Feeling lost when it comes to weight loss? Weight loss isn’t something that happens magically overnight, but with some hard work and dedication, you can certainly reach your goals. Diet and exercise are both key, as well as patience and consistency. Once you find a nutritional plan that best suits your needs, it’s time to commit to a workout regimen.
Here are a few exercises to get you started. All you need is 15 minutes and some CanDo® Dumbbells.
For this workout, you’ll need a set of CanDo® Dumbbells in a weight you’re comfortable with.
To begin, get into a plank position with both of your hands gripping the dumbbells. The dumbbells should be about shoulder-width apart. Then, beginning with your right side, lift the dumbbell up and use the other arm to support your bodyweight. Keep your right arm controlled and tight to your side throughout. Make sure your chest is parallel to the floor and your back is straight.
Repeat five to 10 times on your right side, then switch to your left; this is one set. Try to perform three sets in a row without pausing to take a break.
Squat to Press
Like the previous exercise, you’ll need a set of dumbbells in a weight you are comfortable with.
To begin, get into a squat position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Rest one CanDo® Dumbbell over each shoulder. Hold the ends of the dumbbells securely, keeping your elbows bent and facing forward and outward.
Then, bend your knees to perform the squat. Use your legs to lift your body back to a standing position and push the dumbbells straight up to perform the shoulder press. Make sure your back is straight and that you are doing it in one concise motion. Try to repeat this exercise 10 times in a row without pausing to take a break.
Reverse Lunge to Curl
To begin, grab a dumbbell in each hand and stand with your feet close together. Then, step back with your right leg and slowly bend your knee to perform the reverse lunge; almost as if you’re about to kneel. Keep the dumbbells by your side and your arms relaxed throughout. Then, return to a standing position and perform a bicep curl with both arms.
To perform the bicep curl, keep your elbows tight to your waist and your palms facing forward. Exhale as you curl the weights to shoulder level, and then return to the starting position. Then, perform the reverse lunge on your left side and repeat the bicep curl; this is one rep. Try to do this for 10 reps before taking a break.
Boost Endorphins with These Workouts and More
These exercises are high intensity, so they’re designed to raise your pulse and endorphins, and make you sweat! High-intensity workout are great for burning calories and losing weight—just be sure to warm up beforehand and stick with it. Pair these exercises with a healthy diet and you’ll shed some pounds in no time!
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Article written by William Graves.