Dumbbell Exercises: 12 of the Best You Can Do at Home

Though a classic piece of equipment, the dumbbell has stood the test of time and plays an intrinsic part in developing a strong, fit body for those of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness endeavors.

Irrespective of whether you are an average keep-fit person, a celebrity, a powerlifter, or a bodybuilder, dumbbell exercises are consistently included in workouts.

Dumbbells are equally as beneficial as anything else. They can go up to a substantial amount of weight to overload the muscles, and they are underrated when it comes to developing the core muscle groups.

1. Start with both legs hip-width apart, toes forward, keeping your back straight, and a dumbbell in each hand. Palms should be facing your sides. 2. Take a big lunge forward, focusing on keeping your upper body straight.

Stationary Dumbbell Lunge

3. Now bend both knees as you slowly lower your body and back knee toward the ground while keeping your back straight. Ensure your front knee is in line with the ankle. 4. Come back up and straighten both legs back to the start position.

1. Start with feet just short of shoulder-width apart, holding both dumbbells at your sides, palms to face one another.

Lateral Raise

2. Lift both arms 90 degrees to your sides (with weights still in arms), ensuring not to bend the elbows or swing the arms. 3. Pause at the top of the movement for one second, slowly bring both arms back down to sides, and repeat.

1. Stand up straight, holding a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing outward. 2. Raise one dumbbell until it reaches shoulder height – pause – lower down to the bottom slowly, then raise the other one.

Alternate Dumbbell Biceps Curl

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