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Eating Healthy is Costly

  Eating healthy costs much more than eating processed foods. However, there are healthy foods you can eat that won’t break the bank. The cheapest protein available are eggs.  They don’t have a lot of calories and they’re healthy. You would have to eat hundreds of eggs a day to be concerned about increasing your cholesterol or to worry about

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Working Around Injures

No matter if you’re a weekend warrior, a conditioned athlete or new to regular workouts, there are times when you might find yourself working around an injury.   It’s important to keep working out, while being mindful of the injury. For example, if you have a foot injury you can work out your upper body.  We understand it’s a hassle

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Unilateral Exercises With Dumbbells

  Unilateral exercises are an important part of any strength-training routine. Unilateral training involves training limbs individually, rather than engaging both sides together.  Everyone has a weak side. Bilateral training allows your dominant side to compensate for your weaker side. This can set you up for injuries later. Unilateral exercises allow you to train away these differences. By using one

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Abs are Made in the Kitchen

Many people gauge whether they’re in shape or not by checking their abs.   We are sure you have witnessed gym members doing hundreds of sit-ups and hundreds of leg raises without any results. You can also do as much cardio as possible and still not move the fitness needle to better abs. It’s true if you aren’t reducing calories in

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Incredible Artwork

We just inducted 3x Mr Olympia Frank Zane @officialfrankzane in the Dumbbell Club Hall of Fame @TheFitExpo in San Diego September 27th and Frank’s representative shared this incredible mural artwork by Clap Meataxe Design @themeataxe of Frank Zane and Phil Heath @philheath Watch this video…….    

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Your Thoughts Impact Your Workout

By Dr. Patti Johnson Did you know that you have about 60,000 thoughts a day?  Most are repetitive, and 95% or more are the same thoughts you had yesterday.  Some are positive thoughts, other negative, and some are fearful or dysfunctional.  In addition, most of your thinking is not in the present moment.  It tends to be focused on the

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The Mind is Willing, but the Body Can’t Keep Up

An athlete’s mind might never lose its competitive drive, but the body won’t always respond like it did when you were younger.  When you start feeling more age related aches and pains, it’s time to change your workout to accommodate this process. It’s just a fact of life that the risk of an injury increases as you age,  if you

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Music or No Music During a Workout?

Is it just background noise or are you actually listening to the song when you are training? My personal experience has been, if it’s a new playlist I am practically dancing in my head to every song. But, if I haven’t changed my playlist in awhile,  it’s just noise. Once or twice in my workout, I will actually become aware

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The Off Season Diet Dilemma

Either you’re eating to gain weight or to lose weight. Either you’re trying to gain muscle and lose body fat.  There’s a competition weight and an off season weight. It’s a vicious cycle when you compete in Bodybuilding. Many novice competitors eat as many calories as possible to increase their weight. Hopefully they learn a valuable lesson when following this kind

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How Much Time Should I Spend in a Gym Workout?

Many people think that the longer you spend in a gym, the quicker the results will come.  Dumbbell Club believes the opposite will happen if you spend too much time in the gym. Spending too much time can lead to over training and loss of muscle gains. Especially if you think you have to do a two hour workout each

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