Workout Routines

Today's Workout 50: The no-nonsense circuit to blast your back and shoulders

Get massive lats, traps, and delts with these four dumbbell-heavy exercises.

Man Does Dumbbell Snatch Exercise
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

You don't need a ton of moves to take a scrawny upper body to super-jacked status. In fact, you only need four, along with one set of dumbbells.

From dumbbell high pulls to dumbbell overhead presses, these straightforward exercises will leave your back and shoulder muscles burning—and growing like crazy. 

Directions

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 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 4 to 6 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

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Today's Workout 50 The no-nonsense circuit to blast your back and shoulders (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

One-arm dumbbell snatch You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Cross-body clean and press thumbnail
-- sets
5 (per side) reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Dumbbell Overhead Press You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Dumbbell Overhead Press  thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Dumbbell High Pull You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Dumbbell High Pull thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

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