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Isometric exercises do have their place in training, but can never replace the lift itself. The problem with isometric exercises is, that you don't have any range of motion, you just hold the weight there and contract your muscles. While that surely has a positive effect on the muscles in that position, it doesn't help much in other parts of the lift. For ...


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The shorter answer is NO. Dumbbells, by design, exercise only an arm. Barbells, by design, exercise both arms. Since deadlift is a 2-arm exercise, it cannot be completely and effectively done by dumbbells. This doesn't indicate that you cannot use dumbbells; you can use the same dumbbells for various exercises. And you can even use it for deadlift-like ...


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If you're following a regular weightlifting plan, you're likely weightlifting every other day. As a result, you should simply resume on your next workout day. Since your most successful lift was 435 lbs, you can start with 440 or 445 lbs. This way, the increment isn't too large to throw your body into a panic or lose your self-confidence. Just ease ...



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