Upper Body + Core Stability Workout
Equipment Needed: medium and heavy dumbbells, bench, boss ball, physio ball
Description: Complete the circuit 3 to 4 times through.
Warm-Up: Start with a 1 mile jog on the treadmill or 10 minutes on the elliptical.
15 Single Arm Dumbbell Chest Press on Ball: Begin with your upper back and neck resting on a physio ball. Place your feet on a bosu ball and grab a set of medium-weight dumbbells. Using your core to balance, lift both arms in the air. Then, perform a single arm chest press by bringing one arm into a T. Then reset back to center and repeat on the other side.
15 Inverted Single Arm Row: Using a medium to heavy-sized dumbbell, begin in a 1-arm high plank pose with your hand planted on a bench. Hold the dumbbell in your other hand and perform a single arm row. On the exhale, row your arm up and bring your elbow to meet the height of your back. Hold and squeeze. Then, on the inhale, release back down. Make sure to keep your hips parallel to the ground. Do 15 on each side.
10 Rolling Sit-Up + Single Arm Press: Begin seated on the ground holding a medium-size dumbbell in one hand. Roll onto your back, keeping your knees into your chest and the dumbbell by your shoulder. Then, roll forward back to seated and perform a single arm press, keeping your chest lifted and back flat. Do 10 on each side.
20 Alternating Swimmers: Begin laying on your tummy with your legs and arms extended. On the inhale lift your chest off the ground along with your right arm and left leg. Then, exhale and release back to the start. Alternate sides. Do 20 total.
15 V-Abs: Begin laying on your back holding 1 heavy dumbbell. Extend your arms and feet out long so that they are just a few inches off the ground. Create a V shape with your feet. Then, on the exhale, pull your knees into your chest and pull the dumbbell over your knees. Then, extend back out long. Modification: Use a lighter or no weight.
Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor before starting a new fitness regime. While Lee from Fit Foodie Finds and Monique from Ambitious Kitchen consulted with professional trainers for the Summer SWEAT Series fitness program, you are participating at your own risk. Please modify and listen to your body.
This post is sponsored by Finish Line as part of the Summer SWEAT Series. I was compensated and all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting Fit Foodie Finds!