I say this all the time, but one of my favorite pieces of gym equipment is a simple pair of dumbbells. It’s easy to forget that when it comes to fitness, you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to work your arms and legs. Sometimes, simple really is better. In the case of dumbbells, it is certainly true. That being said, I do think it’s worth having options. I have one light pair, one heavy pair, and one pair that clocks in right in the middle. For my current fitness levels, I’m using 3, 8, and 15 pound dumbbells. The lightest pair is great for isometric triceps or shoulder moves, and the heaviest pair is perfect for working my biceps. One of my go-to dumbbell workouts using my mid-weight pair is a total body dumbbell circuit that incorporates combination moves. By working multiple muscles and using the same pair of dumbbells throughout the circuit, I’m able to get my dumbbell workouts done in record time.
If combination moves aren’t your thing, I’ve rounded up five other dumbbell workouts that you’re sure to love:
15-Minute Core Workout from Pumps & Iron
Dumbbells are great for more than just bicep curls. This workout, that only takes fifteen minutes, works your entire core and is way more exciting than basic crunches.
Quick Sexy Arm Workout from Redbook Mag
This workout includes eleven quick, efficient moves to get your upper body looking its best. From Speed Bags to Kickbacks, you’ll find plenty of fun and interesting moves to add to your routine.
Sexy Arms Dumbbell Circuit from Fit Foodie Finds
If you need a little cardio to spice up your weightlifting routine, you’re in luck. This circuit combines awesome dumbbell moves with cardio HIIT to get you beach ready in no time.
At Home Dumbbell Workout from Stay Fit Mom
Are you counting down to your due date but still want to squeeze in a few workouts? This at-home workout can be completed throughout your pregnancy, as long as you have clearance from your doctor.
21-Day Arm Challenge from Popsugar
Ready for more of a commitment? This printable, twenty-one day arm challenge is the perfect prep for spring tank tops and bathing suits. Why wait? You’re less than a month away from sleek, strong arms.
Have a favorite dumbbell workout? Leave it below in the comments!