Workout Wednesday: 20-minute dumbbell full body circuit

workoutwedsHave a pair of dumbbells and 20 minutes to spare? Work your whole body with this circuit from IDEA Fit. Though some of the moves are slightly more advanced, there are modifications in each video for beginners.

What you need:

  • Set of 5-10 lbs dumbbells, and an optional heavier set (15-30 lbs) for the squat and lunge movements
  • yoga mat

Warm up:

Warm up for 5-10 minutes with arm circles (10 rotations backwards and forwards), leg swings (8 reps front to back, as well as laterally), lateral lunges with a light weight (8 on each side), 10 spider lunges and 5 sun salutations.

Workout:

Do all three sets before moving on to the next workout. Rest for 45 seconds in between each set.

For a PDF print out, click here. For videos of each workout, click here.

For a PDF print out, click here. For videos of each workout, click here.

Cool down:

Do a few yoga stretches or this quick cool down if you have time.

If you try it, let me know what you think!