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dumbbell

slang Someone who is stupid and/or clumsy. Can you believe that dumbbell is still pushing the door marked "pull"? Of course he broke the vase—that guy is such a dumbbell.

dumbbell

n. a stupid oaf. (Also a rude term of address.) I’m afraid I come on like a dumbbell sometimes.
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"Dumbbells can work on multiple areas of the body depending on the movements performed," explains Jamie Osmak, certified strength and conditioning specialist at the Weill Cornell-affiliated Hospital for Special Surgery's Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center.
Most of the dumbbell spinal hemangiomas described in the literature were resected using a posterior microsurgical approach with laminectomy or hemilaminectomy, and with or without facetectomy and costotransversectomy (Table 1).
When seated with dumbbells in your hands, bend from the elbow bringing the dumbbells up towards your shoulders then lower them back down.
My first sketch (here at left) shows the familiar dumbbell, but three nights later my second sketch shows a more rectangular shape, with an ever so slightly pinched waist and rounded ends.
Our approach can be a novel way for growing ZnO dumbbells with different size for a wide range of applications.
"It's alleged the accused threatened to throw a dumbbell on top of gardai DET GARDA MALCOLM
* As you turn your torso, the dumbbell should stay at chest level.
He banged on the door and then pushed Mr Edwards back against a wall with the dumbbell up against his chest.
Stand with one leg and hold the dumbbell on the other hand opposite of the standing leg.
"They can probably take the place of sets of dumbbells. They're so lightweight." You can wrap a resistance band under your chair and work out a handful of muscle groups--shoulders, biceps, triceps, arms, back and neck.
Dumbbell eyes are probably the most common way to tie weight onto flies.
This insight about dumbbell mathematics comes from the 1988 mathematical exploration by David Wells called Hidden Connections, Double Meanings.
Israel's "Latma" satire productions, which produced "We Con the World" after the Turkish flotilla clash, now calls Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan a "dumbbell." (http://tinyurl.com/Erdogan-is-a-dumbbell)
Sixteen apparently healthy volunteers (8M: 21.9 [+ or -] 3.0 years, 1.82 [+ or -] 0.06 m, 90.2 [+ or -] 13.7 kg; 8F: 22.0 [+ or -] 1.7 years, 1.67 [+ or -] 0.03 m, 62.6 [+ or -] 7.5 kg) completed two exercise trials, one with the Shake Weight[R], the other with an equal weight dumbbell. Females used the 2.5 lb (1.13 kg) Shake Weight[R] and a 2.5 lb (1.13 kg) dumbbell; males the 5 lb (2.27 kg) Shake Weight[R] and a 5 lb (2.27 kg) dumbbell.
A JEALOUS man who lured his victim to a house and then fractured his skull with a dumbbell, was locked up for seven years yesterday.