Maximize your strength training routine by cutting out these time wasters.Read article
Leading up to the summer months, you start getting your upper body in beach-ready shape. In the winter? You’re focused on filling out those bulky sweaters.
Point is: Regardless of the time of year (or how “ironically ugly” your sweaters are), this dumbbell-only routine is what you should be doing to fill out your chest, back, and shoulders.
Back-to-back rounds of incline dumbbell flyes, incline dumbbell rows, and dumbbell clean and presses will work your shoulders to exhaustion—granting you a set of shoulders for all seasons.
You’ll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you’ll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you’ve finished all exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 5 to 10 rounds.
Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.
Check out our favorite upper-bodyworkout program for big muscle, our 25 strength-training exercises for the best upper-body workout of all time, and our 10 upper-body moves that build your core.
For a complete archive of our daily quick-hit routines, go to mensfitness.com/todaysworkout.