Dumbbell Workout And Exercise Routines
Dumbbells are a great way to workout.
Dumbbells are different than working out with a barbell because each muscle group is worked independently of one another.
For example, doing a bench press with a barbell with 100 pounds can be easier than with dumbbells because your stronger side will make up for the weaker side.
Do the same bench press movement with 50 pound dumbbells and your stronger muscle group can't make up for your weaker side so, the weaker muscle group gives out.
Is this bad? Not at all. In fact, it's better. By strengthening your weaker side, you will improve muscle development with regards to balance.
Also, you can workout with dumbbells in the gym as well as at home. In fact, these days, it's all I do. Dumbbell workouts are an effective way to build balance, power, and muscle.
Also, dumbbells allow you to position your hands whereas barbells don't. With dumbbells, you can position your palms forward, sideways, and backwards (As with the Arnold Press). This is very important because hand positions affect the way your shoulder muscles operate.
A simple adjustment of the dumbbell and you can take a huge amount of pressure off the rotator cuff muscles (Small stabalizing muscles which are very prone to injury). With barbells, your palms are always facing forward which does place a certain amount of pressure on the rotator cuffs.
Dumbbells also allow you to perform an exercise such as the bench press, in an entirely different fashion as with traditional barbells. This allows you to independently build stronger and more balanced muscle groups.
The following dumbbell workouts can be done at home or in a gym. Simply click the links below to be taken to its corresponding workout.
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