Workout Routines

The Eternal Beach-Body Plan: Workout 32

Set up shop near the dumbbell rack and don't let up until you're soaked in sweat from this 40-minute, dumbbell-only circuit workout.

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Circuit workouts are best done with minimal equipment. So when you do want to introduce some extra resistance to those lunges and squats, go with the simplest weights in the gym: dumbbells.

That's the overall strategy with this phase III circuit in the Eternal Beach-Body Workout Plan: With just a few pairs of dumbbells, you can work your entire body in just 40 minutes. Have fun, and remember to work light, since those weights will feel a lot heavier in minute 30 than minute three.

Directions

This workout is done in two parts. The first part (exercises 1-10) is a circuit. You'll do as many rounds of that circuit as you can in 40 minutes. Once the 40 minutes are up, you'll move on to the second part of the workout (exercises 11 and 12), which is done in conventional straight sets.

The Eternal Beach-Body Workout Plan Workout 32, Part 1: Circuit workout (do 40 min.)

Exercise 1.

Jump Rope You'll need: Jump Rope How to
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-- sets
80 sec. reps
-- rest

Exercise 2.

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

Exercise 3.

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

Exercise 4.

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

Exercise 5.

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

Exercise 6.

Jump Rope You'll need: Jump Rope How to
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-- sets
80 sec. reps
-- rest

Exercise 7.

Lying Dumbbell Skull Crusher You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 8.

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

Exercise 9.

Dumbbell Lunge You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 (each leg) reps
-- rest

Exercise 10.

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

The Eternal Beach-Body Workout Plan Workout 32, Part 2: Abs finisher

Exercise 1.

Ab Rollout You'll need: Ab Wheel How to
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3 sets
10 reps
30-45 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Lateral Plank Walk You'll need: No Equipment How to
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3 sets
10 reps
30-45 sec. rest
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