Dumbbell Man Maker

  • Skill Level Intermediate
  • Type Muscle Endurance
  • Equipment Dumbbells
  • Body parts Total Body
Dumbbell Man Maker

A progression of the traditional burpee, the DB Man Maker engages the core through the entire motion while increasing strength, power, and cardiovascular conditioning. To perform the move unweighted, raise each arm up as if you’re doing a Superman exercise, instead of rowing dumbbells. 


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    Start in a pushup position holding two hexagonal dumbbells
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    Row the weight one arm at a time. Then perform a pushup.
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    Jump your feet forward into a squatting position. Stand up, pull the weight up to your shoulders and then press it overhead.

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