Good Morning Everyone!
It’s workout time again, and I am excited to bring you a brand new workout. I’m only 1-week postpartum so I won’t be teaching new workouts for a little while, so Jesse stepped out in front of the camera again for today’s workout. I can’t wait until I am cleared for exercise, but I am enjoying just focusing on my newborn baby right now.
This is a full body dumbbell workout, designed to build strength and power while sculpting your body. Jesse is a runner, so for him it’s important to maintain lean muscle mass without adding bulk. When you are running 5-minute miles having too much muscle mass will just slow you down. However, to little muscle on runners leads to injury, poor form, and decreased endurance.
Today’s workout is completed for repetitions instead of intervals. Select the level that is most appropriate for you. If you don’t have dumbbells you can complete the exercises without them, but the added resistance really increases the intensity. When selecting a dumbbell you want to choose a challenging weight. The last few repetitions should be tough to complete, but you should be able to do it while maintaining form.
We hope that you enjoy today’s workout! Let us know what you think on Instagram: @BenderFitness & @BenderCrosby1 or on Facebook @MelissaBenderFitness
See you soon!
Melissa, Jesse & Maverick
Equipment: Dumbbells & a Chair or Bench you can step on safely.
Level 1: 10 Reps
Level 2: 15 Reps
Level 3: 20 Reps
- Romanian Deadlifts
- Squat & Press
- Rock the Boat with Weight
- Bent Over Rows
- Step Ups-Right
- Side Plank with Weight-Right
- Step Ups-Left
- Side Lunge Wood Chopper-Right
- Side Plank with Weight-Left
- Side Lunge Wood Chopper-Left
- Decline Spiderman Pushups
Optional: Pair with 30-Minutes Cardio of Choice
15 thoughts on “Glutes, Core & More: Full Body Dumbbell Workout”
Will try tomorrow!! All my children love fitness, they have been watching me and my husband since they were young. Also this year my oldest will be running cross country.
That’s fantastic! I really think it helps establish healthy habits when they see you doing it! Cross Country is fantastic. I miss helping to coach our local high school team. 🙂
I am so happy for your new little family. It has been great following your journey these last 9 months. I know you are even more busy, but I would love a new mom update and hear about your labor experience. Thanks for the great workout!
This was awesome! I love all your videos but it was cool to see your husband do one! I’ve never seen him do one! I’ll be doing this one tomorrow! I’ve been doing your month one bikini program and cardio and HIIT work outs. I’ve been working out for over a year with no changes to the belly area. I’m going to keep at it. My husband jokes with me we’ve been together since I was15 and I never played sports in school I tried running when we had our first kid in 2008 and I hated it, he always making jokes saying how I hated running and now I’m obsessed with it. Thank you for being my motivation to keep working at it! I love the benders!! Lol
Congratulations on the sweet baby. You look great Melissa. I LOVED the workout.
The weights bring a totally different pace and challenge. This is by far one of my favorites. I use to lift more weights being a college athlete and I always loved how it felt. Thanks for all your workouts and even more your dedication to helping other stay fit. God Bless
I am so happy to see you and Maverick at the beginning of this video. So glad to have Jesse filling in for you. You look amazing. Congrats and keep up your strength. We like to see Jesse in front of the camera too every once in a while 🙂 Have a great Tues!!
Jesse is super fun.. . Always makes me belly laugh. You both are great! Congratulations on your new baby! 🙂
This is the cutest video you’ve ever made! 😀 Three of you and the cat make a fantastic family together :)) Very inspiring and excellent workout. thank you!
Congratulations guys!!!! My best wishes…Silvia
It was so good seeing you with your sweet baby, Melissa! Congratulations — it is such a special time. 🙂
I discovered you a few weeks ago, am LOVING your workouts, and today I’m going to start your 12-week bikini competition workout plan. (Not training for competition, but for health, muscle gain, and weight loss.) Since working at a computer from home the last two years I’ve gotten so out of shape! Thank you for the inspiration and the tough yet do-able free workouts. I’m grateful!! 🙂
Just did 1 round 😀 sweating like crazy I wanted to start a 30 day challenge so I’m going to finish two rounds of other combined from the 30day 🙂 Thank you guys for sharing for free that is awesome. I discovered you Melissa on youtube last week while looking for a runners stretch video! The king arthur is a killer stretch thank you!!
That’s one of my favorite stretches! Glad you liked it!
I did this workout yesterday for reps and interval-style, (so 2 rounds) and WOW!! My abs and obliques are SORE today! Adding that weight really is a game changer. LOVE! This one is going in my Favorites. 🙂
Remember when Jessie said move quickly between exercises?