Heya fitties! Today I’m bringing you a fat blasting, upper body workout inspired by celebrity trainer, Max Tapper. I’m a big fan of functional training, combined with additional weight, aka dumbbells, you’re in for an extra treat! Common advantages of using dumbbells versus weight training machines are: increased balance requirement, optimal symmetry development, effective use of stabilizing muscles as well as fuller range of motion & more functionality – now that’s what I call “fitness”!
I squeezed in a series of 1 minute bodyweight cardiovascular movements in between each strength exercise to keep your heart rate up and help you burn some extra calories along the way! Make sure you read the full instruction & watch each exercise demo below before you get started.
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Dumbbell Upper Body Workout Circuit: Breakdown
- Start off with a 5-10 minute warm-up session (you can warm-up using your favorite piece of cardio equipment or with your own bodyweight (jumping jacks, jog in place, etc.), as long as you get that heart rate up!
- Complete 1 set of the exercises listed below consecutively (10-12 reps each – with minimal breaks between exercises), following the order in which they are shown (completing 1 min. cardio moves in between each strength exercise)
- Once you’ve completed all 5 exercises (and 1min. cardio sets), take a short break (about 60-120 seconds) and repeat for a total of 3 sets
- Your goal is to complete all exercise reps efficiently while keeping a good form & taking minimal breaks in between exercises
- Adjust the intensity of each exercise by using proper weight – final reps of each exercise should be hard to perform but you should be able to complete your reps without neglecting your form
- Don’t forget to cool-down and stretch those muscles once you’re all done!
Dumbbell Upper Body Workout Circuit: Exercise Demos
10-12 Chest Press
10-12 Shoulder Press
10-12 Dumbbell Row
>>> 1min. High Knees
10-12 Biceps Hammer Curl (forward video to 1:30 min.)
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