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.
|Picture||Name of Dumbbell Exercise|
|Dumbbell Flys While lying on a bench holding the dumbbells at arms length with a slight bend at the elbow, raise the dumbbells (as shown) to the top. Keeping full tension upon the pectorals at ...|
|Ball Incline Dumbbell Press Sit on the ball and roll out with dumbbells so that the middle of your back is on the ball, and bring your hands to the side as shown. Now get in a squat position so that your fee...|
|Dumbbell Flat Bench Chest Press This compound dumbbell flat chest press can be performed lying supine on a bench with your feet firmly on the floor and your arms holding dumbbells out to the side with a 90 degree...|
|Incline Dumbbell Press Lower the dumbbells down to the level of your body (as shown). Raise the dumbbells slowly, keeping them steady with your abdominals flexed. This exercise is the most difficult be...|
|Rotator Cuff - External Rotation Dumbbells Lie on your right side with a rolled-up towel under your right armpit. Stretch your right arm above your head. Keep your left arm at your side with your elbow bent to 90° and the f...|
|Rotator Cuff - Internal Rotation Lie on your right side. Keep your left arm along the upper side of your body. Bend your right elbow to 90°. Keep the right forearm resting on the table. Now roll your right shoulde...|
|Rotator Cuff Start by lying on your stomach on a table or a bed. Put your left arm out at shoulder level with your elbow bent to 90° and your hand down. Keep your elbow bent and slowly raise y...|
|Rotator Cuff In a standing position, start with your right arm halfway between the front and the side of your body, thumb down. Raise your right arm until almost level (about a 45° angle). (Hin...|
|Dumbbell Lateral Inline Shoulder Raise This dumbbell isolation shoulder exercise can be performed by lying on an incline bench with your upper body and one foot on the ground. Now with one hand holding a dumbbell and d...|
|Incline Front Raises |
lie face down on a 45 degree incline bench holding a dumbbell in each hand. Allow your arms to hangdirectly below your shoulders. Raise your arms forward until they are paral...
|Arnold Press The arnold press can be completed sitting or standing. To begin, grasp a dumbbell in each hand and raise the weights to top position of a dumbbell curl. As you raise the dumbbell...|
|Front Raises Start with the weight at your side, and again sit comfortably with a ninety degree angle in your knees and keep your head and back straight. Now keeping a slightly bent arm and pa...|
|Dumbbell Press or Shoulder Press This seated front dumbbell press is performed on a bench by sitting vertical with dumbbells in both hands. Start with the dumbbells as shown in a 90 degree position. Raise and pr...|
|Dumbbell Incline Lateral Raises Incline side raises or Lateral Incline side raises are performed seated on an incline bench with dumbbells in hand and palms ALWAYS facing the floor. Slowly bring the weight up un...|
|Reverse Overhead Dumbbell Laterals |
Sit down on a bench. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand and extend your arms until they are parallel with the floor and palms up. Keep a slight bend in the arms. Slowly lift your...
|Side Raises Kneeling down with the cable behind your body, keeping your head and back straight, raise the weight to your side with a slight bend in your arm (until it is level with the ground)...|
|Rear Raises (On the Ball) With the weights between your legs and palms in, keeping your back and head level with the ground. As well, as your knees at a ninety degree angle raise the weights with your palm...|
|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 ...|
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|Abdominal frustration||Hi guys,
I have a rather peculiar problem. I bought weight training sets (dumbbells, bench and all that) and been lifting them for two months. There is very good improvement in my physique, but I am unable to reduce my waist size, nor flatten it. ...|
|workout routine||Hi. I am 14 years old + 5'10 and 140 lbs. My goal is to build muscle so i can be big and cut. I also want to lose some fat around my stomach and triceps. Theres only a little bit of fat but i want to get rid of it. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays...|
|will this work out schedule work better?||monday- chest/triceps
OR should i put shoulders on friday too and cancel cardio
and how many exercises should one do to gain mass
i read from sites that one should only do 1 exercise (3se...|
I've been lifting weights for a couple of months now. I notice that I've lost fat and also the "loose" muscles around my arms/chest/shoulders have tightened considerably. If I touch my biceps, triceps etc., I DO feel they are somewhat harde...|
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This is my current routine:
Considering changing it too:
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