A 5-Minute Dumbbell Workout You Can Do Every Day to Build Strength – Livestrong

Working out doesn’t have to eat up large chunks of your time. Try this 5-minute dumbbell workout to build muscle and improve joint strength and cardio fitness.

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For instance, doing workouts of 10 minutes or less throughout the day was associated with a lower risk of early death, according to a March 2018 review in the ​Journal of the American Heart Association​. In addition, researchers of an October 2019 review in ​Sports Medicine​ found no difference in how micro-workouts and longer, continuous bouts of exercise affected blood pressure and heart health.

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Exercising in short bursts also allows you to easily fit exercise into your daily schedule. Instead of trying to block out 30 minutes for exercise three or four days a week, you can fit in a quick 5-minute workout every day.

To help get you started, here is a 5-minute dumbbell workout made up of three exercises that help you build muscle and joint strength and improve cardio fitness. Set a timer for 5 minutes and perform each exercise for the amount of reps listed below. Cycle through the three exercises until the 5 minutes is up.

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With this quick workout, you get everything necessary to strengthen your body in a way that realistically conforms to your schedule while providing tons of health benefits.