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Dumbbell Swing

No kettlebell? No problem. Grab your heavier dumbbell or double up to feel the power of your center to get swinging, but remember: this is not an arm exercise. It is all about the legs, butt, and abs.

  • Stand with your legs slightly wider than hip-distance apart and toes pointed slightly outward, holding your weight in both hands. Come into a squat bringing the dumbbell between your legs keeping your spine straight. Keep your chest open with shoulder blades sliding down your back.
  • Exhale, pulling abs in as you forcefully straighten your knees and bring your pelvis over your feet, squeezing your glutes as you stand. Your arms will naturally swing forward to around chest height; think of them like a pendulum riding the momentum of your straightening legs.
  • Inhale and allow the weight to fall between your legs, returning to the squat. This completes one rep.
  • Do 20 reps.

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