Not Sure What to Do With Dumbbells? Try These 10 Strength-Training Workout Videos at Home
You don't need a gym to stay fit if you know where to look. YouTube, for instance, has a library of at-home workout videos at your disposal (here are 10-minute arm workouts, a handful of core-crushing routines, and booty band videos to prove it). Sure, you don't have a trainer to correct your form. Sure, it's up to you to keep yourself accountable, but the pros outweigh the cons if you are someone who's short on time or doesn't have access to a facility. Even if your goal is clocking in a few strength training days per week, YouTube has got you covered.
Ahead, check out workout videos from certified trainers that only require a single set of dumbbells. Some videos are ab-focused, arm-focused, or booty-focused; others are full-body. All are kick-butt! If you're not sure what the best weight is for you, here's a guide on how to choose. These workouts also vary in length (we're all about giving you options), so grab your dumbbells and take your pick!
10-Minute Arm and Shoulder Workout With Class FitSugar
This workout is led by Class FitSugar host Anna Renderer and features moves like the single-leg Scarecrow, push-up and rotate, triceps kickbacks, and horizontal bicep curls (which involve going into a split lunge, so you feel it in your legs, too). Grab some light- to medium-weight dumbbells and get to it!
22-Minute Full-Body Workout With SugarySixPack
This 22-minute total-body routine from SugarySixPack is formatted into 50 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest for each exercise. Moves include thrusters (or squat overhead press), curtsy with an overhead tricep extension, and alternating reverse lunge and fly. The workout is split into three "pairs" of exercises, which you'll do for three rounds each, with a two-move burnout at the end.
10-Minute Arm Supersets With Sydney Cummings
12-Minute Butt and Leg Workout With Rebecca Louise
10-Minute Hasfit Ab Workout
This Hasfit ab workout is great because it also shows you alternative bodyweight moves to do if you aren't feeling the weighted exercises. It also gives you more advanced variations to try if you're up for a challenge. Some of the weighted moves are russian twists, leg raises, and side plank with reach.
30-Minute Full-Body Workout With Class FitSugar and Ingrid Clay
20-Minute Toned Arm and Ab Workout With Class FitSugar
Grab a set of dumbbells between five and 10 pounds, or whichever weight feels comfortable — you can go lighter or heavier. You'll start by doing the standing march with figure eight (it's kind of like the motion your arms make when you're steering a kayak). You'll end with the lateral side bend, holding a single dumbbell up over your head.
5-Minute Advanced FitnessBlender Weighted Abs
This workout features 50-seconds-on, 10-seconds-off intervals for five different moves. You'll be doing toe touch crunches (what we simply called toe touches in gymnastics), a very intense version of Russian twists where you hold a dumbbell out in front of you, back bows (Superman), jackknife crunches, and rotating side star dips (high side plank hip dips).