Watch: The "arms and abs" home workout you can do with just a pair of dumbbells

This 30-minute dumbbells workout hits your arms and abs in all the right ways

Dumbbells workout
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When you pick up your dumbbells, what do you do? Whether you're a seasoned pro at using your weights, or you've just picked up one of our best adjustable dumbbells and are still figuring out how to use them, we've got a new workout for you to try. 

Earlier this year, expert PT Angie Bell took over our Instagram account to showcase her 30-minute arms and abs workout. Just grab a small space and a pair of dumbbells, and take on Angie's total-body blitz. 

Angie's workout hits your whole body. You use your arms, using classic arm exercises with weights like bicep curls, shoulder presses and tricep extension, to help tone up and build muscle in your upper body. 

Arm exercises don't just make you look good: they also improve grip strength, which has been found to be an indicator of overall health and longevity by researchers at the University of Vienna. Grip strength helps physical fitness, by preventing falls and other accidents in your old age, but was also found to be an indicator of heart health. 

Well-developed muscles usually mean you're fit and healthy all-round, indicating healthy bones and a better muscle-to-body-fat ratio. 

Angie's workout also contains plenty of squats, high knees, leg extensions and other leg-toning, core-crunching moves to help you burn fat and lose weight simultaneously. 

Fitness equipment: skipping rope and dumbbells

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Well-developed muscles usually mean you're fit and healthy all-round, indicating healthy bones and a better muscle-to-body-fat ratio. Angie's workout also contains plenty of squats, high knees, leg extensions and other leg-toning, core-crunching moves to help you burn fat and lose weight simultaneously.

If you're looking for more ways to build muscle on a budget, treat yourself to some of the best resistance bands. These easy-to-store, portable rubber bands are like an entire gym in your pocket thanks to their incredible versatility. 

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