Getting back into the swing of things after the holidays isn't exactly easy, but if you're ready to get back in the gym (or your living room) with a set of dumbbells, we've got a great workout for you. This session will tone your legs, glutes, and hamstrings while also revving up your heart rate and helping you to get a sweat on.
All you need for this workout is a pair of medium dumbbells, so you can either do this at your local gym or in the comfort of your own home. There are five moves you need to know, and it's not necessarily about getting through them all as fast as you can. You want to perform each exercise with the correct form so you really feel it in your lower body. You'll see that you alternate back and forth between classic strength-training moves and cardio exercises. Get ready to sweat!
You'll go through all five of these exercises once and then repeat them three more times, which leaves you with four rounds total.
- Dumbbell squats, 12 reps
- Split lunge jumps, 15 reps
- Dumbbell deadlifts, 12 reps
- Jump squats, 15 reps
- Side lunge to curtsy squat, 8 reps each leg
Descriptions for each movement follow.