You don’t need a gym membership to have a solid daily workout routine. Seriously. While it's nice to have the camraderie and competitive components of a big box or boutique gym, you can just as easily pack on muscle and hone a leaner, more defined body right in your own living room. While bodyweight workouts are great, adding some dumbbells to the mix can really takes things up to the level you'd get at a gym.
"With these 10 workouts all you need is three sets of dumbbells and enough space to move without breaking anything in your house or apartment," says Liz Lowe, CSCS., head program designer at Scorch Fitness, a high-intensity interval training gym in Sarasota, Florida.
She would know. She created these killer routines. Here's how it works.
The workouts are set up in a 5-day split. You'll perform as follows:
DAY 1: Upper Body 1
DAY 2: Lower Body 1
DAY 3: Core 1
DAY 4: Total Body 1
DAY 5: HIIT 1
*Take two rest days and start DAY 1 of the following week on Upper Body 2, working your way through the second variations of the workouts.
"Try this split for four weeks (switching between versions 1 and 2) and you'll see the fat burning and muscle building results you can get in the comfort of your home," Lowe says. Challenge accepted?