You don’t need to hit the gym to get a workout that burns out—and builds up—your muscles. To get seriously strong and lean, all you need is a set of dumbbells—and these six creative dumbbell workouts. Each one adds a fun, challenging element to your typical free weight routine, whether that’s with exercises you’ve never tried before or a change in tempo that tests your strength.
Choose your goal, select one of these dumbbell workouts, do a proper warmup, then go hard. Your at-home strength workout just got leveled up. Note: If workout doesn’t indicate specific rest, take a breather as needed
The Most Creative Dumbbell Workouts to Build Muscle and Burn Fat at Home
1. The Compound Total-body Dumbbell Workout
“When I think of exercising with limited equipment I think How can I get more bang for my buck,”