Doctor insights on:
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
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
Yes, not too heavy: It's ok as long as you don't use them to copy homework from. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes it is: It is safe but you may not get the same effect. ...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
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
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
Weights: Start with 2lb weight and gradually work your way up. ...Read more
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