Toning, low-to-high-impact, beginner’s arms and back-focused weight training workout by POPSugar Fitness

Length: 15 min 22 sec

A thorough arms and back workout using medium weight dumbbells. Modifications for low-impact and beginner moves are available.

Included Features

Warmup checkmark Equipment needed Yoga mat (optional), dumbbells
Cool-down

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Space needed

Width of a yoga mat

Beginner Modifications

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Apartment friendly?

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Advanced Modifications

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Shoes needed?

Yes

Review

Sweat Level sweat dropx1 Fun Level happy facex2
Burn Level flamex3 Soreness Level ouchx3
Torture Level dying facex2 Ease of Following thumbs upx4

This is a nice selection of dumbbell strength training moves. I actually kind of enjoyed it because I don’t do weight training much, and this workout had some unusual moves, so it was a nice refreshing change of pace.

It’s not too torturous a workout either. The one move that really got me was the pushups, which are always hard (and for the record, I still do them on my knees).

The only thing I didn’t like too much was that there was not as much explanation of the form as I might have needed. Since I don’t use dumbbells often, I could easily have hurt myself. But the video itself is easy to follow and the hosts are really great, so I think it’s doable for beginners, so long as they perform the moves carefully.

For the most part this is a really nice workout for the arms and back, which left me pretty sore for the next two days. Hopefully you’ll like it as much as I did!

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