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Are dumbbell flys effective?

Are dumbbell flys effective?

Depends: Dumbell flys will exercise your deltoids and pectoral muscles in particular. This is effective if your goal is to increase the strength of these muscles. ...Read more

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Are 6kg dumbbell weights any good for beginners?

Are 6kg dumbbell weights any good for beginners?

Possibly: If used in a program of graded increase in weights and generally good exercise, dumbell weights of various strengths can be helpful. You should exercise through stiff ness but not through pain. A good physical exercise counselor can help design a program depending upon your goals. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i lift bricks as dumbells?

Please tell me, could i lift bricks as dumbells?

Although possible.: You wouldn't be able to hold it the same way to work muscles. It could fall and cause crush injury. It's rough texture could lead to abrasions. ...Read more

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Can girls use dumbbells in gym.

Can girls use dumbbells in gym.

Absolutely: Yes, weight and resistance training is fine for both men and women. Make sure to start low and go slow. Work with someone knowledgable like a personal trainer initially to learn good form and prevent injury. Good luck. ...Read more

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My chin hurts after hitting it on a dumbbell. Ice it?

My chin hurts after hitting it on a dumbbell. Ice it?

Sore chin: If the chin is just sore after hitting it with a dumbell, then i would ice it 20 minutes every hour for the first 2 days. If you are not allergic, you can also take an anti-inflammatory medicine like advil (ibuprofen) or naproxen. If there is any change in your teeth fitting together, then you should definitely see a dentist or physician. ...Read more

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Are dumbbells better than barbells for weight training?

Are dumbbells better than barbells for weight training?

Just different: Both are beneficial for weight training. Dumbbells allow greater range of motion and require the use of accessory muscles more. Barbells are more restrictive, but strengthen your primary muscle groups and are generally less likely to cause injury. ...Read more

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What weight should I start in for dumbbells for home weight training?

What weight should I start in for dumbbells for home weight training?

Strength training: Start 2-5 pounds in each hand. Once your body becomes stronger, you can choose to gradually increase the amount. Ideally, a strength workout should include 8 to 10 exercises targeting the major muscle groups. Take care. ...Read more

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Can exercising with a swiss ball and dumbells be considered a complete workout?

Can exercising with a swiss ball and dumbells be considered a complete workout?

It's a great workout: So much can be done with so little. You can essentially work out every muscle group with the right combination of weights. Start with a pair of 2.5lb, 5 lb, 10 lb, 15 lb and 20 lb dumbbells, no more is needed, start simple.Start with exercise that work more than one muscle group at a time. Remember. Core strength is the foundation all exercises build upon. ...Read more

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What age is recommended for a child to start doing weight training with dumbells?

What age is recommended for a child to start doing weight training with dumbells?

No recommendation: There is no recommended age. A child can start weight training when and if they are interested in doing so, and so long as they are properly instructed in how to properly lift; safety first! as a general rule for prepubertal kids, they should stick with lighter weights and avoid max. Weights. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could bench press and curl dumbells pain free I have low bulge disc?

Can you tell me how I could bench press and curl dumbells pain free I have low bulge disc?

It is possible: Lifting weights is not a good idea at all for you with your condition. You can discuss with your doctor if it would be okay to try bicep curlsmwith a weight belt on. I think bench pressing may be too much strain on the lower back even with a belt. ...Read more

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I have one medium size dumbbell and i want to improve my chest because its so small or thin. What is the best home exercise for me?

I have one medium size dumbbell and i want to improve my chest because its so small or thin. What is the best home exercise for me?

Get another dumbbell: You can do bench presses with two, depending on their weight. You can do flies by exxtending your arms while laying on your back and raising the dumbbells to the middle of your chest. Also, you can do pushups in a variety of ways! the dumbbell exercise is analogous to the picture! ...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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Does dumbbell lifting can make me shorter?

Does dumbbell lifting can make me shorter?

Probably not...: Unless the stress of the additional weight compresses and damages your growth plates. That will just decrease your "potential" height - not make you shorter. ...Read more

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Would lifting dumbbells help me lose my arm fat?

Would lifting dumbbells help me lose my arm fat?

Not necessarily.: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be arm fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed.Tone arms w standing biceps curl w dumbbells, hammer curls w dumbbells, triceps kickback w dumbbells ; lying triceps extension w. ...Read more

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Why does my elbow area hurt after lifting dumbbells?

Why does my elbow area hurt after lifting dumbbells?

Overuse: Likely you are overusing or straining the muscles that originate from you elbow during your workout. ...Read more