Hand weights! What’s not to love: they are cheap, easy to transport and versatile. They can be used to tone your arms, upper back, abs, thighs, butt – you name it. I love to use them on my arms while I’m watching TV or reading a book, because it’s a sneaky way of toning up without feeling like you’re doing a hardcore workout. Keep them close to you at all times, and you’ll find that you’re burning a lot more calories every day. And watch that flab go away!
Where I got mine from: Walmart for $5 each. They had a bunch of colors and I decided to be girly and choose purple. You can also buy hand weights from a variety of sporting stores; they’re very popular!
What weight I use: I use 5 pounders, so when I use both together it’s an easy 10 pounds.
Here are some exercise you can do with your hand weights at home:
There you have it, a bunch of little helpful animated men. Here are some useful tips to remember:
*You don’t need to have a bench at home, simply use the side of your bed or a chair, or lay on the ground.
*Always use resistance when using weights – do not simply swing your body part with the weight, because this will not have much effect. Tense and do the rep.
*Start out light and work your way up to heavier weights.