All You Need Is 2 Dumbbells and This 30-Minute Workout to Build Muscle and Get Lean at Home
There isn't one magical workout that will help you lose weight, since your nutrition plays such an important role. But if you work out a few days a week, in addition to dialing in your diet, you'll start seeing results. The point of this workout is to get you moving for 30 minutes using a combo of cardio blasts and strength training. And because it uses simple movements using just your own bodyweight and a pair of dumbbells, you can do it at home, at the gym, or anywhere.
Since this is a CrossFit-inspired workout, there are beloved burpees involved — they may not be your favorite, but they're one of the most effective exercises you can do to work the entire body and get your heart rate up. CrossFit coach and competitor Dani Horan of Champlain Valley CrossFit said to try to keep moving through the burpees, even if you have to step one foot at a time — just don't lie on the floor and do nothing! If burpees are too challenging, you can do squat thrusts instead.
Home Workout For Weight Loss
Equipment needed: One pair of medium-weight dumbbells (six to 15 pounds). (Optional: have a heavier pair on hand for exercises that are easier for you.)
Directions: After a five-minute dynamic warm-up, complete five rounds of this workout. Move as quickly as you can with correct form. Each round should take about six minutes. If you need more details on each exercise, see the instructions ahead.
|30-Minute Home Workout For Weight Loss|
|10 plank with row (5 per side)|
|10 alternating lunges with biceps curls (5 per side)|
|10 dumbbell chest press|
|10 dumbbell Russian twists|