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The 10-Minute Basic Arm Blast

Celebrity trainer Don Saladino shares a quick-hit routine.

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Don Saladino
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No matter how busy your day is, it would be tough to say you don’t have 10 minutes to spare at some point. That’s the idea behind this 10-minute, circuit-style arm workout from celebrity trainer Don Saladino.

If you think 10 minutes isn’t long enough to feel like you’ve gotten some work done, think again. “This is simple, and this is going to give you a crazy arm pump,” Saladino said in the video. He stresses the importance of creating tension and not swinging or jerking as you complete the reps.

This routine involves just two dumbbells, and they don’t have to be 50s. “What I like about this workout is that we can take a light dumbbell and make it really heavy,” Saladino says. Again, it’s all about controlling the weight and creating tension in the muscle.

If you’re the type who likes to follow along with a video while you lift, you’re in luck. Saladino does the full workout in the video below, and the exercises, sets and reps are listed underneath.

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Don Saladino's 10-Minute Arm Blaster

Exercise
Equipment
Sets
Reps
Rest
Exercise 1 of 4

Dumbbell Biceps Curl

Equipment
Dumbbells
Sets
1
Reps
10
Rest
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Exercise 2 of 4

Dumbbell Hammer Curl

Equipment
Dumbbells
Sets
1
Reps
10
Rest
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Exercise 3 of 4

Dumbbell Kickback

Equipment
Dumbbells
Sets
1
Reps
10
Rest
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Exercise 4 of 4

Bench Dip

Equipment
Bench
Sets
1
Reps
10
Rest
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