Super Sculpting DUMBBELL STRENGTH Circuit | 35 Minute NO CARDIO Weight Loss Workout

If you follow me on Instagram (and, by the way, won’t you, please?  I freaking LOVE Instagram!  And would LOVE to get to know you better, which I do and I will because I follow back.  Unless you sell wraps or shakes, because I don’t do that crap, and lately it seems like everybody who follows me is trying to sell me something.  Ugh!  No thank you.  I use IG to tell you about posting new workouts sometimes, but mostly it’s about my life and what I do for workouts besides the ones you see on YouTube and positive moti-quotes that I like and stuff like that.  I totally dig seeing other peoples’ workouts and pets and find that it’s easier to connect than on Facebook.)

Anyway, wow, where was I?  Instagram.  Following.  Yes.

I’ve posted a few times recently about how my awesome husband has started working out with my videos.  I seriously could not love this more!  He’s an ultramarathoner/endurance athlete like I am (except, like, times 10!  He’s fast and fearless and really amazing.), and he loves his cardio workouts of course, but was finding that he really needed to add some strength training and was sort of unmotivated to work up his own routine.  And what a lucky coincidence – he’s married to somebody who has hundreds of pre-made, follow along, workout at home exercise videos!  🙂

So, even though everything I do is for you, this one was really for him.  I’m pretty sure it’s going to kick his butt, because, honestly, it was a little bit harder than I thought it was going to be.  I say that a lot, don’t I?  I swear, all workouts seem completely doable when they’re on paper.  But all you have to do is watch the very first exercise and see how badly my legs were shaking to get an idea of how challenging this was!  I’m going to “encourage” him to give it a try this week – I’ll let you know how it goes.

You’re going to get a nice “burnout” feeling from this workout.  We’re working circuit-style, but I went with higher reps and fewer rounds, which was a different sort of challenge.  And, speaking of challenges, there’s a fair amount of balance work in this one, too.  🙂

Leave me a comment if you have any questions and feel free to print out this breakdown to take it with you on-the-go!

Super Sculpting DUMBBELL STRENGTH Circuit Workout Breakdown - Pahla B Fitness

Super Sculpting DUMBBELL STRENGTH Circuit | 35 Minute NO CARDIO Weight Loss Workout

You’ll need one pair of dumbbells for this workout.  I went with a “medium” weight and was happy with my choice – lighter would have been too easy, but any heavier and I wouldn’t have been able to finish.

Start off with a brief warm-up:  20 Arm Circles, 20 Arm Crossers, 20 High Knees, 20 Leg Opener Stretches and 10 Inchworms

Do each exercise 15x, repeat the circuit 2x:

  • Left Leg Split Squat + Drinky Bird (Single Leg Deadlift) – on the 15th rep, hold the Drinky Bird and do 15 Bent Over Rows
  • Right Leg Split Squat + Drinky Bird – on the 15th rep, hold the Drinky Bird and do 15 Bent Over Flys
  • Half-Kneeling Press Ups (15 on each side)
  • Starfish (hold one weight with both hands, count one on each leg lift = one)
  • Weighted Bridge Marching

Finisher:  20x (on each side) Renegade Row + Side Plank Press Up

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