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Adjustable Dumbbells That Will Amazingly Strengthen Your Muscles During Workouts

Have some weights! Your home gym will never be completed without a set of adjustable dumbbells around. They are one of the best tools to build and strengthen your muscles during your workout sessions. Be ready for a strength-training!

#3: Ironmaster 45-pound Quick-Lock Adjustable Dumbbells

These dumbbells are focused on strength training that comes with a 45-pound starter set (90 pounds total between two dumbbells) or you can get the larger, 75-pound version (150 pounds total) that includes a convenient stand for storing the loose plates. The handles for the 45- and 75-pound sets are the same and both sets are expandable up to a large 120 pounds (or even 165 pounds with a custom add-on) per handle although the 45-pound unit does not come with the stand. They are easy to adjust, it uses a patented screw-pin technology that allows the user to make a quarter-turn (aligning a notch in screw-pin with a notch in the dumbbell base) to quickly release the screw and add and subtract weight plates. It comes with a 5-pound dumbbell handle or base, two 2.5-pound screws, six 5-pound plates, and two 2.5-pound plates. Hence, weight configurations can be adjusted in 2.5-pound increments that allows all kinds of loading options. It features a fantastic diamond grip on the stainless steel dumbbell base. Unfortunately, its loose plates are not good for storage and shipping.

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#2: StairMaster TwistLock Adjustable Dumbbells

These dumbbells are focused on conditioning and speed of changing weights. It only takes a turn of the handle to adjust their weight in 5-pound increments. They have the smallest footprint compared to others. Depending on how much weight you’ve selected, they can get smaller or bigger. You just have to simply twist the handle clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the weights in 5-pound increments from 5 to 50 pounds which take 2 seconds to start lifting again. The con to these dumbbells is that the handle to lock into the weights when you assemble them.

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#1: Bowflex SelectTech 552

These dumbbells are of high build quality that is ideal for beginners. It has great performance that comes with a fantastic set of instructional materials that made it to the top of our list for the best adjustable dumbbells you can buy. It comes with a workout DVD that contains safety tutorials and more than 30 detailed exercise demonstrations on how to use the weights for each muscle group. It offers an amazing variety of weight incrementation for workout customization. Offset weight settings allow you to work more of your stabilization muscles to balance an unbalanced dumbbell. Plus, it is low maintenance at a very affordable price!

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18 Ways to Get Fit On the Couch

Just when you thought a couch is only for sitting or relaxing, think again! It’s also for fitness.

Fitness doesn’t have to be confined in the four corners of a gym. It also doesn’t require any type of equipment all the time. Modifying your exercises and making use of what you have around you can greatly benefit your body. Here are ways you can use a couch for fitness purposes.

1. Inclined Push-up

2. Couch Squat

3. Tricep Dip

4. Shoulder press

5. Single Leg Lunges

6. Hip Bridges

7. Seated Leg Raise

8. Bicep Curls

9. Pistol Squats

10. Push-up

11. Z Lifts

12. Couch Crunches

13. Vee sit hold

14. Couch Glute Bridge

15. Plank

16. Bulgarian Split Squat

17. Clamshells

18. Flutter Kicks

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16 Most Effective Thigh Workout Moves EVER

Build stronger and toner thighs with these workouts.

The legs are the area that many females prefer to target in the gym. And so, it is essential to build leaner muscles in this area. These 16 hip exercise movements when coupled with good nutrition and a total loss of weight, can assist you in constructing a powerful lower body.

1. Sumo Squat

2. Dumbbell Squat Press

3. Reverse Lunge (via womenshealthmag.com)

4. Lunges with Dumbbells

5. Plie Squat

6. Curtsy Lunge

7.  Plyometrics: Jump Squat

8. Single-Leg Deadlift With Kettlebell

9. Frog Bend

10. High-Knee Oblique Twist

11. Side Lateral Lunge

12. Side Squat with Band

13. Inner Thigh Toning Leg Lift

14. Goblet Squat with Kettlebell

15. The Single-Leg Circle

16. Seated Ball (or Pillow) Squeeze

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14 Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

Apply these moves today to get rid of love handles!

“Love handles” are skin areas extending out of hips. Combined with tight clothing, love handles can be pronounced, but tight clothing alone is not responsible. Excess fat accumulation around the hips and abdominal area is indicated in them. So now, you’ve been trying situps, cardio and dumbbell side bends, but there’s nothing on your side to get rid of that stubborn fat belly. It may be time to modify or begin a fresh fitness routine. Here are moves to get rid of those love handles in no time.

1. Side Plank

2. Bicycle Crunches

3. Turkish Get-up

4. Hollow Body Hold

5. Flutter Kicks With Resistance Band

6. Box Jump

7. Double leg stretch

8. Mountain climbers

9. Plank

10. Weighted Russian twists

11. Bird-Dog

12. Plank and Rotate

13. Standing Ab Rollout

14. Sledgehammer Swings

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