Shake Up Your Strength-Training Routine With This Dumbbell Circuit

The following post was originally featured on Fitnessista and written by Gina H.| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Today| I have a dumbbell circuit to share featuring one of my favorite training methods: drop sets. Here’s the idea: you start with the first set at a challenging weight (aka more than you would usually use for that exercise). You perform a smaller amount of reps| and emphasize good form with the heavier weight. (Even though it’s challenging| maintain your posture| breath control and proper alignment.) For the next set| you’ll decrease the weight| and perform a slightly higher amount of reps. For the last set| you’ll do your usual weight and increase the reps. Your normal weight is going to feel extremely challenging! It’s a great way to shake up your strength training routine| especially if you like to perform the same exercises on a consistent basis.

To learn more about this workout| check out Gina’s blog.

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