For this routine, you’ll need a set of 3- to 8-pound dumbbells. We recommend SPRI Deluxe Vinyl dumbbells
Mike Garten + Megan Tatem
1. Bend & Snap
WORKS: biceps, butt and thighs.
Squat, holding weights at sides, feet slightly wider than hip-width. Press through heels and jump up quickly (as shown; A), landing on balls of feet. With elbows at sides, do a biceps curl (as shown; B). That’s one rep; do 10.
TIP: Practice the squat and jump without weights, then add them when you feel comfortable.
2: Pivot Push
WORKS: shoulders, obliques, butt and thighs.
Stand holding weights at shoulders, palms facing each other. Squat, then stand, rotating torso to left, pressing weight in right hand diagonally over left shoulder (as shown). Return to squat and repeat, rotating to right. That’s one rep; do 10.
TIP: As you rotate your torso, keep abs engaged to tighten your tummy and protect your back.
3: Bridge Boost
Works:shoulders, arms, back, butt and thighs.
Stand with feet hip-width apart, a weight in each hand. Step right leg back, keeping right heel lifted. Bend left knee as you hinge forward from hips, bringing chest toward left knee. Maintaining lunge position, lift arms out to shoulder height (as shown). Lower arms, then return to start. That’s one rep; do 10. Switch sides and repeat.
TIP:Imagine squeezing the space between your shoulder blades as you separate your arms to sculpt your back.
4. Watch the Routine in Action
This story originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of Good Housekeeping.