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I know heavy weights and low reps gets you big and lighter weights with lots of reps gets you toned.

Howevah.... I only have 2x15# dumbells and 2x20# dumbells in my basement.

An upper body workout includes:
20#
bench press
flys
rows (for the back)
shoulder shrugs
triceps
obliques

15#
curls reg
boxer press
curls (hammer)
military press
curls (? - to the outside)

I do these really fast and close together, so it gets aerobic. I've been doing 2 sets of 12 for each exericse. Doing the 20# group first, then the 15# group.

But, I kinda seem to be gaining muscle mass. I can't imagine using lighter weights.

Would 3 sets of 8 be better for me than 2 sets of 12, if my goal is to build strength and tone - yet not gain too much extra weight and bulk?

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My educated guess is that the two sets of 12 would be more beneficial for toning purposes. I don't think you'll see a lot of mass build-up using those light of weights though no matter what you do.
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