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Old 07-25-2004, 09:21 PM
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In my workout routine at the moment I am doing 3 sets of 10 squats, just with arms out front. At the moment it is getting quite easy so I wanted to use some weights while doing squats and the only weights I have are dumbells. So I have the instructions for a dumbell squat but I cant for the life of me do onee without falling over backwards. (bottom heavy...he he)
Anyway what am I doing wrong? Is my position incorrect? Any other suggestions.

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Old 07-25-2004, 09:50 PM
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How are you holding the dumbells?
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Old 07-26-2004, 12:23 AM
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i know our gym has those weights which you strap around your wrists (they are about 3kg's each)- they look like really big sweat bands - very thick - i use them sometimes when i am feeling brave [img]/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] - and i still fall over and get laughed at but i am gettign there [img]/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

may consider gettign yourself some or check if you gym has some?
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Old 07-26-2004, 07:54 AM
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I am holding them down by my side. You know with the bar bit going forwards to back.
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...s/DBSquat.html
This is what I am trying to copy.

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Old 07-26-2004, 08:23 AM
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try holding the dbs up on your shoulders, that may help you remain more stable. how far apart are your feet?
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Old 07-26-2004, 09:46 PM
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I have my feet at shoulder width apart, with the toes slightly turned out.
Ta for the putting on shoulders tip.

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