Recently, here at Healthiac, we have begun to notice a passing trend take over the fitness community. As of lately, many workouts have been completely disregarding the use of weights, almost forgetting them altogether. Now, although weights are not a necessary part of every workout, they do help to add more definition to our muscles as well as challenge our bodies more. So we’ve decided to compile our absolute favorite dumbbell workouts that will give you the body that you have been dreaming of.
The first workout is the reverse lunge and press. To begin, grab a pair of five- to ten-pound dumbbells in each hand. Bring the dumbbells up to your shoulders with your elbows placed underneath. Take a step back with your right leg so that you are in a lunge pose. Place your weight into your left heel and then raise the dumbbells up overhead while simultaneously lifting your right knee right above your hip. That entire move is one rep. Repeat on the other leg as well and then perform the move for 10 reps of one to two sets.
The next move is the dumbbell pullover. For the move, lay with your back on a flat exercise bench. Hold one 10- to 20-pound dumbbell in your hands while also bending your knees and placing them on the edge of the bench. Hold the dumbbell directly over your chest and then lower it back behind your head. Keep your shoulders in place and then press the dumbbell back into the starting position. That entire movement counts as one rep. Repeat for about 10 to 15 reps.