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5 Dumbbell Moves You Haven't Tried Before

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author image Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott
Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott are the founders of Tone It Up - a healthy lifestyle brand and Community for women of all fitness levels. Dawn and Scott have inspired millions worldwide to pursue their best life through their energetic and positive approach to all things fitness and nutrition. The duo offers workout content and fitness guidance, the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, and TIU fitness gear and apparel. To learn more, visit www.Toneitup.com.
5 Dumbbell Moves You Haven't Tried Before
Want to sculpt gorgeous lean muscles? Strength training is key. Photo Credit: Tone It Up

Strength training is key to sculpting gorgeous, lean muscles and majorly boosting your metabolism for long-lasting results. We know weights can be a little intimidating, but we’re here to show you that amazing results don’t require a ton of equipment or a weight room — all you need is a pair of dumbbells. Today, we’re sharing five dumbbell moves you haven’t tried before. This quick routine works the entire body.

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Grab a pair of five to 10-pound dumbbells and let’s do this. Go through the following circuit three times.

The single leg deadlift and row tones your booty, back and core.
The single leg deadlift and row tones your booty, back and core. Photo Credit: Tone It Up

1. Single Leg Deadlift & Row: Tone Your Booty, Back and Core

Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand at your sides and palms facing in. Shift your weight to your left foot, knee slightly bent, and lift your right foot a couple of inches off the ground. With a flat back, hinge at the hips as you lower your torso toward the ground. Reach the dumbbells toward your feet as your right leg extends straight behind you. Maintaining your balance, row the dumbbells up to your chest, elbows wide. Lower the dumbbells and engage your booty and core as you come up to standing position. Do 15 reps on each side.

The plie squat and pulse tones your inner thighs and booty.
The plie squat and pulse tones your inner thighs and booty. Photo Credit: Tone It Up

2. Plie Squat & Pulse: Tone Your Inner Thighs and Booty

Begin by holding a dumbbell in each hand at chest height while standing with feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and toes turned out. Keeping your spine long and chest upright, lower straight down until your thighs are as parallel to the ground as possible. Pulse upward two inches, then downward two inches before driving through your heels to come back to standing. Do 15 reps.

The woman makers sculpt your total body and rev your metabolism.
The woman makers sculpt your total body and rev your metabolism. Photo Credit: Tone It Up

3. Woman Makers: Sculpt Your Total Body and Rev Your Metabolism

Stand with feet hip-width apart and a dumbbell in each hand. Drop down into a plank position by planting the dumbbells on the ground, palms facing each other, then hopping your legs out behind you. With your core engaged and hips square to the ground, row the right dumbbell up to chest height, keeping your elbow tucked closely to your torso. Bring the right dumbbell back to the ground, then repeat on the left side. Hop both legs back toward your hands and come to standing. Repeat for 15 reps.

The side plank and oblique twist tones your obliques and shoulders.
The side plank and oblique twist tones your obliques and shoulders. Photo Credit: Tone It Up

4. Side Plank & Oblique Twist: Tone Your Obliques and Shoulders

Start in a side plank position with your right forearm planted firmly on the ground and your left hand holding a dumbbell on the ground in front of you. For extra stability, you can stagger your legs by placing your top foot in front of the bottom. Engaging your core and keeping the dumbbell as close to your body as possible, raise your left arm straight overhead. With control, lower the dumbbell back down and twist directly under your torso. Return back to starting position. Do 15 reps on each side.

The bridge dips sculpt your booty and entire core.
The bridge dips sculpt your booty and entire core. Photo Credit: Tone It Up

5. Bridge Dips: Sculpt Your Booty and Entire Core

Begin laying on your back with legs bent, feet flat on the ground and a dumbbell in each hand, resting on your hips. Engaging your glutes and core, lift your hips off the ground until your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Slowly lower back down. Do 15 reps.

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