Get ready for the beach with these 3 moves. You need dumbbells and a step bench. Beginners, use 5- or 8-pound weights. ¿ Intermediate or advanced, use 8- to 15-pound weights
-For this circuit, you'll need a pair of dumbbells and step bench for each of these exercises. Beginners should use 5- or 8-pound weights. If you are intermediate or advanced, use 8- to 15-pound weights. Pick-Up Squats: You'll need a set of 5- or 8-pound dumbbells for this exercise. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand by your sides. Bend your knees 90 degrees, keeping your chest lifted as you squat down and place the weight outside your feet. -Stand up, then immediately squat down again, picking up the weights at your feet. Repeat this exercise for one minute, alternating lowering the weights and picking them up. -Weighted Bridge: You'll need a step bench and a set of dumbbells. Sit on the step bench with your feet about hip-width apart. Recline back and extend your arms straight above you. Lift your hips, forming a straight line from your knees to your shoulders. Hold this position while alternating slow motion punches with the weights in your hands for 1 minute. -Keep your abs and glutes engaged as you work your chest and obliques in this 1-minute exercise. -The Sit Squat: You'll need a step bench. Stand facing away from the step with your feet hip-width apart. Clasp your hands together in front of your chest. Now squat down until you are sitting on the step bench or hovering just above it, and squeeze your glutes hard as you stand back up, pushing through your heels. -Repeat this exercise for 1 minute. This move works to tone and firm your butt. -If you want a more challenging workout, do this exercise with a dumbbell in each hand.
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