Time for a review (click on image to make bigger).
So here are the differences.
- Alex mentioned that the side bends exercise is deprecated due to risks (with poor form) to the vertebral bones. Recommendation is to spend more time on Plank and Side-Plank.
- The skullcrusher has been added (great name!) to work on the triceps.
- Abs crunches/sit-ups are deprecated. I've therefore replaced them with the 'bicycle crunch' (floor exercise).
My general philosophy on weights has been to dial-back on excessive loads. Use the weight which permits good form over 12-15 reps and develop from there. This IS orthodoxy!
Now if I can just figure out the difference between the Dumbbell Squat and Deadlift.
Easy to see how this works with dumbbells.