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Dumbbells are small bars with added weights at both ends that are normally used with one hand. Depending on the type of dumbbell these weights are fixed or interchangeable. They are used for weight lifting or strength endurance exercises.

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How to increase suitcase carry endurance?

I have a rather practical problem... I want to be able to carry 10kg bag from store to home without taking any breaks. In other words: I want to be able do a nonstop suitcase carry for 10-15 minutes ...
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name of this exercise

I search for the name of this exercices : (I am very strong in drawings) the arm is against the body with the dumbbell in suspension keep the elbow glued to the body and raise the forearm we finish ...
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What is the Difference in Movement between Dumbbell Squats and Dumbbell Deadlifts? [duplicate]

When searching on YouTube for the correct execution of dumbbell squats and dumbbell deadlifts, several videos show a nearly identical motion sequence. However, some practitioners have the dumbbells in ...
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Dumbbell weight steps don't match my next progress step

I'm a 50 yo man doing general core strengthening exercises with adjustable dumbbells at home. Generally each of the exercises I do at medium weight, 3 sets of 10 reps a few times a week. My dumbbell ...
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Dumbbell deadlift vs. squats

I'm fairly new to heavy lifting. I've been working out at home with adjustable dumbbells (my only equipment). Working out 3 times/week, among the exercises I've had recommended are deadlifts and ...
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Shoulder dumbbell press scapula and shoulder positioning

I have noticed that the typical db shoulder press starts from a position where elbows and arms(including dumbbells) are perfectly parallel to the body in most images I see online, looking like the end ...
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One arm won't fold after some reps while doing bicep dumbbell curls

Currently I am a beginner in muscle building and to train my bicep muscles I am using dumbbells and I am performing dumbbell curls with them. While performing the curls, after some reps my left arm ...
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Define lower chest ( dumbells of 5 kg -after 10kg and goes on ) - Home

I have seen many answers on how "to define the lower chest". I see something interesting as an answer "As your feet go higher, you're targeting more of the lower-chest." Is that ...
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Dumbbell bench press: how to get into position

when I practice dummbbell bench press, I'm afraid more of how to get into the right position than how to perform the exercise. Precisely, these are the steps that should be performed (images taken ...
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My spinlock collars keep coming loose all the time

I have a set of iron dumbbell/barbell using 1" spinlock (York I think). Ever since new the collars come loose within a few reps even though they have a rubber insert. I was wondering can I use ...
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Dumbbell Pallof Press?

Is it possible to still perform the Pallof Press correctly with dumbbells? If my understanding of this exercise is correct, it is more of an anti-rotation exercise and I'm uncertain if the benefits ...
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How to increase weights if the weight is already low?

I am doing training only for my sake, i.e., for general activity and slightly better body. I don't have any long term goals. I exercise twice a week in winters and once every two days in spring and ...
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How to adjust weights to my short stature?

TLDR: I'm significantly shorter than an average man. How should I (or Should I) take this into account when choosing my weights? I'm an absolute beginner who has recently started exercising with ...
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Is it a bad idea to do double dumbbell exercises with a single dumbbell?

My sad home gym consists of an exercise bench and a single adjustable-weight dumbbell. I've been using this random Athlean-X video as a template, but three of the suggested eight exercises use two ...
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How can I improve my renegade row?

I've been using the ASICS Studio app for workouts recently. I've seen an improvement in my ability to do several exercises, but one of the ones that I still struggle with is the renegade row. I'm not ...
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Good hypertrophy program if you only have dumbbells?

So I'm stuck staying at home now and for the foreseeable future, and I don't have enough equipment to keep up with strength goals. Specifically, I have no barbell, no rack, etc. I do have dumbbells ...
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Expected progress for beginners in 6 months

I've started weight training a few weeks ago with light weights. 39 years, 189cm, 89kg, never trained before. Right now I'm doing 2 sets of 10 reps with 6.5kg dumbells in bench press. I can do more, ...
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How do I calculate the calories and proteins intake given these parameters?

I know it depends on many parameters, and it's subjective. I'm asking for an approximation, I don't need exact values. My goal is to get "bigger", to gain muscles weight. I'm 1.85m. 75.3 Kgs. Due ...
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Workouts with 80 lbs. Kettlebell and Two 40 lbs. Dumbbells to build Muscle

Background on me: I'm 19 and I've been lifting for about 1.5 years now but more consistently for the past month and have been doing on-off for the past couple months since August, and as my university ...
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How to train and build up for loading heavy dumbbells for chest and shoulder press?

For chest & shoulder press, a typical way to get load (or set up initial position) is to kick dumbbells up with feet, with advantage of momentum ( & use of biceps) bring the dumbbells to ...
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Frontal Elevations VS Military Press: Differences in terms of muscles used, hypertrophy and speed of progression in terms of number of repetitions?

I would want to know what are these differences between dumbells frontal elevations and dumbells military press?
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I am using dumbbells to exercise and I was wondering what to do when you go to the maximum dumbbell you have?

I am using dumbbells to exercise and I was wondering what to do when you go to the maximum dumbbell weight you have? Should I increase the amount of sets I do and if so how many sets is to high or is ...
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Is Thumb position important in dumbell exercise

While doing any dumbbell or barbell exercises, is it okay to place the thumbs 'outwards' instead of curling them on the grip? For instance, when doing a hammer curl, can I put my thumbs outwards, ...
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What can I do to work on uneven shoulders / back?

During a bench press, on the way down, my spotters tell me that my barbell is coming down a bit slanted, which I think means that I have uneven shoulders / back. What can I do instead to correct this?...
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Could have benefits of one arm dumbell bench-press?

