Workout Routines

Today's Workout 86: The powerhouse dumbbell circuit for a total-body pump

Put some iron in each hand and prepare to get your day going with this high-energy, muscle-building routine.

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

Every fit guy knows there's no better way to launch the day than with a sweat-drenching, muscle-pumping workout. If you're one of those fit guys (or if you want to be), then this is the circuit you should be doing when the sun comes up.

All you'll need is four exercises and a set of dumbbells—meaning you can even do it at home, so no excuses—to get the blood flowing and muscles burning this morning.

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 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 total-body work:

Check out our favorite 15-minute full-body dumbbell workout, our five-minute full-body blast workout, and our ultimate total-body workout to build maximum muscle.

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

Today's Workout 86 The dumbbell-only circuit to jump-start your day (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

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

Exercise 2.

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

Exercise 3.

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

Exercise 4.

Dumbbell bentover row You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
30-60 sec. rest
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