15 Trainer-Approved Dumbbell Exercises That Will Help You Burn Fat and Build Muscle

10/09/2018 - 05:56 PM

What I'm about to tell you is no secret: lifting weights will help you decrease your fat mass [1] and increase your lean muscle mass [2]. There are many ways to build muscle [3], and the consensus is that lifting weights and incorporating compound exercises — moves that work multiple muscle groups at once — into your routine is the way to go.

As a trainer, I completely agree with this method, and I wanted to share some of my favorite dumbbell exercises with you. Some are specific to muscle groups, like the triceps extension, and others are compound exercises [4], like the 3-in-1 squat, curl, and press.

This is is not a workout — you can find a a bunch of them here [5]. Instead, let these exercises inspire your next workout. Select three to five moves and add them into an existing program, or create a new workout with these moves.

Dumbbell Squat

Goblet Squat

Squat to Overhead Press

Squat, Curl, and Press

Walking Dumbbell Lunges

Dumbbell Deadlifts

Single-Leg Deadlift With Row

Bulgarian Split Squat

Dumbbell Triceps Extensions

Shoulder Press

Single-Arm Chest Press

Dumbbell Bench Press

Bent-Over Row

Renegade Row

Plank With Triceps Kickback

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