Dumbbells are surely one of the best forms of workout equipment due to their ability to be used in small spaces and their high degree of athletic carryover. With their three-dimensional freedom, dumbbells allow you to workout in all planes of motion and require a great deal of core strength and stability to use them properly. That said, choosing the best dumbbell exercises ever can be really a challenge since there are so many exercises available to choose from. In the following video, Jeff Cavaliere from Athlean-X YouTube channel explains the 8 best exercises with dumbbells and give you a reason why each has earned its spot.
To begin, lets take a look at the best dumbbell exercises. They are:
- Dumbbell Curl and Press
- Crush Grip Goblet Squats
- Farmers Carries
- One Arm DB Incline Bench Press
- DB Pullovers
- Tripod Dumbbell Rows
Each of these exercises require either just a single dumbbell or two dumbbells. They were chosen given their ability to work multiple muscle groups in one dumbbell only workout. The more muscles you can train in one workout the quicker your training session will be and the more impact you can have on your body in a shorter period of time.
Dumbbell only workouts can be incredibly challenging. In fact, some people think that you can’t effectively train your legs with DB’s since you aren’t able to load up the weight high enough. That’s not true at all. You can choose exercises that you load with even 100lb dumbbells and perform on a single leg, and you are sure to be pushing yourself to your limits.
The same can be said for dumbbell chest workouts and dumbbell back and arm exercises. The fact that you aren’t using a barbell does not sacrifice the quality or effectiveness of the training session. That said, you cannot continue to lift light dumbbells and think that you are going to get a great enough workout. Even if you are training at home, aim to lift the heaviest dumbbells that you can lift if you want to build muscle in your workouts.
By using equipment like dumbbells in your workouts, you’re training your body to move and look like an athlete.
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