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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