Step into a gym and you'll definitely see fitness enthusiasts performing dumbbell pullovers. A gym is great, but some of the workouts you see being carried out in the gym can be performed at home too.
After all, you can exercise anywhere, so you don't really need complicated gym machinery and equipment just to be healthy. You can attempt this workout from the comfort of your own home.
For this workout, you will need one weight and a nice mat to lie on. I'm sure you can find them lying around at home.
This is the starting position of your exercise. Avoid resting your hands on the floor as it will lessen the effectiveness of your workout.
Similar to dumbbell flyes, be sure to keep your elbows slightly bent to prevent muscle strain.
If you cannot keep your hands floating above the surface, chances are, you are completely burned out from doing any further repetitions. So take a break and relax. Please do not get injured.
Having a firm grip is very important as you do not want your weight to slip and cause injuries.
Important tips are worth repeating over and over again. I hope you are not annoyed, but please keep in mind to not jerk and move too quickly. Move at an appropriate pace.
Remember to not to pile on weights too quickly. You'll injure yourself and you won't be able to exercise for at least three weeks - after which your fitness will have gone down again.
Take things slowly, one step at a time. Being patient will reward you handsomely.
This is true for every single exercise. If you want a bigger challenge, just strive to complete more repetitions. Again, listen to your body and do not overdo it.
You can try to make things harder by holding the end position (where you bring your arms over your head) for a few seconds. You can choose how long you would want to hold each repetition.
Remember, variety rules!
I've shown you two workouts that were previously believed to be "gym-only" exercises that you can do at home. I think being able to do them from the comfort and privacy of your home is very important.
It makes you feel relaxed and confident because you are in your personal space. You will have a greater sense of confidence to try out the workouts.
So grab a mat, wear your favourite tee and shorts or track pants and get cracking! You know you want to. :D
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