If you are looking for a quick routine to sculpt your entire body, try this one recommended by Sagar Pednekar, fitness expert Gold’s Gym India. All you need is 10 minutes of this dumbbell workout routine and you are done. Try it out!
Bicep curls: Hold the dumbbells close to your body. Your palms should face forward. Then lift the dumbbells up by flexing at the elbow joint. The dumbbells should reach ¾ of the way to your shoulders. Complete two sets of 10 repetitions to get toned arms.
Lying press: Lie down on your back holding the dumbbells above your shoulders with palms facing forward and keeping your elbows bent. Raise the barbell in front of you and above the forehead at arm’s length. Slowly return to your starting position. Repeat 15 times to work your shoulders
Abdominal crunches: Lie down on your back with your knees bent. Hold a dumbbell in each of your hands. Straighten your arms and point them to the ceiling. Now gradually raise your shoulders and upper back. Then come back to the initial position in a controlled manner. Repeat ten times and do two sets to tone your abs.
Side dumbbell bends: Stand holding a dumbbell in your left hand, while you keep your right hand on your waist. Bend down at your waist to the right. Hold the bent position for a moment and then come back to the starting position. Now bend to the left. Do at least 20 reps of this on both sides to get rid of love handles.
Bent over rows: Hold a pair of dumbbells. Stand with your feet and shoulders hip-width apart, bend your knees and torso slightly to the front and stay at a 45-degree angle with the floor. After few seconds (or counting up to 10) get back to your initial position to complete one rep. Complete 1 set of 20 repetitions to tone lower back.
Squat: Hold a dumbbell in each of your hands and stand up straight. Your palms should be on the side of your legs. Now slowly bend down into a squat with your thighs parallel to the floor. However, make sure that your knees are not beyond your toes. Do 32 sets of 8 repetitions to get toned legs.