Get an easy full-body workout with these 6 single-dumbbell exercises

We say this often, but dumbbells – and especially adjustable dumbbells – are the most versatile pieces of home gym equipment you can buy. So versatile that it’s possible to have a full-body workout in six exercises using just one dumbbell, as the following workout exemplifies.

What is the benefit of doing full body workouts? This type of exercise burns more fat since it uses many muscles simultaneously. But unlike cardio exercises like running and cycling, strength training like this work the muscle in addition to burning fat. Better yet, by packing on muscle mass, you’ll also raise your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), helping your body burn more calories even when you’re not exercising.

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