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5-Minute Workout: Triple Your Workout Results

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Combining dumbbells and resistance bands can double -- and even triple -- your upper- and lower-body strength. Try this express workout for fast results.

The Benefit

Research shows combining dumbbells and resistance bands can increase lower-body strength three times as fast (and upper-body strength twice as quickly) as dumbbells alone. That's because the bands' elasticity challenges the muscles throughout a greater range of motion, says Gary Sforzo, PhD, a professor of exercise and sport sciences at Ithaca College. Try these moves from Keli Roberts, group fitness manager at Equinox Fitness Club in Pasadena, California, twice a week for three weeks for quick sculpting results.

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franlannom1 wrote:

There's no doubt in my mind that this is a great workout for a much younger person, but what about those of us rapidly approaching 80?

12/30/2013 12:28:37 PM Report Abuse
elleg wrote:

Does anyone honestly believe 4-6 reps is going to accomplish anything?

1/21/2010 02:53:36 PM Report Abuse
dh6991 wrote:

I agree...I like the pictures too. It is important for me to see if I have the correct form and understand the instuction.

1/21/2010 11:52:23 AM Report Abuse
ammanthey wrote:

I appreciate the simple instructions along with the pictures. For me, pictures are important. I can then see what each excerise should look like. Thank you.

10/28/2009 10:54:32 AM Report Abuse

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