Best Dumbbell Exercises to Strengthen Every Part of Your Body

Dumbbell Reverse Fly

Targets: back of the shoulders, upper back

How to do it: Stand with your feet right under your hip and a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing each other. Slightly bend your knees as you hinge forward until your torso is about parallel to the ground. Keep that back flat. Let the dumbbells hang in front of you then slightly bend your elbows. Squeeze the shoulder blades and raise the dumbbells out to your sides. With control, lower your arms back down. Raise up and lower again for another rep. Keep going until you’ve finished your set.

V-Sit Russian Twist

Targets: Core, abs, hips

How to do it: Lie on your back with your feet flat on the floor and knees bent. Grab one dumbbell and hold one end in each hand. Sit up and lift your feet up off the floor until your thighs and torso make a “V” shape. Hold here, then twist your torso to the right. Twist over to the left. Each time you twist to one side, count one rep. Keep it up until your set is up. If holding your feet up is too challenging, just keep your feet on the floor and rotate away.