Dumbbell exercises are great for intermediate or advanced workouts as they not only have a fluid movement (compared to machines) but they are great for variety into any workout plan. Dumbbell exercises are focused on gravity and should be combined with cables, bodyweight and machines for a varied workout routine. You can also purchase magnets that go on the sides of dumbbells to help increase the weight by 2.5 pounds instead of jumping up by 5 pounds. This 'progressive overload principle' will help you lift a heavier weight.
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|Dumbbell Calf Exercise Ball Raises This dummbell calf raise exercise can be performed by sitting on a ball with your knees at a 90 degree bend. Now raise your heels using your calves to push off until you are at a ...|
|Walking Lunges To begin a walking lunge stand upright with or without weights in your hands. Now take a lunge forward while never letting your knee go 'over' your toe. Once at the bottom of the...|
|Jump Squat To perform the dumbbell Jump Squat grab light dumbbells and put them at your side. Next, proceed into a squat position with your thighs level with the ground. Explode up pushing ...|
|Split Lunge on the Ball Start by standing tall and then putting one leg back on a ball. You may need support so have your spotter close by. Now while never letting your knee over your front toe lower yo...|
|Dumbbell Power Cleans Start by standing as shown with the weights at knee height. Space your feet shoulder width apart with your head up. Lift the dumbells powerfully using mostly your legs and truck ...|
|Lunges Start by standing vertical and grasping weights in either hands. Then proceed to extend one leg forward (as shown), and then with your back straight and head up lower your body by...|
|Step Ups Start by looking at a bench infront of you and begin by lifting your any leg and then step-up onto the bench. You can either return to the starting position or lift the opposing l...|
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I go to the gym 5 days a week
Monday 1 hour of strength training and then 30 mins cardio
tuesday 60 mins of spinning ...|
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im trying to lose 30 lbs and doing alot to get there, but its not working for me..heres my schedule:
3-4 days treadmill 4-5 mph for an hour
1-2 days at gym on cardio machines for 1-2 hrs
2 days a...|
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I've always been kinda big for my age and stature. Last year, though, I decided to change my eating habits, and work out a bit more. I used to be 140 lbs, but now I'm 120. I used to do about 200 sit ups a night, as well as Dance Dance Revoluti...|
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|work out plan||Hello! I'm new to the forum...just looking on advice on how to optimize my work out plan :)
As it stands I'm doing fitness classes or jogging on my lunch hour 5 days a week...there are resistance training as well as cardio classes.
I've been do...|