Exercise is the most important activity you can do for yourself. Everyone young and old can benefit from being physically active.
Try to be physically active doing things like taking a brisk walk or jogging even doing yard work, all of these activities can be beneficial to your overall health.
However performing more intense exercises such as weight lifting for 30-45-minutes on a three-day workout schedule will give you more health benefits. Whichever you choose, the goal is to be physically active for 30 minutes a day.
If you are a beginner in weightlifting, it is a good idea to start slow and gradually increase the weight. It is also a good idea to get a physical exam and advice from a Doctor before starting weight lifting. Dumbbells are a good way to start weight lifting. There are many types of dumbbells available. The Fixed weight ones and the adjustable ones.
Choosing the right type of dumbbells depends on what you want to achieve by weightlifting. If you want to simply tone your muscles and not build up too much a fixed weight dumbbell might suit you best. However, if you want to do more intense weight lifting and build your body, an adjustable dumbbell would suit you best.
Fixed dumbbells are normally cheap and filled with either sand or concrete. Whereas adjustable dumbbells have rings that can be added or taken out depending on the exercise routine, you are doing. Having a set of fixed dumbbells takes a lot of space. However, an adjustable dumbbell will not require much space. An adjustable dumbbells weight can easily be changed with a few turns on the knob.
Now what exercises are best for each muscle group? There are so many that it’s too much to list here. Instead, let’s list the best exercises for each muscle group..
Chest: Incline bench press, flat bench press, flat bench dumbell flyes.
Back: Dead lift, bent over barbell row, bent over one arm dumbell rows.
Biceps: Seated or standing dumbbell curls, preacher curls (with dumbells or barbells), standing barbell curls.
Triceps: Triceps press down, dips, french press.
Legs: Squats, calf raises.
Shoulders: Seated or standing military press ( with barbell or dumbells), shrugs.
Now that you know what exercises are best for each muscle group you can decide based on the goal you want to achieve. Always learn to use weights properly as improper use can cause severe injury.