5kg Dumbbell Arm Workout

Happy Thursday everyone,

Ok, so I’ve done up another arm workout, this time the workout includes some 5kg dumbbells. If you enjoy working out at home, or don’t have a gym membership, I highly recommend purchasing some dumbbells as it will allow you to add some extra resistance to your workouts when your body-weight is no longer challenging enough for you. Light weight dumbbells are also very affordable, I picked up my 5kg set for €12.99. There are so many exercises you can do with dumbbells alone, so they’re definitely worth the purchase. I’ll be adding a lot more dumbbell only workouts in the future to give you some ideas so make sure to call back to check them out.

Before you ask (if you are a woman), the answer is no, lifting weights will not make you bulky. It will actually do the opposite.  Lifting weights accelerates fat burn, builds lean muscle (which is what you want if you want to look toned) and as a results having more lean muscle will increase your metabolism. So, to achieve those lean toned arms you’ve always wanted, lifting weight/resistance training is essential. Trying to achieve this look with body-weight alone can be done but it would take much longer to see results.  Continue reading

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Quick 21 Minute HIIT Workout #1

Hello Monday! Here we are,  a new week, another chance to set yourself some new challenges. To improve yourself from from last week. I’m going to start posting weekly body-weight workouts that require little to no equipment that can be done anywhere so that means you have no excuse not to shred some sweat whenever you get some free time.  All you need is yourself and some motivation to get it done! I’ll try to keep the workouts nice and short so that if you have a busy lifestyle, you could do them on there own, or if you have the extra time you could pair this circuit workout with some short cardio like running, cycling, swimming etc. to challenge yourself even more.

This workout targets the lower body, so if you’ve done a leg workout in the last day or so maybe give it a miss as you don’t want to over train the leg muscles.

What you need: A timer/stopwatch

Instructions:

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds, once you reach the 5th exercise take a 1 minute break then repeat the same circuit again for 2 more rounds. Complete circuit 1 in full first, then move on to circuit 2.

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