The Best Dumbbell Exercises to Lose Weight and Shape Your Body

If you want to adopt a weight training exercise routine that you can do at home, getting yourself good dumbbells is one of the best things that you can do to start with. Indeed, dumbbells are great exercise equipment you can get that will help you melt those fats, build muscles and develop a stronger body.

From your upper body to the lower, dumbbells give a complete good workout in building muscles, melting those fats away and making you stronger. It is also easy equipment that everybody can handle and versatile equipment that you can use in many exercises such as the lunge or even in abdominal exercises and as simple as arm curls.

If you are looking for best dumbbell exercises you can do for your weight loss and weight training routine at home, here are a few of them that you may want to add to your regular one routine.

For the upper body, particularly the shoulders and arms, you can do the dumbbell curl where you have to position two dumbbells on your sides with your palms facing in and your arms straight. This exercise is then done by bending your elbow and raising the dumbbell bringing your forearm pointing upward and your palms are facing your shoulders. The dumbbell curl is one of the popular and best dumbbell exercises focused on working your biceps, the upper arm and your shoulders.

For your chest, you can also do the chest press with dumbbells or dumbbell bench press. You can do this by lying on a bench with dumbbells on both hands with your palms facing out. The exercise is then done by bending your elbows and lowering your arms to the point just below your chest and raising them back up on the air, extending your elbow. You can repeat this pattern for 1 to 3 sets of 8 to 16 repetitions. Just keep in mind to do this exercise a little slow and to keep your abdominal muscles contracted during the exercise so you will also protect your back. You can also do a variation of this exercise by lying down on a ball and raising each arm with dumbbells alternately.

Dumbbell squats are also among the best dumbbell exercises that you can do to work on your leg muscles. This is done by standing with your feet apart on shoulder-width apart and bending your knees down or squat down to grip those dumbbells on the ground, making sure that your thighs are parallel to the ground or the floor and your knees are in line with your toes. You can then stand straight up and then back to squat position again as you repeat your workout.

It is important that when doing any dumbbell exercises especially the squats or lunges, you have to keep yourself in proper form and you have to be focused on what you are doing to prevent you from having injuries. Of course, you also have to make sure that you are using the appropriate weights of your dumbbells for your exercise routines so you can do the exercises correctly and you can prevent injuries as well.

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Akshay Sharma

Hi! I’m Akshay Sharma. I’m a blogger at Imagination Waffle. I love to read and write about Fitness, Health & Lifestyle topics.