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Couple of dumbbell questions? How many lbs should I start with at 55?

Couple of dumbbell questions? How many lbs should I start with at 55?

Form more important: The weight you lift with each exercise is much less important than the form you use. Make sure you are performing each dumbbell exercise appropriately. Use the full arc of motion, and go slow rather than fast with each repetition. Start with very light weight so that you can easily do 8-12 repetitions of each exercise for 3 total sets. You can slowly increase as your strength and endurance improve. ...Read more

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How can I build forearm/extensor muscles with only a couple of dumbbells?

How can I build forearm/extensor muscles with only a couple of dumbbells?

Wrist curls flex/ext: Grip dumbbells with elbows flexed to 90 degrees and arms resting at your side. With palms facing up, flex your wrist toward your body for 8-12 repetitions. This will work your wrist flexors on the palmar aspect of your forearms. For wrist extensor muscles, simply pronate your forearms so that your palms face toward the ground, perform 8-12 extension repetitions. Do 3 sets for both muscle groups. ...Read more

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How can I build forearm/extensor muscles with only a couple of dumbbells and a chinup bar?

How can I build forearm/extensor muscles with only a couple of dumbbells and a chinup bar?

Ask a trainer: You can build the above muscle groups using the tools you mentioned. There are several exercise options. Discuss this with a trainer so he can design an appropriate routine to fulfill and balance your goals and body needs. ...Read more

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16yrs male... 3 inches away from maximum height....can I start lifting weights....I'm 150lbs....will 20 lbs dumbbells in each hand stunt my growth.

16yrs male... 3 inches away from maximum height....can I start lifting weights....I'm 150lbs....will 20 lbs dumbbells in each hand stunt my growth.

Outstanding!: Great time to start weight training. Your bones and growth plates in those bones are ready. Dumbbells are a great way to train. Use multi joint exercises instead of single joint..... That is, lunges and dumbbell presses instead of straight bicep curls..... Great way to work on your core muscles..... Abdomen, hips, pelvis ...Read more

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My question is what is recommended for gaining weight ? Im 5'5 and 98 lbs i have no health problems and eat a lot Is there a pill or would ensure help

My question is what is recommended for gaining weight ? Im 5'5 and 98 lbs i have no health problems and eat a lot Is there a pill or would ensure help

See below: In order to increase your weight you must eat or drink more calories daily than you burn up. But you don't want just more fat on the body so it's important to build muscle also. In order to do this you increase the amount of food you eat daily. Follow a mediterranean type diet and start a strength training muscle building program. For information on diet go to http://bit.ly/1FMQO4d ...Read more

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Hi i have asked for abt 2 questions bt it has been a couple of hours i havent got any answers pls reply thnx...

Trying: The docs use a different set of tools than the members. I have not found a way to search the questions by member name and don't know if that is possible. I have scrolled down the pending questions, which is not in chronological order, and haven't found your questions yet, but will keep looking. ...Read more

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I'm 179 lbs and I only eat 1 meal per day becuase I don't get hungry. Is this safe? I have lost a couple of pounds doing it and my friend also.

I'm 179 lbs and I only eat 1 meal per day becuase I don't get hungry. Is this safe? I have lost a couple of pounds doing it and my friend also.

Wrong way to Lose Wt: It isn't always about low calories. Your metabolism will slow if you only eat once daily and then you will soon see the pounds return quicker than you lost them. #1 eat breakfast #2 eat 3-5 times per day #3 reduce calories by about 500/day #4 engage in aerobic activity 4-6x/wk, 40mins #5 don't diet, change your lifestyle. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a couple questions about h1n1- what are its characteristics?

What to do if I have a couple questions about h1n1- what are its characteristics?

H1N1: Go ahead and ask. Please ask one question for each entry. Design your H1N1 questions so that they are specific and clear. Re-ask. ...Read more