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CrossFit-Inspired Challenges: The dumbbell complex workout to torch every muscle

The golden rule of this circuit: You can't put the weights down.

CrossFit-Inspired Challenges: The dumbbell complex to torch every muscle
Duration 15-20
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

Think you know what it's like to really push yourself? Think again.

Take on a real full-body burn with this muscle-torching dumbbell complex challenge. The only rule? Never let the weights touch the floor. If it sounds tough, well, that's because it is. But don't worry, you can tackle this challenge at your own pace, keep an eye on form, and track your progress over time.

Directions

Without putting the dumbbells down, complete the following exercises as a circuit. Rest 30 seconds between sets. Attempt to increase the weight with each set for 3 total sets.

Wyatt Krueger, a CrossFit Level-1 coach, owner of CrossFit Amherst, and expert contributor to Men's Fitness and HUMANFITPROJECT, demonstrates the moves.

This routine is part of our 10 best CrossFit-inspired workout challenges to test your limits video feature. Check out the whole series here.

CrossFit-Inspired Challenges The dumbbell complex workout (do 3 circuits)

Exercise 1.

Dumbbell Squat You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 2.

Squat Clean You'll need: Barbell How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3.

Dumbbell Thruster You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 4.

Neutral-Grip Overhead Press You'll need: Barbell How to
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-- sets
10 reps
30 seconds rest
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