Happy Friday, fit friends! Here is another FUN and FAST workout for you to blast some serious calories and strengthen your Upper Body and Cardiovascular System! The best part is that you don't need tons of fancy equipment or time to fit in a great workout with this Dumbbell workout!
This week's Free Fitness Friday: Upper-body Dumbbell Workout
This workout is very simple to set up (all you need is a pair of light weight dumbbells and a pair of moderate-to-heavy weight dumbbells) and can be done in any timeframe that you have (anywhere from 15-30 minutes), but should be done at a fast-pace and with minimal rest. You can even fit this workout in at the end of a workout for an extra calorie burn! Complete all exercises in a row for 1 round, rest for 1 minute, then begin with the first exercise for round 2. Complete as many rounds as you can in the time you have! (Try for 4-6 rounds!)
As always, be sure to warm up before beginning the first round and cool down and stretch when you are finished.
- 10 Push-ups (holding onto moderate-to-heavy dumbbells)
- 10 Bent-over row (with moderate-to-heavy dumbbells)
- 10 Tricep kickbacks (with moderate-to-heavy dumbbells)
- 20 Alternating lateral & front raises (10 each side, with light dumbbells)
- 20 Jumping Jacks with lateral raises (with light dumbbells)
Check out this short video to see how each exercise is performed and to ensure that you have proper form throughout each exercise!
There you have it! Five simple, yet effective exercises and 15-30 minutes later ... your arms will be burning, your heart rate will be soaring, and you'll be ready to tackle the rest of your day!
Have a great workout and a wonderful weekend ahead!