Dumbbell Exercises and Lifting Routines
Built on piles to prevent settling and lined by tropical trees at 12-metre intervals to provide shade. The landscape architects were under some pressure to build a colonnade but won the argument to keep it as an open walkway. The scheme has a dumbbell design linking the hotel district with downtown Kuching. Between the two ends there are a number of rotundas that serve as rest points and also a series of 'features'. There are food outlets and restaurants, a pavilion for cultural performances, a series of water features and fountains and a 'thematic' playground for children. They are all aimed squarely at the tourist market but they also provide for local residents, Malays, Chinese and minorities alike, so that there is always a mix of people there.
Removable equipment should Include plinths (treatment tables) 26 by 72 by 30 In. stall-bar benches Incline boards 7 ft by 30 in. by 3 in. ankle exercisers a bicycle (atation-ary) weights (dumbbells) weights (barbells) exercise mats Iron boots (single) iron boots (double) parallel bars (low) orthopedic stairs rowing-machine stools scales an Elgin table (or improvisation of quadriceps exercise table) wrist rollers neck-traction halters cush* ions or pillows crutches e wheelchair dynamometers (hand, spring cable) goniometers a chalkboard and a skeleton. The weight-lifting area should be roped off and should be approximately 15 by 15 ft for the practice of official lifts. The rest of the room may be used for exercise with barbells, dumbbells, isometric cables, etc. Several full-length
Getting Started With Dumbbells
The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.