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    Does anyone know a good link on how to use them? I want to know different movements/how much weight to use and stuff. I'm not comfortable using them without knowing this.


     
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    The link Barnabas posted was good. As for what weight, whatever you can lift.

    If you're look for big strength/size gains do a max of 5 or 6 reps per set. This is considered the best number for building muscle.

    Get an idea of what muscle groups you wanna work out as well and for what reason.
     
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    don't make your joints do the work. relax all your joints and through your body as much as possible and do the pulling and pushing motions and let your muscles do the work. it's tempting to just let your arms and joints do the work but you will feel it in the muscle groups you are working on when you're doing it right and they will get physically hot to touch as they fill with blood. don't rush the movements, if you're using momentum to get the weights moving you are using too much weight - focus on form (smooth, even, controlled movements) and the strength gains will follow. don't be too ambitious, start with low weights and work up slowly. keep a straight posture with your tailbone tucked in and don't fuck up your joints, you'll regret it!!
     
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    Its simple, you promise them a reward of some type then make them think its in their best interest to do what you want them to do... oh wait you meant the weights.:m100:
     
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    Or.. just forget the dumbells, get a barbell.

    Do compound exercises with like squats, clean and press and dead lifts. This develops real overall strength that is practical to everyday life and overall development.
     
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    Low Weight + High Reps = Muscle Definition

    High Weight + Low Reps = Muscle Mass
     
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    Actually, losing body fat leads to muscle definition, the extent of which, in the absence of significant fat, is dependent on genes, as is muscle size and strength. High weight and fewer reps yield mass, but, more importantly, strength.

    Low weight, high reps engage the slower twitch, small muscle fibers, which are used more for endurance (i.e., aerobic) activities. High weight, fewer reps engage the larger, fast twitch (2X) fibers, which tend to be more anaerobic. These work well for strength related tasks but fatigue quickly.
     
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    Like Norton said, that's actually not true. Losing body fat will make you defined or lean.
     
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