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Old 10-23-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
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Hi

I'm not quite sure if this the right place to post this question, but I am a newbie so here goes...

My gym doesn't have a proper squat rack or barbell equipement (just some wimpsy 20 mm bench press barbells). However it does have a full dumbbell set (12 kg - 60 kg in 2 kg intervals), so the natural thing to do is to squat and deadlift with dumbbells. I can find lots of instruction on dumbbell squat on the internet, but have do you deadlift with dumbbells?
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:29 AM   #2
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:59 AM   #3
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When you deadlift with dumbbells, you doesn't have to pass the bar 'through' the legs, but can just go straight up. Therefore a dumbbell deadlift resembels a squat more. So if you do dumbbell deadlifts you'll strictly not need to squat, but you can always put some dumbbell swings on top as well. They're a great deadlift substitute.

Nå, du er fra danmark ser jeg lige, så tager vi den på dansk herfra. Du kan også front squatte med vægtene. Bare sving dem op og hold dem i skulderhøjde, som når du skal lave skulderpres.
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:55 AM   #4
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Get Coach Rutherford's DVD
http://www.norcalsc.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=17&PHPSESSID=ea71 f03fb4de9a0c6baacd2a152627c2

DLs with DBs are technically easy. Bend down and grab the bell, keep your back straight and stand up. Try wide legs with the weights in between your legs. Also try narrow legs with the weights to the side. Also try one arm DLs a/k/a suitcase DL. with the DB in one hand on the side keep the back straight and stand up. Great core exercise.

For squats you'll want to hold the weights at the shoulders like a front squat or overhead. There are also some other variations, but those are the most common and useful.
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Old 10-24-2006, 05:25 AM   #5
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Wow, fisrt time I saw a multilingual thread.:lol:
Goddag Bo....hope I said that right.:happy:

Anyway, OHDB squats are fun also. It's a great core and upper body routine as well. Go to the "Exercise" section of the front page and view the training videos, they are great visuals.
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:49 AM   #6
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Yes Peter thats right on - og hej til dig!

But I don't think its wise to keep up the multilingual style - im sure the moderator would like to know whats going on. And I for one would not like to mess with mitymous :lol:

Thanks for the insight. I guess the DBSquat shown on exrx.net:
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...s/DBSquat.html
is actually more a deadlift than a squat
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Old 10-24-2006, 08:18 AM   #7
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og hej til dig!

Godt, tak:happy:

But you're re right about keeping to one language, ie: English. Besides my Danish sucks and is rusty anyway.:lol:

Look at the FAQ section as well as:http://www.brandxmartialarts.com/ for good ideas to add to your knowledge. And ask questions anytime....in English.:rofl:

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Old 10-24-2006, 09:33 AM   #8
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not to mention, doing all of the olympic lifts is really fun with dumbells.

my favorite is the one-armed DB snatch. love it.

oh, and doing an OHS with 2 dumbells? KILLER.
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:30 PM   #9
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Sumo DLs are killer with dumbells too. Not in the same way, though.

Lunges, FS, and swings are all awesome with DBs, though. Really experiment with the arm position if you do DB lunges.
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Old 10-25-2006, 05:24 AM   #10
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You might find that 1 arm deadlifts with a single DB are worthwhile and give the upper back/shoulder retraction feel of regular deadlifts more (in my experience anyway) than 2 arm DB deadlifts.
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