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Doctor insights on: 30 Minute Dumbbell Workouts

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Do you have a good circuit workout that only requires dumbbells?

Do you have a good circuit workout that only requires dumbbells?

Total body: If you want a total body workout using only dumbells then here it is. Start with lower body with lunges, then straight leg dead lift, calf raises, all can be done with dumbells. Next a bicep and tricep exercise done alternating dumbells with supinating curls into overhead extensions. Next a shoulder exercise which works all 3 heads, the Arnold press. And finally, chest press and single arm rows ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to look really lean over summer. I have a barbell, chip up bar, a bench and adjustable dumbbells. What workouts should I do?

Help docs! i'm trying to look really lean over summer. I have a barbell, chip up bar, a bench and adjustable dumbbells. What workouts should I do?

Lean muscles: To tone muscles, you need to do many reps of low or medium weight and lose body fat. Don't do heavy weights at low reps because that makes muscles larger, not lean. Push ups will tone pecs and triceps. Pull-ups, sit-ups, leg lifts to tone other muscle groups. Eat a balanced diet, including lean proteins and fresh fruits and veggies. You'll be ready by summer if you stay consistent. ...Read more

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Can i workout with kettle bell and dumbbells on alternative days to gain muscle weight?

Can i workout with kettle bell and dumbbells on alternative days to gain muscle weight?

Yes: Changing up the workout routine is good for stimulating different muscles and muscle fibers within muscles. Make sure to allow for a time period of rest to allow the muscles to repair themselves. ...Read more

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Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Sure : You can use all sort of weights to help strengthen, build, and maintain muscle. The most important thing is proper lifting techniques and to gradually work your way up to heavier weights. Also remember to add cardio to your routine. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old with mild scoliosis, can i workout with heavyweights and if so how could I pick up dumbbells and weights?

I'm 18 years old with mild scoliosis, can i workout with heavyweights and if so how could I pick up dumbbells and weights?

Trainer: Work with a trainer to first strengthen your core (midline) with use of squats, gradually increasing weights used, not too fast, and with roman chair, without weights at first then add flat weights increasing gradually. Do core strengthening for about a month before trying extremity work. Work with an experienced trainer. Wear a weight belt at all times. Always have a spotter. ...Read more

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What kind of workouts can I do with dumbbells to gain chest muscles?

What kind of workouts can I do with dumbbells to gain chest muscles?

Pec exercises : Flyes and presses, use enough weight so that you can only do about 6-12 reps, make sure that you go through a full roange of motion for optimal results. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good workout routine at home with only a treadmill and dumbbells?

Use DVDs: You've got a terrific start with all that equipment! i'm a huge fan of p90, p90x and related dvds as they are holistic and cycle through resistance, aerobic and endurance workouts. Dbs and a mat should be more than enough..The treadmill for climbing (spare the joints!) can provide some variety to your aerobic training. With a small tv monitor and dvd player you're "in business!". ...Read more

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I've got a bench with a barbell, dumbbells, pull up bar, and a treadmill, what are some workouts i could do to gain muscle?

I've got a bench with a barbell, dumbbells, pull up bar, and a treadmill, what are some workouts i could do to gain muscle?

Strength training : You'll want to do anaerobic exercises-short all out sprints on the treadmill with recovery periods in between; lower body exercises such as squats, lunges, box jumps, 4 plane straight leg raises; upright single leg balance work, varied ab work for your core; upper body such as pull-ups, push-ups, and other strength training w free weights and the bar-a good trainer should be able to get you going. ...Read more