So you want to burn fat and build muscle but you don’t have a gym pass. Or maybe you do have a gym pass but you don’t have time to make it to the gym. Not a problem.
We all have been there at some point. Fortunately, there are exercises you can do from the comforts of your home. For example, try out the arm-toning, butt-lifting, and leg-sculpting workout plan anywhere convenient for you. All you’ll need is your body and a set of dumbbells. I recommend having a second set of heavier dumbbells in case you feel like a certain workout needs more weight. Try doing 2-3 sets of each exercise for 10-15 reps.
Before you start working out, be sure to warm up with some light cardio for 5-10 minutes. “This ensures your heart rate will remain elevated, and thus overall caloric burn will be increased for the entire workout,” says Nate Palmer, NASM certified personal trainer, and corrective exercise specialist. Then cool down for a few minutes after with some stretching.
1. Sumo Squats
2. Push-Up to Row
3. Bulgarian Split Lunge
4. Side Lateral Raise
Adding dumbbells into the mix are ideal for maximizing your workouts. You can use them anywhere especially if you have limited space and equipment. Dumbbells are also great for those who want to get into strength training but aren’t comfortable with barbell exercises yet. “Begin by performing basic compound exercises with dumbbells and strive to get stronger,” says Nia Shanks, coach, and writer. “After a while, you’ll likely no longer be intimidated by the weight room and may want to start including barbell exercises.”