Dumbbell and Barbell Workout (Only free weights)
One of the best tools you can use to stay in shape are Free Weights i.e. Dumbbells and Barbell, regular use of free weights will not only help you tone up your muscles but it will enhance your overall fitness and strength levels. Here are few reasons why free weight workout will work for you -
Regular use of free weights (dumbbell and barbell) will help strengthen your muscular and skeletal system (musculoskeletal system) that means stronger bones, joints, connective tissue and muscles.
Performing free weight (dumbbell and barbell) workout regularly helps build lean muscle tissue and enhance resting metabolic rate which will further help you to reduce your body fat levels.
Free weight (dumbbell and barbell) workout multiple muscle groups together which helps burn more calories in less amount of time thereby a complete value for your time.
Dumbbells and Barbell workout help you develop stabilizing muscles which help reduce chances on injury. For example while performing standing shoulder press the quadriceps and the erector spinae of the lower back contract to hold the trunk erect as you raise the weights overhead. If these muscles did not contract, you would have a loose spine very susceptible to injury.
Strength and power can be increased effectively to a great extent with the use of barbell and dumbbell ( Free Weights)
Dumbbells and Barbells ( Free Weights ) can work out all body parts versus machines which can only work out specific body part at one point of time also they are much cheaper compared to heavy workout machines.
Dumbbells and barbells require less space and can easily be done at home.
Overall performing free weight workout is best utilization of your time and effort especially if your goal is to lose body fat, increase strength and get in shape quickly.
Raghav Pande is New Delhi (India) based Fitness Consultant
He is a Certified Fitness Trainer,Sports Nutritionist and the Winner of “You Tube Next Trainer”