Dumbbells are instruments featured in resistance training, and are your great allies when you seek to transform your body. They adapt to your needs and mold and sculpt your figure as no other method can.
Training with weights turns your body into a machine to burn fat, because to maintain muscle mass your body must generate a significant caloric expenditure. Every half kilogram of muscle mass burns about 50 calories at rest.
Tips to adapt the training to your need:
- If your goal is to increase muscle mass, lift a weight that only allows you to complete 10 to 12 repetitions, with a rest of 1 to 2 minutes between each set.
- If your goal is to strengthen and define, raise a weight that allows you to complete between 15 and 25 repetitions until you reach muscle failure. This term refers to the moment when the muscle you are working on reaches its point of fatigue and you can not do a further repetition while maintaining good posture.
- If you want to increase strength, lift a weight that only allows you to complete between 6 and 8 repetitions, with a break of 2 to 3 minutes between each series.