Life can get a little busy, making it difficult to carve out time for your social life, not to mention an hour or so for the gym. Lucky for you, this 10-minute sweat sesh packs double the moves in half time, and it works two major muscles at the same time: legs and arms.
This quick, muscle-burning circuit is perfect for lunch breaks or when you are traveling, and two dumbbells is the apparatus you\’ll need. Use 3-10 pound weights, and make certain you\’re challenging yourself! Don\’t have dumbbells on hand? Substitute water bottles or soup cans. Get creative!?
In the video above, Katie Austin demonstrates this circuit\’s 8 killer moves for toning your legs and arms. Follow along and get ready to have the burn (within the easiest way possible).?
This move helps to work your legs, arms, booty, and upper body. While you lunge down, curl your arms with the dumbbells. Continuously alternate your legs while you lunge.
Holding the dumbbells down from your sides, do a regular squat. While you come up from your squat, do an overhead press with the dumbbells, bringing your arms upright. Remember to squeeze your glutes while you rise, and keep your core engaged.?
Bring the weights for your chest inside a bicep curl, while you side lunge. Make sure that while you emerge from the side lunge, you\’re pushing off your booty. Once you\’ve completed your reps somewhere, alternate and lunge to the other side.
When you need to do your kickback, tap one leg behind you, squeezing your glutes. Lean forward slightly, and bend the supporting knee. Keep your core tight and your arms on a hinge, steady and controlled as you push them backward (don\’t swing them back).?
Start in the plank position (hold a dumbbell in each hand). Lift your right arm straight upward with weight at hand, going back to plank position. Repeat together with your left arm, and go back to plank position. Then, while keeping your arms straight in plank position, raise your left leg and come down. Repeat with your right leg.
You have no need for weights with this move, but using dumbbells will definitely make it tougher. Sit on the mat and grab your weights. Pick your feet off the ground, and bring out knees to a boat pose position. Together with your palms facing up, flutter. Engage your core and push through the burn!
Come down on the floor together with your back from the mat. Raise your butt, squeezing your glutes, into a hip bridge. Swing your hips backwards and forwards with one dumbbell resting on your lower abdomen.
Hold one dumbbell with both hands in the center of your chest, and perform a curtsy lunge. While you come out of the lunge, raise your leg (the one which only agreed to be behind you in the curtsy lunge) out beside you with control (don\’t swing it).?