Get Back in Shape and Start Building Muscle With This Beginner 6-Move Dumbbell Workout
If you've fallen off track with your workout goals, don't panic — it happens to everyone! If you're ready to get back into a routine and get back in shape, I've got you covered. This six-move workout will work your entire body and help you start building muscle. Grab your dumbbells and get ready to work!
The Beginner Dumbbell Workout
Equipment needed: a pair of medium-weight dumbbells. The exact weight will vary from person to person, and I recommend starting between eight and 12 pounds. Here's a helpful guide on how to choose your weights. Be sure to warm up before starting the workout. Here's a quick dynamic warm-up I like. Don't forget to activate your core and glute muscles as well.
This workout should be performed in supersets, meaning you'll take little to no rest in between each exercise. If you do need to take an extended rest, feel free to do so; listen to your body. Be sure to cool down once you're finished with the workout.
- Superset 1: Goblet squat (12 reps) + Single-arm row (12 reps each arm)
- Superset 2: Step-up (10 reps each leg) + Hammer curl (10 reps each arm)
- Superset 3: Weighted glute bridge (12 reps) + Reverse fly (10 reps)
If you're looking for more strength training workouts to get back in shape, try this four-week workout plan for beginners.