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Fresh Start to Fitness: Post-Thanksgiving Dumbbell Workout

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Fresh Start 2 Fitness - Post-Thanksgiving Dumbbell Workout

Did you overindulge during Thanksgiving? Eat way too much food and spend too much time on the couch watching movies or football? Get back on track with this full body toning, heart rate revving dumbbell circuit routine from Jeffrey Beck, exercise specialist from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.

Do one set of each of the following exercises without rest in between. Afterward, rest one minute and then repeat. Run through the circuit three times, Beck recommends.

1) Clean and Press: Place the dumbbells on the floor in front of you and bend down to grab them while keeping your back flat and chest up. Explosively extend your hips, shrug and clean the weights up to shoulder level. Press them overhead. Do 5-10 reps.

2) Romanian Dead Lift: Hold the dumbbells in front of your thighs with your feet hip-width apart. Push your hips back and bend forward until you feel you can't keep the arch in your lower back. Extend your hips to come back up. Do 12 reps.

3) Bent Dumbbell Row: Hinge forward at the hips, holding a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing each other. Row both weights up to your sides, focusing on squeezing your shoulder blades together at the top of the movement. Do 10 reps.

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