Here’s what we came up with!
Using an aerobic step:
Simply lie flat on your back, pulling your belly button into your core. Begin with your arms straight out to your sides, having them slightly bent.
Bring both arms up in front of you at the same time. Be sure not to let them touch.
Begin seated in “Indian style.” Raise your arms half way up.
Raise arms above the head, keeping your arms close to your ears and not letting the dumbbells touch.
Begin with on knee on the step. This may work better if your step has risers. Keep your left hand and left kneee parelle.
Use your right arm and pull the weight back towards the back wall.
Begin with your elbows slightly bent and your buttocks lifted up off of the floor.
Sink your body down towards the floor, but never touching the floor.
Biceps, Triceps, and Shoulders:
Begin standing in a lunge position with your arms straight down. Turn your arms slightly outward.
As you sink down into your lunge, bring your elbows up into a curl.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with your arms down with your palms facing each other.
Proceed into the squat bringing you elbows up into the curl.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Tighten your abs and use both hands to hold the weight above your head.
Bend your elbows back and bring your arms back up to starting position.
These are a few examples of workouts you can do with dumbbells on your own time or at the gym. All of these exercises are good for triceps, biceps, and shoulders. For more of an abdominal challenge, you can always use a weight in place of a medicine ball.