In today’s post I’m sharing a round up of 5 at home workouts you can do with dumbbells.
This is going to be a short week for me because of the Victoria Day long weekend. It’s the unofficial start of summer here in Canada, thought it didn’t feel very summer like. We got rain off and on on both Sunday and Monday. Although it wasn’t perfect weather wise, I still got outside a few times, including once to make s’mores in our backyard fire pit. It’s been years since I last had a roasted marshmallow. It was delicious – better than I remembered. I need to make sure I have them more often. I’m a bit rusty when it comes to roasting marshmallows. I have to work on my technique. I was aiming for perfectly golden brown, but instead ended up with a few black spots instead. Whoops.
I’m sure I’m not the only one still working out at home due to the pandemic. Gyms are currently closed here in Alberta, so that means that at home workouts are what I and my fellow Albertans are doing right now. Just because you’re working out at home though, doesn’t mean that you won’t get the same quality of workout compared to the gym. Dumbbells are a really great, versatile pieces of equipment that you can do a ton of different exercises with.
If you’re in the market for dumbbells, I like these ones (affiliate link) from Amazon. They come in a variety of weights and dumbbells are super versatile. You can do lots of different exercises with them, which is really nice if you’re still working out at home like I am.
- For those of you who may be new to fitness or coming back to it after some time off, this at home workout for beginners is great. It features exercises that are either body weight or only require dumbbells. It’s a full body workout so you can get all the major body parts in just one workout.
- If you’re short on time but still want to get in a great workout, this 24 minute at home workout is perfect for you. Once again it’s a full body workout, so you’ll get upper body, lower body, and core work in.
- If you’re looking for a workout to do at home that focuses on the upper body, then check out this upper body at home workout. It’s broken down into 4 circuits, each one containing a couple upper body moves and a cardio exercise. Workouts that contain both strength training and cardio elements are my favorites on days when I’m not sure what kind of workout I want to do.
- If you’re looking for a workout that focuses on the lower body, then try out this at home leg workout. In addition to a set of dumbbells, you’ll also need something sturdy to step up onto like a bench.
- Lastly, here’s a 30 minute HIIT workout that is great if you’re wanting a workout that will raise your heart rate while also being quick. It’s another full body workout that includes both upper and lower body exercises.
What’s your favorite dumbbell exercise? Let me know in the comments below.
As always, talk to your doctor before beginning to workout. Modify these workouts as needed for you and your body.
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