Not everyone wants to do burpees to burn fat, and we understand that. For those who want more and want to challenge themselves with a dumbbell workout, this low-impact, 5-move workout is ideal.
MH elite trainer John Chapman offers a program that challenges every muscle in your body, along with some expert tips to achieve better results. “The main goal of this low-impact dumbbell workout is to create instability, thereby improving our stability, core strength, power, and injury resistance,” says Chapman. How do we do that? With unilateral exercises (one arm or one leg) or with the opposite side of the body.
5 exercises with dumbbells to make your abs pop
There is a 90 second break between each series
Elevated Bulgarian back foot squat x 10 reps on each side and 3 sets
RDL Split Stance Dumbbell x 10 reps on each side and 3 sets
Single Arm Glute Bridge Dumbbell Press x 10 reps on each side and 3 sets
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Unilateral shoulder bird row x 10 reps on each side and 3 sets
Row in push-up position x 8 reps on each side and 3 sets
Kate is a fitness writer for Men’s Health UK where she contributes regular workouts, training tips and nutritional advice. She has a postgraduate diploma in sports performance nutrition and, prior to working at Men’s Health, was a nutritionist, fitness writer and personal trainer with over 5,000 hours of gym coaching under her belt. Kate has a keen interest in volunteering at animal shelters, and when she’s not lifting weights in her garden, she can be found hanging out with her rescue dog.