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    Getting adjustable dumbbells into position

    Hi all,

    I've been trying to keep up with my routine in "isolation" or "quarantine" or whatever you want to call it.
    My only downside is that I've been using adjustable dumbbells, and when i seat them on my legs, they dig in.

    I have hella skinny legs, so they really dig into the bone and it hurts like no tomorrow. I've been swinging the weight up into position, but that's messing up my shoulders.

    Any advice on getting them into position without killing my legs?

    Thanks.
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    Assuming I'm guessing right about the type of positioning and dbs you're talking about, rest the "plate" part of the dbs on your thighs by your knee and then "kick" them up one at a time with your knees. Tilt the db slightly if you need to get the end out of the way.

    It still may hurt slightly depending on how heavy they are, but it'll hurt less and you'll live. And stop skipping leg day(s).
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    Originally Posted by air2fakie View Post
    And stop skipping leg day.
    Don't skip it, I'm just small

    Appreciate the advice tho
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    I just sit them diagonally on my thighs with the rod ends pointing in toward my crotch and kick them up like normal.
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    Power hooks

    https://uedata.amazon.com/6271-Power.../dp/B00000ELZ5

    Although I see there unavailable at the moment

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    Xpiro answer is the right one.
    You'll have to maneuver them just right but it still may be uncomfortable.
    It's not going to be perfect.

    The power hooks are nice but changing them up every set can be a hassle.
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    Originally Posted by Milkboi View Post
    Hi all,

    I've been trying to keep up with my routine in "isolation" or "quarantine" or whatever you want to call it.
    My only downside is that I've been using adjustable dumbbells, and when i seat them on my legs, they dig in.

    I have hella skinny legs, so they really dig into the bone and it hurts like no tomorrow. I've been swinging the weight up into position, but that's messing up my shoulders.

    Any advice on getting them into position without killing my legs?

    Thanks.
    I battled this myself and found the best solution was to get another pair of spinlock collars and loosely put it on the end such that it sticks out further than the point from the dumbbell. So you will have two collars on each end. One tightly holding the weights and one loosely on overhanging the end.

    This increased surface area makes it manageable to rest on your legs and kick them up into position.
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