Can you really see results when you train only with dumbbells?
According to Allen Hedrick, author of Dumbbell Training, Second Edition, muscles do not know what type of resistance they are working against when performing resistance training movements or physical labor. They simply respond to a given task based on the intensity required to complete that task. As a result, increases in strength and muscle size can occur through a variety of methods, including training with dumbbells. The intensity of the activity is the guiding factor, not the method used to supply the resistance the body has to work against.
"For many individuals, monotony is one of the aspects of training they find most difficult to overcome. This is compounded by performing the same exercises with the same equipment day after day and week after week," says Hedrick. "Adding dumbbells to the training program increases training variation significantly and reduces psychological staleness."
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