Get a More Comprehensive Workout By Lifting One Weight at a Time
Feb 24, 2012 15:51
When most people lift free weights, they usually place a weight in each hand to keep it nice and balanced. But health and fitness site Livestrong.com recommends that you just focus on working on just one side at a time, as the imbalance of weight can actually provide a better workout and exercise more than just the muscles you're currently targeting:
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