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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 Dumbbell at a time you can concentrate on one side of your body at a time.

Strengthen your weaker side with more focused repetitions.  Start with the weaker side. After working that side to fatigue, do the same number of reps on the stronger side. While you won’t be working to fatigue on the stronger side, you’ll be bringing the weaker side up to meet it, enabling you to strengthen both sides equally as you go forward.

Dumbbell Club® knows unilateral training can really help your weaker side, prevent injuries and bring you into more balance.

Crossfit competitors are doing these exercises regularly. Since 2017, Dumbbells became installed as a training protocol for Crossfit Games events. If you do Power Cleans you can benefit from doing One Arm Power Cleans for this lift, like CrossFit competitors.

Getting both sides of your body to be equal in strength takes this unilateral training method.  By using Dumbbells unilaterally, as part of a regular workout you will  definitely benefit  when trying to better your personal record.

David JohnsonUnilateral Exercises With Dumbbells


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