Posts Tagged ‘dumbbells’
Bodyweight exercises and home workouts have taken the world by storm and are the rage everywhere. It’s no wonder, because they work. They shape, lean out, tighten and tone the body quickly. However, it is true that to gain more muscle weight is needed. And it is beneficial not only for putting on muscle but for your health to add weight training in with bodyweight training. Here are some of my favorite pieces of home gym equipment to add weight and to change up your routine. || Read more
This dumbbell workout is an HIIT workout with straight interval training. Six dumbbell exercises are rotated and each is done three times. There are lots of weighted ab exercises along with squats, dumbell swings and one of my favorites, manmakers. The flow is smooth and there are new exercise variations to entertain the mind, helping the time to quickly slip by. Join me for an effective, fun and fast full body workout. || Read more
This workout might be more appropriately named Shoulder Cap Burnout! The goal is to have you feeling it and feel the burn, not hurting in a bad way of course, just a little burn to build the muscle. The focus of this workout is really the lateral arm raises. I love this exercise as it helps build great shoulder caps which look really great on the body! The arm raises work the medial head of the deltoid muscles, that is the shoulders. There are 3 muscles here: anterior (front), posterior (back) and medial in the middle – that’s our focus! || Read more
This workout took me close to 15 minutes. I am just starting to get a more accurate time with all the distractions of filming the workout. It’s a new and different thing to get used to and I am learning lots by doing this and enjoying the process.
The workout moves through 10 exercises, 9 actually (one is done on both sides) and there are 20 reps of each. Many of the exercises are using dumbbells and the weights I used for these are posted below. || Read more
Woodchop and Get Up Jump with Ugi – Standing at the end of a mat with Ugi on the ground just to the outside of one foot, do an upward woodchop motion, bringing Ugi diagonally across body and reaching it up high towards the ceiling on the other side and then bring it down to navel area, and lie down on mat. Touch Ugi to ground above your head and then get up and as you come up onto your feet, jump up lifting Ugi high overhead. This is one rep. For the next rep place Ugi on the ground on the outer side of your foot on the opposite side from where it started and continue doing these movements from this side. Alternate sides doing the woodchop for each rep. || Read more
Sandbag Cyclone Swing Reverse Lunge – Start standing holding sandbag by the lateral handles over your shoulders so it is positioned at top of upper back. Bring sandbag around your head and across the front of your body coming down in a diagonal line to the other side towards the ground and beside your outer foot simultaneously as you lunge back with the opposite side leg. Reverse the movements coming back out of lunge and bringing sandbag back to upper back position. For the next rep swing the sandbag in the same manner but in the opposite direction as you lunge back with the other leg, and again reverse movements coming back to your start position. So, when you swing the sandbag around the right side of your head and over to the left side, you lunge back with the right leg, and when you swing the sandbag around the left side of your head and over to the right side, you lunge back with the left leg. || Read more