There are many benefits to working out with dumbbells. First off, dumbbells are practical. You don’t need a lot of space when using them. They’re found in all self-respecting gyms. And even beginners can handle them. That is not to say that there isn’t form involved. Far too often, you can find people bending their backs and swinging their arms in order to curl them. Nonetheless, dumbbells are not only practical but also versatile. With a mere set of dumbbells, you will be able to work out your entire body. Continue reading to learn about some basic dumbbell workouts.
Upper Body Dumbbell Workout Routine for Men
Bicep to keep your back straight and avoid jerking them up. Using different variations will keep this workout fresh. For example, you can alternate arms instead of curling simultaneously, or you can bring the dumbbells halfway up instead of doing full curls.
Dumbbell Bench Press: Depth is the key. When lying on a bench, you want to bring the dumbbells up so that you lock your elbows, and you want to bring them back down so they are level with your chest (if not a bit lower).
Dumbbell Shoulder Press: As with a lot of dumbbell workouts, you have the option to do it seated or standing. Regardless of your preference, the usual tips still apply. Keep your back straight, get a full range of motion, and take your time. That is to say, avoid jerking up and jerking down.
Lower Body Dumbbell Workout Routine for Men
Dumbbell Squat: Some people prefer having the dumbbells to their side, and some prefer holding them up to their shoulders as if they were doing squats with a barbell. You can choose either one as long as you sit in your invisible chair (bend down low and keep your back straight).
Dumbbell Stationary Lunge: Your front leg should make a right angle here. If it does not, consider going lower or working your way to doing as such. You can also do stationery side lunges here to switch things up.