3 Dumbbell Arm Workouts To Help Build Your Upper Body Strength - sportfoy.com

3 Dumbbell Arm Workouts To Help Build Your Upper Body Strength

Dumbbell arm workouts are getting increasingly popular among gymgoers due to their immense benefits on the body, particularly the upper body.  All dumbbell arm exercises don’t require visiting the gym once you have the right pair of dumbbells. With a consistent routine (either at home or gym), you can increase your muscle strength and get other health benefits.

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1. Bicep Curl to Overhead Press

Although this looks very simple, it combines two basic exercises. Follow the steps below to perform this exercise:

  • With each hand holding a dumbbell, stand with a little gap between your feet.
  •  Tighten your core as you lift the two dumbbells to your shoulders.
  • Keep your hands moving upward until you have a full stretch directly above your head.
  • Then, reverse the process by returning the two dumbbells to your sides.

2. Overhead Triceps Extension

This is a perfect exercise to strengthen the triceps. The interesting part is that you only need a dumbbell for this exercise. To enjoy this exercise, follow the steps below:

  • Maintain a very comfortable position by standing with your feet hip-width apart.
  • Lift the dumbbell by having your hands placed in the middle of the dumbbell.
  • Keep lifting the dumbbell and bring it behind your head.
  • Then lift the dumbbell into the air and maneuver your hands to return the dumbbell to the starting position.
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3. Plank Dumbbell Row

This dumbbell exercise helps build your triceps and also strengthens and stabilizes your spine.

  • Assume a plank position with a dumbbell in each hand.
  • Maintain the plank position and lift one arm off the ground such that your elbow points up a little bit above your rib cage.
  • Return the dumbbell to the ground, then repeat for the second arm.