Work your biceps, triceps, and shoulders with these simple moves.
If you’re committed to seeing a change in your shape, strength training needs to be a part of your life. PopSugar Fitness has five easy-to-follow and effective dumbbell exercises to get you started. Grab one set of medium-weight dumbbells—try starting with eight pounds.
1. Skull Crushers
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- Grab a set of dumbbells, and start by lying on your back with the knees bent.
- With one dumbbell in each hand, raise your arms so they are above your chest, making sure your elbows are straight but not locked.
- Slowly lower both arms toward your head, bending your elbows to 90 degrees as the dumbbells reach the mat. Aim to lower your dumbbells so they are on either side of your head, elbows bent and pressing in toward your head.
- Lift your arms back to starting position. This is one rep. Do two sets of 15 reps.