With a busier work schedule the past two months it's been necessary to make my gym workouts a little more efficient.
This means less selfies, less music switching, less chatting.
More lifting, more sweating and more adventure in my workouts.
I'm a creature of habit when it comes to working out in a gym. I don't often try anything new because there's the small bit of fear to do something and fail while others are potentially watching me do it. Box jumps? Pull ups? More than 90lbs on the squat rack without a spotter? It's all a little scary for me.
It's essential that you have a few key moves in your repertoire that you can feel comfortable doing in any gym setting.
Hello - Dumbbells!
There's so many different things that you can do with dumbbells and the great thing is that they're not just for your arms. You can do squats, lunges, rows, curls, presses - there's really no limit AND it's a standard piece of gym equipment that you can vary to your individual strength.
Overall, a pretty low investment for high resistance potential.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out this article with 30 new (or familiar) moves you can do with the dumbbell set you feel most comfortable with.
Some of my immediate favorites:
Get after it! What are your favorite dumbbell moves?