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Total-body dumbbell workout

Turkish Get-Up

Hold a dumbbell in left hand and sit on the floor with right leg extended and right hand on the floor under your right shoulder. Bend left knee and extend left arm straight overhead. Push your hips up as high as you can, then drop your right knee underneath you, turn torso forward, and stand. Reverse the movement to return to the start position. Do 15 to 20 reps, then repeat on opposite side to complete set.

Seated Shoulder Press

Sit on a bench, holding a dumbbell in each hand, with back tall, knees bent in front of you and feet flat on floor. Bring arms into a goalpost position, with elbows in line with shoulders, palms facing forward. Keeping shoulders down, press dumbbells directly overhead without locking elbows; slowly lower back to goalpost position and repeat. Do 8 reps.

Pulse Squat into Curtsy Lunge

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, holding a heavy dumbbell in each hand, arms extended by sides. Bend elbows by sides, bringing weights up to shoulder-height in front of you, and then squat, sinking glutes down, bending knees 90 degrees. Pulse once in squat position, and then press through heels to stand back up. Lunge left leg back and to the right of your right knee, bending both knees, and extending arms down by sides. Return to start; switch sides and repeat. Continue for 1 minute.

Forward Lunge and Curl

Hold a dumbbell in each hand, arms extended at sides and palms facing each other, and stand with feet hip-width apart. Take a big step forward with left foot and bend both knees into a lunge as you simultaneously bend right elbow, curling weight toward your shoulder. Step back and extend right arm to starting position and repeat. Do 10 to 15 reps, then switch sides to complete set.

Single-Arm Snatch

Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulders and hold a dumbbell in right hand, arms extended at your sides. Push hips back and bend knees as you lower the dumbbell between your legs, then immediately extend the hips as you drive your elbow vertically pulling the weight up, keeping it close to the body and catching it over head. Return to start. Do 5 reps on one side, then switch sides and repeat.

Straight-Leg Deadlift with Knee Raise

Hold a dumbbell in each hand, arms at sides, palms facing each other. Hinge forward from hips, lifting left leg behind you, lowering weights towards the floor until torso is parallel to the ground and your spine forms a straight line. As you return to standing, bring your left knee up towards your chest until it forms a 90-degree angle. That’s one rep. Do 12 to 20 reps, then repeat on opposite side.

Fundamental fitness: 2 in 1

This routine is perfect when you’re short on time.

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Partner workout: advanced calisthenics

“Do it with someone who breathes positive energy into your session.”

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Strength train for flexibility

“When weak, muscles put up a guard to protect against injury, making them feel tight.”

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