Workout Routines

Today's Workout 37: The 3-move circuit for total-body strength

All you'll need is a set of dumbbells to hammer your muscles with this intense upper-body routine.

Man Does Renegade Row During Muscle-Building Workout
Duration 30-45
Exercises 3
Equipment Yes

If today is arm day at the gym (and even if it isn't), this is the workout you should be doing. All you'll need is a pair of dumbbells and three exercises, all of which will target your biceps, triceps, delts, and shoulders—not to mention your entire lower body.

You'll dive right in with a starting set of single-arm alternating curl and presses that'll work to bulk up your biceps, triceps, and shoulders. Switch to a dumbbell front squat, which will force your torso and shoulders to work a little harder for stability. Finish off strong with a round of renegade rows, and you'll probably be feeling the burn pretty much everywhere by the end of this punishing routine.


You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 30 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 5 to 10 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

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Today's Workout 37 The 3-move circuit for bigger arms (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Dumbbell Curl and Press You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Man Performing Standing Dumbbell Curl thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest
Alternate: Lift with one arm first, then the other.

Exercise 2.

Dumbbell Front Squat You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Dumbbell Front Squat thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Renegade Row You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Renegade Row thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
30 sec. rest