This simple and effective routine is perfect for any fitness level!
Many of us have a tendency to overcomplicate things—including working out. Overthinking your fitness routine may cause stress and anxiety to build and, all too often, these negative feelings eventually lead you to surrender. But we’re here to simplify things and keep that from happening! When it comes to resistance training, simple moves and a single pair of dumbbells are all that you truly need to get a great workout in. Our total body dumbbell circuit workout will give you a stress-free, head-to-toe workout in less than 20 minutes!
The Benefits of Weight Training
We kept this workout simple for a number of reasons. First, we wanted to create a routine that would benefit beginners and advanced fitness levels. Second, we wanted to prove that a great workout doesn’t have to be complicated. But mostly, we wanted to show you that weight training doesn’t have to be (and shouldn’t be) scary!
If you’re someone who has been exercising for a while, you’re probably already familiar with the importance of weight training. Those new to the fitness world might not be aware of the benefits of resistance training, though. Lifting weights a few times per week can:
Give your metabolism a boost, helping you to burn more fat.
Increase bone density and improve your posture, reducing your risk of age-related injury.
Provide you with a better night’s sleep.
Strengthen and tone your muscles, leaving you with a leaner, sleeker figure!
Simple Total-Body Dumbbell Circuit Workout
All you need for this simple circuit workout is one pair of medium-weight dumbbells (although you can use multiple pairs of varying weights for the different exercises if you’d like).
This is a circuit workout, which means you’ll perform each exercise one after the other with little to no rest in between. Once you finish one round of exercises, rest for up to 60 seconds and then begin again with the first exercise. Complete 3 to 5 rounds total. Be sure to watch the instructional videos below before you begin the workout!
Squat Thrusts – 20 reps
Dumbbell Rows – 20 reps
Dumbbell Chest Press – 20 reps
Single-Leg Deadlifts – 10 reps per leg
Pullover Crunch – 20 reps
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