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Dumbbell Exercises for Strength and Muscle Building

Dumbbells are versatile pieces of weight training equipment that you can use just as easily at home or at the gym. The variety and number of dumbbell exercises is vast. Find out how to do dumbbell exercises in this handy guide.

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A Dumbbell Workout for the Arms and Shoulders
These dumbbell exercises will help you keep those upper arms and shoulders strong and the muscles toned. In conjunction with an all-around fitness and weight training program, you can expect to lose fat from those parts as well. Do the exercises in the order listed below. A full description of each exercise is available when you click through to the exercise description page.

How to Do the Dumbbell Front Raise
The dumbbell front raise works the pec muscles of the chest and the shoulder muscles -- the deltoids. You can do it with two hands or one. The exercise described here uses a dumbbell held in each hand.

How to Do the Dumbbell Concentration Curl
The dumbbell concentration curl is an alternative to the standard dumbbell biceps curl. By stabilizing the arm on the thigh, a slightly different emphasis is placed on the biceps and lower arm muscles.

How to Do the Dumbbell Overhead Press
How to Do the Dumbbell Overhead Press. The overhead press can be performed with dumbbells or barbell. This exercise features the dumbbell overhead press. The dumbbell overhead press can be done sitting on a bench or chair or standing.

How to Do the Dumbbell Arm Curl
How to do the dumbbell arm curl. Guidelines and instruction on how to perform the arm curl weight training exercise with dumbbells.

How to Do the Dumbbell Bent Over Row
How to do the dumbbell bent over row. This exercise can be performed with dumbbells or a barbell. The exercise works the shoulders (deltoids) and the upper back muscles.

How to Do the Dumbbell Lunge
The dumbbell lunge, a weighted step forward with alternate legs, is a good exercise for the muscles of the butt and thighs. It works the hips and the associated muscle groups.

How to Do the Dumbbell Shoulder Squat
The dumbbell shoulder squat is an alternative to the dumbbell squat with weights hanging at the sides. This requires you to balance the dumbbells on the shoulders with a hammer grip.

How to Do the Dumbbell Triceps Extension
The dumbbell triceps extension works the triceps muscle at the back of the upper arm. You can do it with two hands or one. The exercise described here uses a dumbbell held in two hands.

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