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Benefits of Training With Dumbbells
Training with dumbbells provides a variety of advantages. Some of the advantages are practical and some are physiological, but without a doubt, dumbbells will be a good addition to your training program.
Designing a Dumbbell Program
Designing effective resistance training programs is critical for achieving optimal results. You can use great technique and train with great intensity, but unless you follow a program that has been well thought out, you will never achieve the best results.
How to throw successful jabs
This section outlines the punches used in this programme. You will learn how to throw the jab, cross, hook and uppercut and some great exercises to make them the calorie-burning tools you want them to be. Let’s get started!
Integrating footwork skills into your stance and guard
Now that you have the tools and know-how to maintain a good guard and stance, we turn to the skill that the world-famous boxer, Muhammad Ali, was known for: footwork!
Moving from Simple to Complex Core Exercises
Start by training the four basic trunk movement patterns with dynamic or static exercises. Beginners would do well to include exercises that train single-plane basic movement patterns.
Sample Core Exercises
Lie faceup on the floor with your legs bent. Place the arms and hands across the chest. Your upper back should be slightly off the ground to maintain constant tension on the target muscles.
Sample Dumbbell Exercises: Lower Body
People sometimes have a tendency to emphasize the upper body in strength training programs because they often equate being strong and powerful with having big arms or a big chest. In reality, however, most sports are lower-body dominant.
Sample Dumbbell Exercises: Split Alternating-Feet One-Arm Jerk
Instructions 1. Stand with the feet about shoulder-width apart and rest a dumbbell on the right shoulder. 2. Sit back until you are at the depth of a vertical-jump attempt. Keep the heels on the floor.
Sample Dumbbell Exercises: Total Body
Total-body exercises, those using the major muscles groups in both the lower and upper body, are the weightlifting movements, better known as Olympic lifts.
The Benefits of Core Exercise on Swimming
Fast swimming relies on an athlete’s ability to simultaneously generate propulsive force with the arms and legs while attempting to minimize the drag resistance experienced as she knifes through the water.
The weight training programs you need for the body you desire—now with video
Expanded, enhanced, and improved, this new edition of the perennial best-selling guide provides an overview of weight training. From equipment selection to exercise technique, it has the information you need to get to work quickly, safely, and correctly, along with 40 videos illustrating many exercises found in the book.
Three ultimate cardio booster workouts
The Total Knockout Fitness ultimate cardio booster workouts provide fun, simple ways of warming up, followed by intense, sweat-breaking main sessions and finishing off on a high with some stretching techniques to help you recover from your exercise session.

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