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Gym machine idea

Imagine a gym machine (whether it be chest press, leg press etc) which after some calibration will start you off at your one rep max, then automatically drop the weight down such that you can only do one more rep, and then continues dropping the weight after each rep so you are pushed to your literal limit every rep. Does such a thing exist? Would it be safe? Have I just given away a highly profitable business venture by posting this?

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The 30-Minute Dumbbell Workout Program to Build Muscle

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There’s something intensely satisfying about lifting with barbells. After all, there’s nothing like loading up a bunch of steel and conquering a new personal best in the deadlift. But when push comes to press, dumbbells offer a lot more versatility. They don’t need much space, and you can find them anywhere, from the dinkiest hotel fitness center to your uncle’s garage.

With just a few pairs of weights, this dumbbell-only routine will hit the major muscle groups in your body, and in only 30 minutes a day.

Why it works

Dumbbells allow you to train one side of your body at a time, which is great for curing any strength imbalances you’ve developed. And because each limb moves independently, your core has to brace harder to prevent you from tipping to one side. Hello, six-pack.

Directions

Frequency: Do this workout three times per week, in the following sequence, resting at least a day between each session.

How to do it: Perform as straight sets, completing all the prescribed sets for one exercise before moving on to the next. On all one-handed (or one-legged) moves, repeat with opposite limb. That’s one set.

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