Asked by: Olguta Mowis
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th March, 2021

Are 10kg dumbbells enough to build muscle?

Lifting a 10kg dumbbell for more than 12–15 reps does precious little for muscle growth, instead you switch from training for muscles to training for endurance.

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Furthermore, can I build muscle with just dumbbells?

If you want to gain a lot of lean muscle mass, you can do so it with just dumbbells. And they don't have to be really heavy dumbbells, either. You can do it with light to medium dumbbells. You can even gain muscle without going to the gym or needing a lot of workout space.

Subsequently, question is, how many kg dumbbells should I use? As a beginner should start with 18-27 lbs PER Dumbell or a SET of 36-54 lbs, an intermediate would be 27-36 lbs PER dumbell or a SET of 54-72 lbs, and finally and advanced would use 36-45 lbs PER dumbell or a SET of 72-90 lbs. They say for women to start with 5-10 lbs per dumbell and men 10-20.

Also Know, can you build muscle with 20kg dumbbells?

20kg per hand will be risking injury if you're just starting out, and for your arm muscles it'll take you months to be able to do a full workout at that weight, but your leg, chest, and core muscles will likely need something heavier within two or three months depending on exercise frequency.

Will 5kg dumbbells build muscle?

You need very little equipment to do a basic weights programme at home. As you start needing heavier weights you may need to invest in some dumbbells. As a beginner you're likely to need weights between 2kg – 5kg. Muscles in the body vary in strength and size so you can't use the same weight for every exercise.

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