A simple full body routine that shapes and strengthens your muscles!
Walking, running, cycling, and swimming are great activities for improving cardiovascular health and increasing fat loss. These high-intensity, heart-healthy exercises are critical to your healthiest life. However, strength training is also an essential element of a well-developed training plan. This simple dumbbell routine is a great addition to your fitness plan and will help you gain strength and gain strength!
The benefits of strength training
Weight training is about more than just looking good (though that’s a big part of it!). Exercising a few times a week has myriad benefits. It can improve your posture, reduce the risk of injury from everyday movements, help you sleep better, strengthen your bones and joints, and even increase your metabolism!
Combine your fitness plan with a healthy diet for the best results
Exercise is only part of the equation: eating a healthy diet is the other half. You have to combine both elements if you want to lead the healthy lifestyle possible! So where do you start
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Give your muscles a makeover with this simple dumbbell routine
This full body routine should take less than 30 minutes and target each major muscle group twice. It’s always good to have a variety of dumbbells to choose from (light, medium, and heavy). If you only have access to one pair, take a medium weight. Otherwise, you’ll need a timer, a soft surface to hang on (like a towel or yoga mat), and a bench, step, or sturdy coffee table.
Do three sets of ten repetitions for each exercise, walking back and forth between the two movements for each body part. When you have completed all three sets of the two exercises for one body part, move on to the next. Rest for 30 seconds after completing the sets for each body part.
For example, do 10 bicep curls, then 10 tricep setbacks and repeat the exercises 3 times. When you’ve done 30 repetitions of each exercise, rest for 30 seconds, then move on to the back exercises.
For the best results, do this simple dumbbell routine three times a week. Be sure to check out the how-to videos below to make sure you’re using the correct form!
- Bicep curls
- Triceps kickbacks
- Overhead shoulder press
- Front to lateral raise
- Bent over rows
- Deadlift (ideal for the lower back!)
- Twists (holding a cup style dumbbell)
- Toe touch crunches (holds a dumbbell horizontally)
- Weighted gluteal bridges (a dumbbell rests on the hips)
- Weighted glute kick-backs (10 repetitions per leg)
- Alternating lunges (Hold dumbbells by your side)
- Mug squats (holds a cup-style dumbbell at chest height)
Overhead shoulder press
Front to lateral raise
Bent over rows
Toe touch crunches
Weighted gluteal bridges
Weighted glute kick-backs
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