Workout Routines

Today's Workout 70: The dumbbell-only routine to kick-start your day

Perfect for a quick, early-morning session or mid-afternoon pump-up, this high-energy workout will wake you (and your muscles) right up.

Man Does Alternating Dumbbell Row Exercise During Chest Workout
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

If you're the type of person who feels sluggish in the morning—and don't worry, that's a lot of us—this is the routine you should be incorporating into your daily fitness regimen.

It's not only ultra-simple—all you'll need is one pair of dumbbells—but also quick, effective, and energizing throughout the entire day.

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 60 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.

For more dumbbell work:

Check out our favorite 30-minute dumbbell workout program to build muscle, our 10 best at-home dumbbell workouts, and our 10 workouts you can do with two dumbbells

For a complete archive of our daily quick-hit routines, go to mensfitness.com/todaysworkout.

Today's Workout 70 The dumbbell-only routine to kick-start your day (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

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

Exercise 2.

Reverse Lunge You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Arnold Press You'll need: Dumbbells How to
How To Do A Standing Dumbbell Arnold Shoulder Press thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Bentover Dumbbell Row You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
15 at double speed reps
60 sec. rest
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