Here’s A Couple Dumbbell Workouts!

One of the best things I ever invested in for working out at home is a pair of dumbbells. I got them on sale, and they came with 2 “bars” and then 4 x 7.5 weights and 4 x 2.5 weights. The most I lift is about 20 lbs (unless I’m doing sumo squats) so these are perfect, as each dumbbell will be 20lbs.

So I’ve been creating and thinking up full body workouts to do at home. These are great for days when I’m too lazy to drive 20 minutes to the gym, or when I’m short on time (after working a 12 hour shift). Sorry the graphics are kind of lame, I’m still working on that aspect of the blog!

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At Home Workout That Really Burns

Today was a day where I didn’t feel like running. It’s cold (65) out, which usually I think of as the perfect time to go for a run when I’m used to 90 degree weather. But, I wasn’t feeling it. So instead I pushed myself to do this workout at home. And let me tell you, I was more tired after this than I would’ve been after my run! Here it is!

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(Workout credit to shed-the-pounds.tumblr)

This workout is only 4 minutes, but it burns, and really gets your lungs and heart working. I admit, I tried to run through it twice, but I only made it through about 2 squat thrusts before giving up! I’m not sure about the claim that it burns as many calories as a 40-60 minute run, but it definitely burns calories and boosts metabolism. Hopefully it’ll burn off those 2 cupcakes I ate earlier 😉

What workouts do you do at home?