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Dumbbell February: Dumbbell Burpees! by Suzanne B Posted Thu 13 Feb 2014 4:51pm You hate burpees... I know. So logically, why don't we make it even harder? Add dumbbells :) If you don't know what a burpee is, here is a step-by-step: Bend your knees with your palms on the floor.Jump back into a plankDo a pushupJump forward into the original positionJump up with one dumbbell in each hand lifted towards the ceiling Try to ... Read on »
Dumbbells vs. Dumbbells by Andra R. Posted Tue 01 Nov 2011 12:00am Being more active for the past 5 weeks has been amazing.  If I can keep overcoming my biggest obstacle, which is my own mind (aren't we all our own worst enemies when it comes to health and fitness?) then I can keep improving.  I'm getting stronger and my endurance is returning (because, let me tell you, when you don't use it, you lose it!) ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Dumbbell Wall Sits by Suzanne B Posted Wed 05 Feb 2014 2:20pm Want to work those quads? Try dumbbell wall sits! Get into the position by leaning your back on a wall and then lowering down. When you get to a point where your thighs are parallel to the floor, that's a good place to stop. Make sure your feet are about hip-width apart. Try to make the knees square so they don't go beyond your toes. Now, ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Dumbbell Side Planks by Suzanne B Posted Sun 16 Feb 2014 1:44pm As you probably know, abs are more than just the front of your midsection, and strength training for abs is more than just crunches. Side planks are a great way to work your core strength, especially your obliques (side of your abs). Let's incorporate more tension in the side plank like we've been doing all month by adding in some dumbbel ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Dumbbell Toe Reaches by Suzanne B Posted Tue 18 Feb 2014 12:00pm So this one is kind of tough. But it does really work your core. Lie on your back holding a dumbbell with your two hands over your head. Lift your legs until they are straight up and perpendicular to the floor. This is position 1. Get into position 2 by lifting the dumbbell to try to reach your toes. Your shoulders should come off the flo ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Dumbbell Jacks by Suzanne B Posted Mon 24 Feb 2014 5:26pm Get some cardio in by doing jumping jacks with a twist. It is Dumbbell February so that means we're including dumbbells. All you have to do is hold the dumbbells close to your chest, and do a regular jack opening and closing your legs. Try not to bounce your upper body back and forth as you jump. And note that my knees bend slightly and don't ... Read on »
30 Dumbbell Exercises Missing From Your Routine by Madsweat Health Maven Posted Wed 13 Jun 2012 3:56pm Some really good dumbbell exercises from the crew at the Greatist. We use these exercises when we’re designing programs for our clients.    by  Kellie Davis   If a workout consists of popping a squat on the 50-pound dumbbell to chat it up with friends, it may be time try something new. Dumbbell exercises provide a great full-body workou ... Read on »
Dumbbells For State Of The Art Home Gym Fitness Corner by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Mon 15 Feb 2010 10:04pm Dumbbells are effective tools to create that powerhouse packs that you wish to achieve. With these types of fitness equipment at home you do not have to bother yourself enrolling in a gym just to avail of the workout facilities. You can always do your own fitness workout in the privacy and convenience ... Read on »
Lifting Move of the Week: Dumbbell Row by Lori K. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 03 Nov 2010 3:51pm Geez it is dark when on my way to the gym now. I had a protein drink and drove there. The sun was making a beautiful arrival during my workout. It was about 25 degrees out.  Winter is a comin’! Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked Stiff-legged Deadlift 3 set of 10 at 85# Lower body ... Read on »
Treadmill - Dumbbell Workout by Carrots 'N' Cake Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:03pm Approximate time: 50 - 55 minutes Tip: Try not to rest too long between exercises; keep moving! Incline Speed (mph) Minutes Warm-up 1% 6.2 ... Read on »