If there’s not enough time in the day to get to the gym or the money in your budget to invest in big ticket exercise equipment, you might want to consider trying a home dumbbell workout. When done correctly, a dumbbell workout can be an easy and inexpensive option to meet your fitness goals quickly and for the long haul. So, how do you create the optimal at-home dumbbell workout routine for your needs? Consider the following: First, it’s important to decide on the results you’re looking to achieve with your dumbbell workout. Do you want huge, muscular arms or wear tank tops without embarrassment? On the other hand, you’re going to need to ask yourself, or consider asking for guidance from a professional trainer, if your body can achieve what you’re about to ask of it. A few women actually can build their muscles to the same mass as a man can while a good number of men can’t build up enough muscle mass to rival a petite woman’s arms. After you’ve discerned what kinds of arms you’re working for, you can start a dumbbell workout to your workout routine. As you would when starting any other new exercise routine, to lessen the risk of your getting hurt and get the best results you can, it’s a good idea to be trained on how to use the equipment straight away. You can take lessons with a trainer at your local gym, go out and buy a how-to DVD or or even view a how-to video online. No matter what, you need to set time aside to workout using the proper form before you start doing them regularly. It’s also important to make sure you check with your doctor to be certain you’re in the clear. Finally, in order to further minimize your risk of strain and your risk of getting discouraged and quitting for that matter, you need to take your time. Quality dumbbell workout programs are usually spread out over a period of at least 90 days and move up from beginner level exercises to intermediate to advanced and then to expert. Start with one set of every exercise and only 10-15 repetitions of each one. In just a few shorts weeks and months , you’ll be able to do 8 sets.
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