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. Lower Body Shred Workout
Lower Body Shred Workout | Level 2 from BeFit in 30 Extreme is a fierce, lower body-sculpting, strength-training workout that focuses on several major muscle groups simultaneously to burn fat, strengthen the core, and tone the legs, butt, back, arms, shoulders, chest, and abdominals using 3 high-intensity workout circuits consisting of 3 explosive exercises each with short, 30-second rest periods in between for the ultimate strength-building, calorie-blasting experience. Get ready to set your quads and glutes on fire with Fitness Expert & 30 Day 6 Pack Abs/ BeFit in 30 Extreme Trainer, Scott Herman as he teaches you to focus on proper form, breathing, and balance to maximize results in this fierce, 20-minute segment. Learn how to slim the waistline, shape the hips and thighs, and sculpt a firm and lifted backside as you shred the abs and tone the oblique's with this effective workout. Scott's upbeat and encouraging instruction will serve as an inspiration as you fight through the burn with total body-toning moves such as front squat presses, single-leg dead lifts, renegade rows, split squats, planks with rows, reverse lunges, oblique swivels, lateral hops, and sky reaches that will build endurance and lean definition. You will need a sturdy chair, a set of dumbbells, a towel, and a bottle of water to complete this rapid-fire workout that can be adjusted to fit any skill level by modifying weight, rest periods, reps, and form. Look and feel your best as you work out with the pros right from your own living room. Transform yourself with this effective, free, new system and create a stronger, leaner, and healthier new you. See below for a complete list of workout moves, time codes, and suggested reps.
3. Total Body Strength
Squat to the tempo! For that rock hard booty and body you've always wanted, you need to work it. Shab Islam will firm and shape your body from top to bottom using only a resistance band or a pair of dumbbells. This workout is part of a Grokker Premium progression so keep up with her Smarter Way to Workout series to see positive changes in your body.
4. Advanced Strength Training Exercise
Feel the burn! Lean up and build strength with Colin as he takes you through this Advanced Level fat burning workout. Meet your weight loss goals by making Colin's workouts a priority. You can find more Grokker Premium videos in the Metabolic Burn series on Colin's Expert Profile page.
5. 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.
6. 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.