Dumbbells, dumbbells, dumbells. We love dumbbells! (Specifically, these dumbbells.) And, here are the best ways to use them — for every part of your body. Best Dumbbell Exercises for Your Back Best Dumbbell Exercises for Your Arms Best Dumbbell Exercises for Your Shoulders Best Dumbbell Exercises for Your Chest Best Dumbbell Exercises for Your Glutes (Our Fave!) Best Dumbbell Exercises for Your Legs Best Dumbbell Exercises for Your Core Want more? You can get specific dumbbell workouts that target each area listed above here. Happy lifting and muscle building! Now tell us: what’s your favorite dumbbell move? That single-leg box squat…

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I love fitness gadgets and I’ve amassed my fair share of them, but over the past few months I’ve tested all the exercises to come up with the best moves you can do for every part of your body using only dumbbells. Be sure to read through them all here and give me your thoughts. As we’ve seen over the previous dumbbell exercises posts, sometimes simplicity is better. Whether that’s because you’re traveling and the hotel gym is not what you’re accustomed to, or because you wanna work on your bench press but you don’t have a spotter, dumbbells really can be an…

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Gone are the days that core work meant just a bunch of crunches. And although bodyweight core work is awesome (I do love me some plank variations), you don’t have to get stuck in that rut either. The important thing to remember about our bodies is that they adapt to what we repeatedly ask them to do, and then they click into cruise control. In order to elicit more strength gains, we have to up the challenge periodically so that our bodies will continue to adapt. When it comes to core work, there simply is no better or more accessible …

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I’ve always had a thing for working my arms. For some reason, they’ve always just been the most responsive to strength training. My friend Sam jokes that she never sees in me in sleeves. She’s not wrong — I do love to show off my arms. Everybody’s got their thing, right? With so much equipment out there, and new stuff being added all the time, dumbbells (here are our fave ones to use) are still the perfect tool to build your bi’s and tri’s. So here we go again, finding new purpose for an old favorite — this time we’re using …

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the barbell. Often, it’s just my first instinct on strength days at the gym to just head to the barbell platform and get to work. But as I’ve pointed out in the past few posts of this series, that’s not always possible. We have so many fitness tools available to us nowadays, each with its pros and cons, so it’s important that we remain open-minded about the tools we use to get stronger and fitter. Besides, why limit ourselves when there are so many fun and creative ways to move our …

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