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Hey nerds, I'd like to start lifting a few times a week from home. I have a motley collection of dumbbells, a floor and a yoga mat. Can anyone recommend a good basic selection of moves for whole body strength? Thanks! [emoji8]

Currently horse riding, walking and yoga-ing.

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I posted this on a similar thread with a similar question, so to save myself the time of rewriting it, i'll just paste it here :D

With any weightlifting (be it calisthenics, barbell work, strongman, kettle bells, dumbbells), you want to base your training around big movements. Some people will call these 'natural movements' our bodies are designed to do, others will call them 'economical movements' that use lots of muscles, therefore getting better 'bang for your buck' with the time spent doing them. Regardless of who you agree with, those movements are generally: Squat, Push, Pull, Press, Hinge, Weighted Carry.

With that in mind, your dumbbell options (and these are just the ones that come to mind, I'm sure others can think of more) for these movements include:

Squat: Dumbbell Squat, Goblet Squat, Bulgarian Split Squat
Push: Dumbbell Bench Press, Dumbbell Floor Press
Pull: Dumbbell Row, Single-Arm Dumbbell Row, Kroc Row
Press: Standing Shoulder Press, Seated Shoulder Press
Hinge: Dumbbell Deadlift, Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift
Weighted Carry: Dumbbell Farmers Walk

So, hypothetically, you could knock out an AB split like this:

Goblet Squat (5x5)
Dumbbell Bench Press (3x5)
Dumbbell Row (3x5)

Dumbbell Deadlift (5x5)
Standing Shoulder Press (3x5)
Dumbbell Farmers Walk (3xTo Failure)

And that would serve you fine.

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- Jim Wendler

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