flex your traps or rise onto your toes to show off your calves. I’ve been going every other day, including weekends. per month is a good target). Overall calories are far more important. I really like training i find it fun lol but i dont want to over train so is it possible if i could do 3 workout a and 2 workout b for one week then the following week i train 3 workout b and 2 workout a? I’m a skinny fat guy! 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