DB vs Barbell – Mon 3.19.18

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Sometimes you want to do things with dumbbells (DB).  Sometimes you want to do things with a barbell.  If you want to convert a weight from Barbell to Dumbells or vice versa, here’s a simple way to calculate:

  • BB to DBs:  Take the presribed weight, take 25% off and divide in two.  round to the nearest 5#
  • DBs to BB:  Add the weight together and add 25%.  Round Up to nearest number ending in 5

Strength:  Hang Clean & Jerk (barbell) 3-3-3-3-3

Conditioning: 15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of:
Dumbbell hang clean and jerks
Weighted pull-ups

Use one of the dumbbells for your weighted pull-ups.

Men: 50-lb. dumbbells
Women: 35-lb. dumbbells

Scroll for scaling options.


Related:
• Weighted Pull-Up Variations

Scaling
This workout should be completed relatively quickly. Choose a weight for the dumbbells that allows you to complete the set of 15 unbroken. The pull-ups might need to be broken into several sets. Choose a modification that is more challenging than you would normally use for standard pull-ups.

Intermediate Option
15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of:
Dumbbell hang clean and jerks
Strict pull-ups

Men: 35-lb. dumbbells
Women: 20-lb. dumbbells

Beginner Option
15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of:
Dumbbell hang clean and jerks
Jumping pull-ups with slowed descent

Men: 20-lb. dumbbells
Women: 10-lb. dumbbells

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