Exercise of The Week: Dumbbell Swing

Dumbbell SwingThis week we are going to focus on our legs and our bottom 🙂 This exercise is not complicated and doesn’t require a whole lot of coordination. I personally love this exercise because you can do it in the comfort of your own home without having to have all kinds of fancy equipment.  Plus you can do this in front of your TV while you watch your favorite show! (Gotta Love Multitasking) So how do you do it? Well, first you need 1 dumbbell, if you are just starting out use 5-10lbs.  Next you need to…

Stand with your feet hip width apart and grab your dumbbell with an overhand grip (meaning that the flat part of your hand is facing outward).  Push your hips back, knees slightly bent (almost like doing a squat) and bring your chest forward and the dumbbell up between your legs. you should now look like A. Now flex your abs, swing your hips forward and swing the dumbbell upward to about shoulder height. You will now look like B. Without losing momentum lower the weight back down and go back to starting position. That is one rep. I recommend doing the reps one side first and then repeating the exercise on the opposite side. Start with 2-3 sets of 10 on each side.

Other Exercises:
Split Jump
Reverse fly
Basic Lunge
Frog Jump
Jackknife sit-up
Bent Over Row
30 Day Fitness Challenges:
Just Abs
Jackknife sit ups
Russian Twist
Dumbbell squat thrust

About Eunice

I like to joke that I am "a well of useless information" but for once I can share that information with people that might want to listen. I love trying new things and now I have an audience to share it with...hopefully. I hope you enjoy what you read :)

Posted on November 5, 2014, in Exercise of the week, Fitness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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