Hold a dumbbell at each side using a neutral grip, then step forward into a lunge. As you move forward, begin to curl the weight up to your shoulders by rotating the dumbbells so that your palms face you at the top of the curl. As your foot plants in front of you and you lower into the bottom of the lunge, simultaneously press the dumbbells overhead. Reverse the entire movement as you push back up to the starting position.
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The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.