Gym Equipment Reviews
is a great full body exercise that simultaneously works out multiple
areas of your body including your lower body: legs (thighs and
hamstring muscles) and glutes and upper body including
your lats, shoulders and forearms.
Full Body Exercise
In my opinion, this exercise and full body exercises in general are
recommended for people who want to lose weight fast and build muscle at
the same time. It's also ideal for women who want to tighten and tone
their figure. Full body exercises also do a great job
in toning the problem areas of a person's body where
body fat may accummulate.
Full-body exercises are also excellent time saving exercises that will
you to maximize the amount of time you exercise allowing you to work
multiple areas of your body all at one time enabling you to lose
weight faster and build muscle.
This exercise can also be done with a
kettlebell, free weight or a medicine ball. In the text
description I will use a dumbbell, but for the video description I am
using a free weight. The method of performance is the same, regardles
of what equipment you wish to use.
Performing this exercise
Step-by-step instructions plus video
Choose an appropriate dumbbell and place it on the floor. To get the
feel for this exercise, I suggest you choose a lighter weight. Once you
have done a few repetitions and are familiar with the movement of the
exercise, choose a heavier or more appropriate weight.
Assume a squat position with your legs bent and slightly wider than the
width of your shoulders and knees directly over your feet.
Grasp the dumbbell between your legs with both hands. Arms are
extended and the shoulders positioned over dumbbell.
Back should be straight. By straight I mean flat and not curved.
Raise the dumbbell with both hands. As you are raising the dumbbell,
you are standing up simultaneouly until you are fully in the standing
The dumbbell throughout this movement
will be simultaneously raised to shoulder height directly in front of
you and finally finishing the movement with the dumbbell being
slightly over your head.
Return back to the starting position by lowering the dumbbell and
assuming the squat position.
Do about 2-3 sets of 10 to 16 reps.
Here is video demonstration of this exercise using just a free weight.