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Quick Dumbbell Exercises to Tone Your Arms & Back

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you’re ready for today’s workout! It’s quick, but challenging. You can do this workout on it’s own, or combine it with cardio. I posted my 10-Minute Jump Rope workout below. A great option for this workout is alternating rounds with a round of jump rope (Dumbbell Workout-Jump Rope-Dumbbell-etc). This will allow you to work on strengthening and fat burning at the same time.

Another option is to pair this workout with my 15 Minute Standing Ab Workout. I combined these two workouts and I can definitely feel it in my lats (back), triceps (back of the arms), and core today.

When selecting a weight you want to choose an amount of weight that is challenging for you. If you are easily blasting through 20-reps you want to increase the weight. This will help you to improve your strength, get a higher calorie burn, and achieve shape and definition. Ideally you should be able to do 8-12 reps, with fatigue for the last two reps. Although your muscles will feel tired, the weight shouldn’t be so heavy that you are sacrificing form.

Tonight I have my Ballet Lesson, so that will be my workout tonight. One day per week I take a 90-Minute Ballet class. This is my “me time.” It’s something I do for pure enjoyment, because I love dancing and until recently I hadn’t danced at all until 2007, and hadn’t taken a Ballet class since 2001.  Soon I will have to film a Ballet inspired workout.

Have fun with today’s workout!


Repeat 1-5X

  1. Bicep Curl to Press
  2. Row-Right
  3. Row-Left
  4. Arm Extension
  5. Shoulder Press to Tricep Drop

Repeat 1-3X

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