You don’t need to spend hours in the gym to build functional muscle, try this 12-minute home workout instead

You don’t need to live in the gym to build strength and muscle. This workout can be done at home with just a couple of dumbbells, hitting every major upper-body muscle group in 12 minutes. 

We like lifting with a set of the best adjustable dumbbells (opens in new tab) as they allow us to adjust the weight for each exercise to suit our strength level. However, a fixed-weight dumbbell set or a pair of kettlebells can also be used. Even two filled water bottles will work if you’re just starting your strength training journey.