I have incorporated dumbell bench-presses into my workout routine. I use progressive overloading, so every second or third workout I increase the weight I lift. Until now it has worked well and I have ...
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Dumb Bell Routine to Build Muscle

Hi I'm looking for an exercise routine I can implement with the equipment I have: Adjustable Dumb Bells 5-45 lbs. (non-adjustable) Workout bench. I'm also open to Calisthenics and cardio. My goals ...
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How much does an empty iron adjustable hand dumbbell weigh?

How much does the stick (bar) by itself weigh? The bars (2) can be shown in the picture
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Feedback on current work-out scheme

My new work-out scheme is the following: Monday: Chest, back, shoulders, triceps (pull-ups palm forward and backward, diamond push-ups, pullovers, tricep dips) Tuesday: Legs, abs (squats, lunges, ...
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Recommendations/tips/improvements for a training program with my current gear

I am 18 years old, 66kg (146lbs) and 180cm (5'11"). Gear: treadmill, power tower (pull/chin-ups and dips), two dumbbells with weights of 30kg (max. of 20kg per dumbbell), a resistance cable and a ...
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bicep definition with palm facing out (using dumbbells)

I recently started weight training with dumbbells only. My biceps definition with palms facing in are coming along nicely when I fold my arms but they are flat when palms are facing out or parallel to ...
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I swim 3 days a week — How much and when should I run, and lift dumbbells?

I recently took up on swimming in the mornings, monday, wednesday and friday Occasionally, I also run. I can easily do 6K or 10K (and rarely sometimes 15k) I want to exercise more often, ...
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Shoulder shrug with weight limitation

I am doing shoulder shrugs, I can do 66 pounds, but that is max weight available. My question is can i use barbell like dumbbells and do side shrugs or does weight being far away from center will ...
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How to maximize dumbbell workouts?

So I do not belong to a gym, but my apartment building has a one. All I have access to are dumbbells that start at 10 and go up to 50. How could I maximize my workouts with these dumbbells? I have ...
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What are some good 10 minute dumbbell workout for the whole body? [closed]

Do you have any idea's what could be a good 10 minute dumbbell workout? I'm looking for compound exercises for the whole body.
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Getting ripped only by dumbells

I am a man who, due to privacy issues, do not like to go to the gym. But one of my biggest dreams, like any other men in my age (20's), is to have a beautiful body and ripped muscles. I have been ...
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Adding weight to one leg squats

Is it okay to hold dumbbell in right hand for right leg squats, and vice-versa (it feels most comfortable for me). Or should I use 1 dumbbell for each hand?
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Peck deck machine vs dumbbells flyes [closed]

I don't use the peck deck machine. If someone say can do 100 kg on the peck deck how much can he do with dumbbells flyes?
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What are the Alternatives of One Arm Dumbbell Row?

I have recently started using from last one month. After getting up from beginner level, I am moving to alternatives of few exercise. I am asking this to know about One arm dumbbell row alternatives. ...
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More sets with smaller weight vs. more reps with higher weight

I have read the old saying that one should focus on more weight and fewer reps for muscle gain and vice versa for endurance gain. I have also read about most exercises that a set should be between 8 ...
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Between barbell and dumbbell?

I have a fitness tool which is somewhat between barbell and dumbbell. I don't know what this is called. It is a bar that is 60cm (24 inches) long and is supposed to hold a steel plate or plates to ...
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What is Olympic dumbbell?

What is olympic dumbbell? Is it a kind of dumbbell or just a dumbbell brand name? Is it something different from ordinary dumbbell?
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Gym has max 30 kgs dumbbells; how to progress?

My local gym has dumbbells up to 30 kgs. I can bench several multiples of that. How to do progressive flys and DB presses with this limitation? (There is a pec fly machine, but it tops out at 80 kgs) ...
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Dumbbell effectiveness

I am a 14 year old male. I am overweight and weigh about 60 kg. My height is 5feet 5inches . I want to develop muscle and loose fat for which I have bought a pair of fixed dumbbells 3 kg each. Can ...
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Difference between curls with dumbbells and barbells when bicep curling

I generally do normal biceps curls using dumbbells of 10 kilograms on each hand. With that I am able to do 20 curls with each hand at a stretch( I am a beginner). However I tried today lifting a rod ...
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Dumbell routine issue

Been doing weights the last few weeks now. Leaving my ego at the door - I'm a small build kinda guy. I started off at 5kg then worked my way up to 10. I'm currently doing 8-12 reps of bicep curls, ...
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Dumbbell exercise

Someone told me that while I am practicing weight lifting using dumbbells, namely lifting the dumbbell from low waist region to say shoulder or chest level, if I move my shoulders while lifting it up, ...
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Is there a minimum intensity a strength program needs (payoff=0 below that threshold)?

I'd really appreciate some advice on a specific question I have about my workout program. I am a 34 year old male of medium build, 1.80m (5'10") tall. My purpose is simply to be "fitter", meaning a ...
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Workout using only dumbbells to burn fat and build muscles?

I have no time to go to the gym, my house is very small to buy large gym equipments and all I can buy is a set of dumbbells. I have only one hour per day to train. Currently I'm 79 KGs and I want to ...
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Pinky finger movement affected by lifting weights?

Since I started lifting several months ago, I have noticed that my pinkies' (both of them) movement has been affected. This is more noticeable right after waking up in the morning, and consists on the ...
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Are barbells really more beneficial than dumbbells?

A lot of experienced bodybuilder a will claim that dumbbells are less beneficial and for higher reps and that the barbells are what is really important... Is this true?
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