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A Dumbbell Question

Post by TimG » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am

Are the weights prescribed for dumbbell exercises refering to the TOTAL weight of both dumbbells or of EACH dumbbell? For example, I'm doing a Romanian deadlift with dumbbells, which indicates 15 reps at 50 lbs. I understand that exercises done with one arm only, the weight refers to the weight of one dumbbell.

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Re: A Dumbbell Question

Post by stuward » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:51 am

Generally the weight is given per dumbbell. So in your example you would use one 50# dumbbell. If you were doing an exercise that used two dumbbells then each would be 50#.
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