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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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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

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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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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