Building muscle increases your metabolism along with many other great benefits. In order to build muscle you need to use more resistance than your muscles are used to. While this can be achieved through body weight exercises, if you have access to barbells, dumbbells, and other weight training equipment you can significantly increase the resistance and therefore the muscle building results. Check out these great videos for both follow along weight training workouts, as well as tips and technique videos that will help you advance your fitness training.30 Min Strength Workout
1. 30-Minute Strength Training for Women
I don't always lift heavy weights, but when I do, this is one of my favorite routines! This workout uses simple exercises to focus on form and control while lifting heavier weights. Rep count range is between 10-15 reps per movement; the circuit is designed to work your body to fatigue within each set.As always, focus on great form when using weights, but especially when using heavier loads. Listen to your body during the workout and use a weight range that is appropropriate to your own personal strength and skill level. Level: All (increase weight to add difficulty)Equipment: Mat, 2 sets of dumbbells (1 heaviest set for legs, chest, back, one lighter for arms, shoulders, core)Intensity: Moderate to High (will vary with amount of weight used), Low ImpactThis simple, strength-building workout uses basic exercises to focus building lean muscle in target areas like the legs, chest, back, arms, shoulders and core.with exercises like:Dynamic Warm UpSplit Stance Bent Over RowSingle Arm Bent Over RowOverhead Shoulder PressSquatsChest PressTriceps KickbacksPlank RowRenegade RowHip StretchQuadriceps StretchSpine Extension
2. Intermediate Strength Training Exercise for Upper & Lower Body
Sculpt your upper back in this fat burner workout with fly's and W's. Lifting weights with Colin Triplett will ensure toned muscles and burning calories to help with weight loss. In this Grokker Premium video you will learn how to move efficiently to see results quickly. Follow more of Colin’s Metabolic Burn workouts to see strength gains and weight loss.
3. Full Body Beginner Workout
This workout is a great introduction to integrating small weights into your fitness routine. This Grokker Premium workout consists of six different exercises that target the legs, core, and shoulders. To increase/decrease the difficulty of the routine, simply vary the weights used.
4. Core Waistline Workout
Engage your core and add visible tone using a kettlebell. No kettlebell? No problem, just grab a dumbbell or even a milk jug. Kathryn Marie will help you slim your waist and erase your love handles with russian twists, crunches, planks and more. Use this Grokker Premium workout as a part of the Kettlebell Transformation series for best results.