Most people want to exercise, or at least know they should exercise. Some of the reasons for not doing it are lack of time and energy. So, it makes sense to maximize your routine for efficiency and effectiveness. One way to do this is to choose exercise moves that do two things at once. What does that mean? It can mean moves that work the whole body, or moves that combine more than one type of exercise together.
How Can I Get The Most From My Workout?
Exercises that do double-duty don't just work one body part. They work at least two, if not more. These types of exercises pack the most punch, and can help you get results faster. These exercises require dumbbells. They are great moves for burning calories and building strength, both of which are key for getting into great shape!
Single Arm Step Up And Press
You will need a step, box or other sturdy structure for this exercise. Start with one foot on the step in front of you, the other flat on the ground. Hold a dumbbell in your left hand, up next to your shoulder, palm facing your shoulder. Now, push up, stepping fully on to the box, while simultaneously raising your arm straight up above your shoulder. Repeat with opposite leg.
Dumbbell Straight-Leg Deadlift To Row
Holding a dumbbell in each hand, rest arms with hands hanging in front of your thighs. Have your palms facing your thighs, and then bend at the hips, lowering your torso. Keep your back at a normal, comfortable arch and pull your arms up against the sides of your torso. Repeat.
Stand tall with feet shoulder-width apart, holding two dumbbells up next to your shoulders. Lower your body into a squat position, making sure that your knees don't extend over your toes. Then, push up while pressing arms up and extending them straight up above your shoulders.
How Can I Get Better, Faster Results?
If you are looking for a workout that gets you the best possible results, a personal trainer may be the way to go. This is because a trainer will assess your current physical fitness, goals and body type to create customized workouts.
Having this personal attention will save you time. You won't waste your energy on moves or equipment or classes that aren't going to bring you results. Not only that, but your trainer can monitor your progress, making tweaks to your routine as needed, and can help push you through any plateaus.
Ralph Roberts has been training men and women to become their fittest, strongest selves for years. You can find him at the Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo.
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