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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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