If Cardio and Dumbbells Hooked Up, This Fat-Burning Workout Would Be the Sweaty Result
Most experts agree that you don't necessarily need cardio to lose fat. But they also agree that including a bit of cardio, specifically HIIT, can speed up fat-loss results. This workout is all over that!
We've included cardio bursts with full-body dumbbell exercises that build muscle but also keep the heart rate up. CrossFit coach Sefton Hirsch of Champlain Valley CrossFit told POPSUGAR, "I like these dumbbell exercises because you can get the legs involved." It was his idea to include the man maker burpee, so when you fall to the floor after this 20-minute workout, you have him to thank!
Equipment needed: A jump rope (just pretend if you don't have one) and a set of medium-weight dumbbells
Directions: After warming up for five minutes with some light cardio and dynamic stretching, complete two rounds of these 10 exercises for a 20-minute workout (or three rounds for a 30-minute workout). Do 40 seconds of each move, then take a 20-second rest. Push yourself hard, getting in as many quality reps as you can!
|Jump rope (single or double unders)|
|Deadlift with front row|
|Alternating forward lunges with bicep curl|
Keep reading for details on how to do each move.