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30 Minute Dumbbell Workouts
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
What to do if I do a 1 hour workout then I use my dumbbells and I am in so much pain the next day all over my body, should I rest?
Yes: you probably need to stop pushing so hard and cut back to avoid injury ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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
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
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