Dumbbells are a great option for strength-training anywhere—in a gym, at home, outside—because they're compact and easy to use. The key to strengthening your muscles is to keep them challenged by changing up your workout—and your exercise equipment.
You have your upper body strength training routine so down pat that the weights know you’re coming even before you put the resistance band down. Kudos on your dedication to this important aspect of fitness! After all, it’s essential to increasing lean muscle mass and conditioning your body to move easily today and tomorrow.