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Today's Workout 77: The dumbbell-heavy routine to look great shirtless

Get your shoulders, back, and chest in shape with this simple, yet effective three-move circuit.

Man Does Dumbbell Curl And Press Exercise
Duration 30-45
Exercises 3
Equipment Yes

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.

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 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.

For more upper-body work:

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.

Today's Workout 77 The dumbbell-heavy routine to look great shirtless (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

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

Exercise 2.

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

Exercise 3.

Dumbbell Clean and Press You'll need: Dumbbells How to
CrossFit-Inspired Challenges: The dumbbell complex to torch every muscle thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
30-60 sec. rest
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