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Move: Using Dumbells the Smart Way

Posted by on 30. March 2015

It’s the summer months and it’s the best time to show that toned body with defined Biceps, Triceps, Pectorals, Shoulders, Back, Hips and Legs.  A simple and regular workout using dumbbells can help bring a more toned version of you raring to hit the beach.  Move has the selectorized dumbbells that’s perfect for the occasion and it could save you a lot of space and investment on huge gym equipments. Here’s some smart ways to use your dumbbells to get optimal results.

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Smart Ways to Use Dumbbells

Even with the growing popularity of suspension training systems like TRX or resistance bands, free weights are still a primary training tool for both serious athletes and fitness buffs. Weight training is an effective method for building lean muscle mass, increasing bone density, strengthening the tendons and ligaments, as well as raising your basal metabolic rate so you burn more calories throughout the day.

A complete home gym is a dream setup for most homeowners, but of course all of the equipment like the bench press and weight stacks can occupy a fair amount of space. For those with limited space, all one needs to start an effective strength-training program are a yoga mat, a bench, and a set of dumbbells.

Here is a set of exercises that can be done to work on the upper body.

  • Biceps : Curls, Rotating Curls
  • Triceps : Extension
  • Pectorals : Bench Press, Incline Press, Flys,
  • Shoulders : Lateral Raise, Upright Row
  • Back : Reverse Dumbbell Row, 1-Arm Dumbbell Row
  • Hips & Legs : Squats, Overhead Squads, Stiff-Legged Dead Lift, ¾ Squat

Unless your goal is to achieve maximum strength and power, you don’t have to lift very heavy weights. For fitness-oriented needs and as a supplement to endurance athletes, weights should be your 10RM (Repetition Maximum) at most, done in just 3 sets. It’s important to focus on smooth technique all throughout each repetition. Avoid “jerking” the dumbbell to complete each movement. If you experience stiffness or cramping before you finish each set, stop the exercise. That’s your body’s way of telling you that you have achieved muscle failure. Don’t force your way through the movement as that will only lead to bad form and injury.

Note the rep and set that you were forced to stop, and try to do a little bit better after a few days. With proper technique and recovery, you should see strength gains in a few weeks. These will be quantifiable in the number of reps and sets you can complete, as well as the overall weight or Repetition Maximum that you can lift per exercise.

Performing a 30-minute strength training routine at least 2-3 times a week will be of great benefit to your form, posture, and overall well-being.

Recommended Gear:

Selectorized Dumbbells: simply add/remove the plates to set your desired weight. This simple, compact system eliminates the traditional need to have multiple dumbbells of various weights.

Grab your Core 90lbs Selectorized Dumbbells (P32,495) now at 30% off and up to 12 months 0% installment. The Move Summer Steal promo is valid until April 16, 2015 only.

For inquiries, contact Move Fitness at 887-1500 or visit their branches at 4th level of SM Megamall and SM Aura Premier. To get the latest updates from MoveFitness, log to their Facebook and Twitter accounts at and .

About MOVE


From the retail specialists behind Philippine sports and fitness chains Toby’s Sports and Runnr comes a new concept, a new passion, and a new lifestyle for the world to enjoy. Enter Move – the country’s most innovative fitness lifestyle store in the country, which aims to inspire millions of Filipinos to a life of fitness at any place and time. Move’s vision involves a complete and holistic approach to measuring fitness and prescribing the proper lifestyle. Through personalized, in-depth fitness analysis, the customer is provided a complete workout plan, in which product categories are prescribed for optimal use. Not only does Move seek to improve the customer’s shopping experience, it also aims to help them become fitter, healthier, and happier without the hassle of going to the gym or hiring a personal trainer. Everything you need to become better is now in Move.

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