Here’s How To Do Dumbbell Flyes The Right Way

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

I asked Roland in Body Works Gym, Enniskillen, to demonstrate the correct technique for doing standard lying dumbbell flyes, and he did them very nicely. I uploaded it to my channel on YouTube™. It’s embedded below. The best way to learn this is to get a “feel” for the exercise even before trying it yourself. Things to note:

  • position
  • comfortable weight
  • breathing (more…)

How To Do Standing Dumbbell Curls Nicely

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Here’s Roland again, demonstrating Standing Dumbbell Curls this time.

Points to watch for include:

  • he’s using a belt
  • standing comfortably and straight
  • starting position of the weight
  • smooth action up to face level (more…)

What Is Espresso? – History And Evolution

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

What Is EspressoIn recent years, it appears that our tastes have turned toward upgrades of some of the most basic of life’s pleasures. We like our water purified and bottled and we like our coffee’s flavor to be enhanced. One of the most widespread trends in enhancing the flavor of coffee is enjoying fine espresso. It’s one of today’s most popular beverages, and in fact has been around for many years. (more…)

Tips For Choosing A Good Sewing Machine

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Choosing A Sewing MachineAt first glance, it may seem like choosing a good sewing machine would be quick and easy. But, in reality, sewing machines come in a wide variety of price ranges and feature sets. It definitely pays to do some research before you make a purchase.

The first step in choosing your sewing machine starts at home. By that I mean, take stock of exactly how you plan to use your sewing machine. For example, if you need a sewing machine primarily to make repairs on clothing, sew on a Girl Scout patch here and there and hem pants and skirts, you’ll be looking for a much less heavy duty and much less costly machine than if you plan to take up custom embroidery. (more…)

The Incline Dumbbell Press

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

This is a good demonstration of the right technique for the incline dumbbell press.

Watch out for the right angle, smoothness, and breath control here. (more…)

Dial Dumbbells – 15 Great Exercises

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Dial DumbbellsWhen it comes to using adjustable dial dumbbells, you really need to make sure that you know how to use them correctly so as to avoid injury which can occur with bad technique.

Although some of you know the proper way to handle them, others will be new to using them and may still be looking for simple exercises to do with them. (more…)

Weight Adjustable Dumbbells – An Overview Of The Benefits

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Weight Adjustable DumbbellsThere are many reasons why people chose to work out at home rather than joining a gym, cost is an obvious one, but self confidence is another. For some, it’s simply down to the amount of spare time available.

By devising your own workout session at home you can cut out the cost of joining a gym, the cost of traveling to-and-from it, and the time as well. (more…)

Seated Dumbbell Curls

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Here is a seated dumbbell curls Demonstration On Video. Check out the important points, including:

  1. correct angle
  2. smooth motion
  3. controlled breathing
  4. steady posture
  5. usable weight (more…)

Is A Dumbbell Set Better Than A Gym Machine

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Dumbbell Set Or Weights MachineAnything Worth Doing Is Not Easy!

You may want to explore some of the advantages of using free-weight adjustable dumbbells like the Selecttech 552 dumbbells over home-gym machines.

The task of building muscle and getting stronger is always difficult.

Reaching a goal such as increasing one’s strength significantly, or adding more muscle mass, will require hard work and plenty of dedication. (more…)

Dumbbell Concentration Curl Video – How To

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

In this video that I did at Body Works Gym, Roland Shows the correct technique for the dumbbell concentration curl. As it’s name suggests, you really need to concentrate to do this right.

Important points include:

  • controlled, smooth motion
  • regulated breathing (more…)