Posted on June 11, 2019 by Kate Halsall

I’ll be entirely honest. I wasn’t convinced by this workout until I tested it! On paper, whilst I knew it would be physically challenging, I just wasn’t sure. A 10 minute dumbbell workout isn’t everyone’s cup of tea! I played around with it a little – added one whole cardio round in it – and then tested it. Bingo. A great workout with just a pair of dumbbells.

The Rules

There has to be rules with this kind of thing! So here they are:

  • The exercises are performed for a minute each.
  • There is no rest between the exercises. You move from one to another to another.
  • Perform the exercises in this specific order.
  • You’re trying to complete as many repetitions with good form as possible.
  • Warm up first.
  • Set your stop watch or timer and go for it.

The Exercises

  1. Squats
  2. Floor Press
  3. Renegade Rows
  4. Single Leg Glute Bridge (change legs after 30 seconds)
  5. Cardio – 1 minute of any cardio you want. I mixed it up between high knees, star jumps and spotty dogs
  6. 1 Wide 1 Narrow Press Up (ok, I realise this isn’t with dumbbells, but hey!)
  7. Reverse Fly
  8. Lunges
  9. Shoulder Press
  10. Russian Twists

If that’s not enough for you – I have another 10 exercises!

  1. Curtsy Lunge
  2. Lateral Raise
  3. Tricep Extension
  4. Hammer Curl
  5. Cardio – I just repeated what I did above
  6. Deadlifts
  7. Upright Rows
  8. Front Raises
  9. Side Lunges
  10. Toe Touches

And as my music says “you have reached the end of your workout”. Breathe. Grab a drink and relax. Time flies doesn’t it!! If this 10 minute format for a workout suits you, try this one for size too.