Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday Workout: Free Dumbbell Workout Videos

Everyone and their moms has been preaching the gospel re: adding weights to your workout routine. Not gonna lie, I've been hesitant to get on the bandwagon because of a few little things:

1. Weights cost money, I don't have money. And assuming I get stronger I need to buy more weights right?

2. I feel like weight-lifting is a like a secret club with a secret language. I live with a guy who played college football and when I mentioned wanting to add weights to my workouts he started speaking said other language (oh yeah totally just add in a few dead lift squat press back sweeps you'll like it)


3. Where would I even START? Like would I just sit in the basement and do some bicep curls and tricep dips (the only 2 moves I know) after HIIT? I just, what?

A few weeks ago I mentioned doing Fitness Blender's 5 Day Challenge, and lo and behold my old workout buddies Daniel and Kelli (Daniel and Kelli if you ever read this I swear I'm not creepy) whipped out the dumbbells and just like that, I converted.

Amanda mentioned finding a great deal at Walmart, so I stopped by and found a great deal on this Gold's Gym SpaceSaver 25 lb Single Dumbbell set:
So for $50 I got these weights that range from 5 lbs - 25 lbs. Great deal for my starter self AND it doesn't take up much room in the house.

Here are the videos I'm adding into my routine, of course Fitness Blender and Millionaire Hoy just casually add them into killer workouts:













So tell me: do you do weights? Do you have good resources for videos/workouts/where to buy weights?

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24 comments:

  1. I love weight training. Bobybuilding.com has a program called LiveFit Trainer with Jamie Eason and it got me started awhile back when i was learning. It has printouts and everything to track, and videos of how to do the exercises. Oh, and it's free! ;)

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  2. I use dumbells at home too--and I'm definitely gonna use these videos for my next workout!!

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  3. that's awesome you found something that works for you--i'm glad you shared this with us!! def some good info!

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  4. Shut. The. Front. Door. I need this. Like right meow. I want to start lifting weights but like you, I was all like wait, what? I was also worried that by lifting weights, my already teensy tiny chest would just concave in (read: no boobs). I'm so over that worry now lol!

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  5. Weights are my favorite!!! I will left weights with the bros, I hate cardio! I feel like adding in some weights is the fastest way you will see your body change...no matter how fit you are or are not! So get em bro'! Also, awesome deal and way smarter to get the 5-25 that you got instead of getting them all separate like me. Weights are not cheap!

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  6. I love running - but adding in the weight training was such a great boost to my exercise regimen.

    But - I learned that once I started lifting - I got HUNGRIER - so, remember to eat for your new muscles!

    :) Thanks for your kind comment yesterday.

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  7. I'm always on the hunt for new dumbbell videos!! thanks for sharing. You always find the best videos!

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  8. Yess! So glad you got on the dumbbell train, and awesome deal you scored on those weights! I love those Fitness Blender videos but still have yet to check out Millionaire Hoy. Will have to get on that! #wowlinkup

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  9. I love this! Weights are imperative! So many people (girls) are afraid of getting bulky. No way! Weights kick start the metabolism to burn more fat. More muscle=burn more fat. Also=better metabolism.

    I used to ONLY lift with NO cardio and had the same fat burning effect by super setting. Except I haven't worked out in almost 2 mths due to an injury. but getting back to you, I love that you found a great deal! Those weights are so versatile and I think it's a great addition to any home.

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  10. wow - fabulous! i only have 2 little weights at home but i always just do my own thing, i never even thought about looking for dumbbell videos - duh!

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  11. Hi Lindsay,
    I just hopped by from #wowlinkup and I love your selection of easy to follow--and best of all, free--weight training videos! I like the clean simplicity of Fitness Blender's videos. I realize how important it is to add muscle building exercises to our fitness regime so I am trying to make weight training a routine!

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  12. I to totally believe in weights and have a FULL RACK! Yes we do. And if hand weights are too expensive, those bands would work (they aren't my favorite) but they cost less and can deliver quite a workout. Also, I'm beginning to believe you have a crush on this Millionaire Hoy person. LOL! #wowlinkup

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  13. I'm on Day 4 of Fitness Blender's Day 5 Challenge. I love their workouts! I must try out this Millionaire Hoy you speak of.

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  14. I buy weight on sale a Sport Authority or a resale shop. If I don't have weights I use rubber resistance which is cheap also. #wowlinkup

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  15. I just got 8 lb weights for my birthday (upgrade from the 3 lb ones I've been using over a year)!

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  16. lifting is my jam! i've been searching for 20lbs dumb bells but i refuse to dish out $40 for a pair...i've been looking at garage sales and kijiji/CL but so far, no luck :(

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  17. So happy to see this!!! Yay for free workout vids for my vacation!!

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  18. Its really good and informative post you have shared about the weight lifting which is good for our health. As we are also deals with workout clothes, which gives you comfortable while workout.

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  19. My brother uses Dumbbells for exercise. For long time I was also thinking to start exercise but I didn’t get any good videos. But I loved your workout videos and I will use them for my workout.

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