The variety of exercises you can do with a set of dumbbells is amazing. There are various exercises that can cover all the major groups of muscles through a dumbbell workout, and the great thing is that people no longer have to feel guilty about skipping out on the gym.
Dumbbell workouts have been around for many years, especially as part of weight training equipment and programs. Fad workouts and equipment have come and gone, but dumbbell workouts have remained an easy, inexpensive way to get in shape and strengthen muscles.
When you first get your dumbbell weights you will know doubt experiment with different exercises and there is no harm in doing this, it will get you use to the feel and design of the weights. When it comes to dumbbell exercises they are really divided into a number of varying groups. Let’s expand on a few of these groups.
Before you get started with this exercise, you have to make sure that the dumbbells you pick aren’t too heavy as they may strain your muscles. Pick weights that range from 3 to 6 pounds. If you are a starter, you can have a pair of 3-pound dumbbells. In this exercise, you can either sit on a bench or stand up straight with your feet apart and knees bent slightly.
You are seated with the dumbell on the ground. Do one arm at a time. Bent over, dig the elbow of the arm you are working into your inner thigh. This will isolate the bicep. Grab the dumbell and curl upwards, lower slowly and repeat for 8-10 repetitions. Then switch arms and do the same. Perform 2-3 sets.
If you want to have bigger biceps, then DB Biceps Curls are for you. Additionally, knowing your exercises of choice will also help you find out what set of dumbbells would perfectly suit your needs. As some exercises would need heavier weights, while some require lighter ones.
If you focus on the end result, thinking long term gain for short term pain, it’ll really help when you find yourself not wanting to workout. Having someone else to workout with is also a great motivator. You can keep each other accountable to showing up and getting in the workout.
While it is not required, a bench is definitely helpful for workouts, and you will be able to perform a larger variety of exercises. All you will need is a simple flat bench, not the one’s with all the added attachments.
Dumbbell strength training exercises are easy enough to do and are highly effective in improving one’s physical strength and fitness. These workouts can be done on the gym and at home. Just remember to take it easy at first to avoid potential injuries or accidents.