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Dehydration Affects Your Gym Performance

If your workouts are dragging, it’s probably because your dehydrated. Everyone’s different when it comes to the amount of water they should intake and it will vary with heat and exercise. The general guideline is to drink eight 8oz glasses of water a day and if you’re a Bodybuilder drink ten glasses. Drink a glass of water immediately when you

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Are you on a Diet?

Everyone is on a diet. You are either on a weight loss diet, a weight maintaining diet, or a weight gaining diet. Each have different diet requirements, and you are on one of them.  Your diet may be unconscious or planned. If you are trying to lose weight you have to burn off more calories than you take in.  Adding cardio to

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Dumbbell Club Hall of Fame

On January 27th @thefitexpo in Los Angeles, 5 incredible inductees were honored with the Golden Dumbbell Award and inducted in the Dumbbell Club Hall of Fame.   The 1st inductee won the 2017 and 2018 Classic Physique Mr Olympia, Breon Ansley @breonma_. He was surprised when his father Miles inducted him. It was a beautiful moment on stage between father

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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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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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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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Enjoy the Week Leading Up to the 2018 Mr. Olympia 

On September 14, the 2018 Mr Olympia begins. This attracts the best male and female bodybuilding/fitness competitors in the world. Competitors from around the world come to Las Vegas for the week.  They qualified either by winning an @IFBB_Pro_league show or acquired enough points to get an invitation. This is one of their most important weeks of prep. These Olympians

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Crossfit Competitors Earn My Respect One Event at a Time

After following these Crossfit athletes on social media and watching it on TV the last 5 years during @Reebok @CrossfitGames, Dumbbell Club is still so impressed. These athletes are fine-tuned machines. The exercises they do to get ready to compete aren’t your typical lifts or exercises. They just started using dumbbells in their event protocol and that has competitors guessing

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The Transformation in the Sport of Bodybuilding

When I started competing in 1981 until I stopped competing in 1992, Bodybuilding had 2 Divisions, Men’s Bodybuilding and Women’s Bodybuilding.  They also had Novice within those Divisions for 1st time competitors. After taking off 20 years, I returned to the sport in 2012 and it was quite different. They added Mens Bodybuilding 212 Division, Men’s Physique, Women’s Figure, Women’s

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The Mr Olympia Title is the Crown Jewel of Bodybuilding 

Joe Weider was the Founder of the IFBB Mr Olympia and the first contest was held on September 18, 1965, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, with Larry Scott winning the first of two titles. But, it wasn’t until 1977 when Frank Zane @officialFrankZane was awarded with the 1st coverted, Eugen Sandow trophy.     This is

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