If you're a man, you'll should to get 10 lb. and 20 lb. dumbbell weights to start. Females should obtain 5 lb. and 10 lb. dumbbells.

These sizes should be satisfactory to help you get in shape, although you may perhaps want to add extra sizes as time goes and you start to feel healthier and stronger

To start with you will need about 30 to 40 minutes a day on 2 or 3 non-consecutive days a week to get fit with your dumbbells.

Give your muscles 48 hours of respite and recuperation time, which is when the muscles mend and get more powerful. You will get fit faster if you don't work the same muscles on consecutive days.

Go for eight to ten dumbbell routines that work the main muscle groups of your body.

For instance, you may do squats, lunges, and heel raises for your legs and lower body; bench presses, bent-over rows, and forward or lateral raises for chest, back and shoulders respectively; biceps curls and either triceps presses or extensions for your arms; side bends and crunches for your core.

See the Resources section for sites that illustrate these and many other exercises.

For the duration of each workout warm up for five to ten minutes first to prepare your system for strength training. This warm-up could consist of walking or even walking in place.

In each work out do from 8 to 15 reps without breaking form. You will have done sufficient reps when the muscles tiredness or appropriate form can't be maintained. Start out doing only one set of each dumbbell weights schedule.

Over time you might want to do a second set of each routine. If so, be sure to allow at least 30 seconds between sets. You will need further time for several sets. As you move forward to heavier dumbbells decrease the number of repetitions and then slowly work back up to 12 to 15 reps per set.

Get whatever assist you'll need to gain knowledge of proper method and form. Some exercise videos and online resources could assist in this regard, but consider using a private trainer at the start.

It is important that you make getting fit a enough priority in your life so that you will make and set aside the time to do it two or three days every week.

Concentrate on the benefits to help keep you motivated. In addition to the overall fitness benefits, the advantages of strength training include increasing your metabolism through added muscle, a better looking shape, greater confidence, and making weight loss easier. You should see major improvements in your shape and measurements after three or four months.

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