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5 Dumbbell Workouts that Torch Fat

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There are times when going to the gym isn’t all that appealing but just because you’re feeling lazy to head to your gym to workout it doesn’t mean that you’ll be skipping your fat burning session at all. As a matter of fact, with a pair of dumbbells and extra space to move around, you can still get rid of those fats fast with some simple dumbbell workouts.

Here are five workouts with dumbbells that you can do in the comforts of your own home.

Squat and Dumbbell Shoulder Press

For sure you’re already familiar on how effective squats are when it comes to developing your lower body and when you add a dumbbell shoulder press at the end of a squat, you are increasing your heart rate significantly which can easily translate to more burning of fats. Stand in the traditional position for squat with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Your dumbbells should be placed toward your shoulder to help you with your balance. Do a squat then as you come up press the dumbbells upward so that by the time you are standing you are already doing a standing shoulder press pose.

Twist-Up

This dumbbell workout targets your butt, triceps, legs, and core. Stand up with your feet about hip-width apart with dumbbells in each of your hands. Bend your elbows by your sides to bring dumbbells in front of your shoulders with palms facing one another. Lower yourself to a squat then stand up while pivoting your right foot and pressing your right hand diagonally towards your left side. Go back to a squat before standing up and pivoting with your left foot and pressing your left hand towards your right. Do 3 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions.

Walking Dumbbell Lunge and Hammer Curl

Start this workout by holding your dumbbells by your sides. Bend your knees slightly. Keep your chest up and head straight before taking a step forward using your left leg. The right knee shouldn’t touch the floor and your left knee shouldn’t go beyond your left toes. Do a curl with the left arm before going back to your initial position. Do the same with the other foot and arm. This exercise works out your core while working your forearms and biceps.

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Side to Side Push-Up

This workout is perfect for your chest, quads, core, shoulders, and triceps. To do this workout you should place your dumbbell in a vertical position. Go to a full plank by placing both your hands on top of the dumbbell with your feet together and your hands directly below your chest. Place right hand on the floor to the right of your vertical dumbbell so that your hands are shoulder width apart. Bend your elbows slowly until your head is in line with the dumbbell or lower while maintaining your balance. Return to first position and repeat with other hand.

Dumbbell Pushups to Triceps Kickback

This workout will definitely get your blood pumping as you are working your core and a huge muscle group. While holding dumbbells, go into a pushup position. Performa push up then lift right arm to perform a triceps kickback. Do another pushup then lift your left arm up then perform another triceps kickback. Do 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps.

 

Sources:
http://www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/full-body-exercises/7-fat-torching-dumbbell-exercises/slide/1
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/express/20-minute/burn-fat-with-weights/?page=4

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