Boost your workout
Fancy equipment doesn’t build muscle—you do. And a single dumbbell, along with a bit of floor space, is all you need to sculpt the body you want, says Robert dos Remedios, C.S.C.S., the author of Men’s Health Power Training. Try the workout below and see for yourself. “Not only will you simplify your training so you can better concentrate on form and activate more muscle fibers, but you’ll also save a lot of time,” dos Remedios says.
HOW TO DO IT: Perform these exercises as a circuit, doing as many reps of each as you can in 30 seconds, then resting 30 seconds and moving on to the next. Use a single dumbbell the entire time, choosing the heaviest weight that allows you to complete the workout while still maintaining perfect form. Complete 3 circuits total.