Considered one of the first pieces of home workout gear you should invest in, dumbbells allow you to do a total body workout in a short amount of time, with minimal equipment needed!
Since dumbbells are so versatile, they can be used for both full-body workouts, compound exercises, and isolation exercises. They also offer many benefits for building muscle and increasing flexibility.
Suitable for beginners, follow along for a full body workout using dumbbells. Best part is, you can do it in your living room!
Lateral raises target the small deltoid muscles around your shoulders. For this exercise, start light and work your way to heavier dumbbells overtime. For beginners, we recommend 2-pound to 5-pound dumbbells.
Chest presses primarily target the chest muscles, however, it also works the shoulders and triceps, making it a great compound exercise. Since the chest is a larger muscle group, beginners can start with a heavier weight. Start with 10-pound to 15-pound dumbbells and increase the weight if it feels too light.
Your upper body should be nice and warmed up by now! This exercise works your shoulders, arms, and upper back. Medium weight is great for this exercise, we recommend 10-pound to 15-pound dumbbells for beginners.
Bent-Over Row with Dumbbells
Adding dumbbells to a Bent-Over Row builds and targets your back muscles. Be sure to engage your core and keep your back straight to achieve perfect form. Beginners can start with 10 pound to 15 pound dumbbells and adjust weight as needed.
When you think of dumbbells, you might automatically think of bicep curls! Curls are one of the most highly recognizable dumbbell exercises. They target your biceps and can be added to workouts no matter if you are a beginner or advanced strength trainer! Beginners can start with 5-pound to 12-pound dumbbells depending on bicep strength.
For beginners, concentrate on form and doing this exercise correctly. Doing this exercise properly can be tricky at first but is simpler than you think! Deadlifts make a great transition to the lower body part of a workout. Deadlifts target the glutes, hamstrings, and lower back. Start with low weight dumbbells and instead focus on proper form!
Squats are essential to a workout routine as this motion helps utilize muscles that are critical to movement in our everyday lives. We recommend medium weight for squats with 10-pound to 15-pound dumbbells for beginners.
Lunges work multiple muscle groups including quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. This exercise can be done by any level but balance is required and is not recommended for those with balance issues. We recommend holding onto 10-pound to 15-pound dumbbells for this exercise.
See your doctor before trying this workout if you have any injuries, illnesses or other medical conditions that affect your ability to exercise. Substitute or skip any exercises that cause pain or discomfort.
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