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IFAC Reflections Part 2
January 22, 2019
A review of Jerome Simian’s workshops on physical preparation for sport. I had to choose between different “strands” of coaching topics at the IFAC conference in Loughborough. A difficult choice, not wanting to miss out on some excellent speakers. I chose to attend Simian’s because of a quote I heard on the HMMR podcast: “I […]
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Dumbbells or Machines? Istvan Javorek

The benefits of dumbbell training by Istvan Javorek

  • Javorek dumbbell complexDumbbell training is generally safe.
  • Does not need a large practice area.
  • Is easy to teach (compared to barbell lifts).
  • Can be done simultaneously and very efficiently with a large number of athletes.
  • Is dynamic with a large range of motion (actually the range of motion is unlimited).
  • A large range of exercise variations.
  • Stimulates (very important in so many sports) the balance mechanisms powerfully (which much machine training does not adequately do)
  • Enables one to develop unlimited muscular power, cardiovascular and muscular endurance, flexibility and strength (most machine training develops muscles but not dynamic explosive strength).
  • Is inexpensive to equip a gym with several sets of DBs.
  • Can be very easily monitored with a 100 percent accuracy, because we have an exact number of repetitions, sets, volumes and rhythm of exercising.
  • Enables one to efficiently monitor the heart rate before and after each set, thus providing a very clear view of recovery time and the physical fitness level of the individual athlete.
  • DB exercise variations are unlimited and any experienced coach should be able to figure out many novel variations of DB exercises.

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  1. […] Dumbbells are great pieces of kit for developing athletes, and teaching children to use them early and well helps prevent problems in the future (See Istvan Javorek’s thoughts here). […]

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