This Full-Body Dumbbell Strength Workout Hits Every Muscle Group In Only 20 Minutes

This Full-Body Dumbbell Strength Workout Hits Every Muscle Group In Only 20 Minutes

Picture this: You walk into the gym, or your home set-up, and…stall. Maybe you ask yourself, What the heck should I do in my workout today? Leg day? Arm day? The typical workout confusion.

The time-saving solution: this total-body burner programmed by Ariel Belgrave, CPT, using only a set of dumbbells. This full-body workout is guaranteed to light up muscles from head to toe with just five beginner-friendly moves. Each of the compound moves engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously giving you an effective and efficient workout.

Meet the expert: Ariel Belgrave, CPT, is the creator of The L.E.A.N. Program fitness and nutrition coaching and the program creator behind the Women's Health 28-Day Workout Challenge.

You’ll be done in exactly 21 minutes. (Don’t skip the 1-minute warm-up that primes your bod for optimal performance during the 20 minutes of work.) But, anytime you feel ugh or just don’t wanna sweat (it happens to all of us), repeat one or all of these mantras to yourself: One workout has the power to change your whole mood for the better. The goal is progress, not perfection. You've got this.

Time: 20 minutes | Equipment: Light to medium dumbbells | Good for: Full body

Instructions: Warm up with 30 seconds of jumping jacks and 30 seconds of inchworms (shown below). Then, perform as many reps as possible (AMRAP) of each move for 40 seconds, followed by 20 seconds of rest. Repeat the workout exercises for a total of 4 rounds.

Follow along with the full workout in this video and get detailed instructions on how to do each move below:

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Grab dumbbells and follow along with Ariel Belgrave, CPT, through this full-body strength workout—part of the WH 28-day workout challenge 2023.