Think dumbbell exercises are boring? Think again. This past weekend, I went back to the drawing board and jotted down all of the dumbbell exercises that have worked wonders for my clients. These exercises break the old cycle of Curl and Press and give you a whole new challenge.
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You can use any one of these exercises in your current routine. If you are up for a serious challenge, try the 625-Rep Boudro Challenge. Do 25 reps of all 25 exercises and time yourself. For exercises that involve a single arm or leg, do 12 each side—it’s not 25, but it’s close enough. I used 25 pounds for my workout. You should use a weight that allows you to do all the reps with proper form.
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Oh yeah, you will need to run a mile before you start. Have fun.
First: Run 1 Mile!
Then take on the following 25 moves. Note: If you aren’t sure how to perform a move, I’ve provided a demonstration of each one in the above video.
- Deep Counterweight Squats
- Renegade Row with a Turn
- Undulating Shoulder Press
- Farmer Curls
- Split Squat with Shoulder Raise
- Gorilla High Pulls
- Javelin Toss
- Plank Bicep Curl
- Feet-Switching Push-Ups
- Lateral Gorilla Hops
- Plank Transfer
- Wrestling Stance Seesaw Row
- Arnold Press
- Single-leg Bent Over Row
- Wrestling Stance Pummels
- Bear Crawl Steps Forward
- Hips-Elevated Straight-Arm Pullover
- Bear Crawl Steps Backward
- Dumbbell RDLs
- Overhead High Knees
- Straight-Arm Flutter Kicks
Can you do 25 reps of all 25 dumbbell exercises? I bet not. Prove me wrong and post it to #boudrochallenge
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