You’ll melt about 500 calories doing this mix of multi-part toners and cardio. Have a set of five- to eight-pound dumbbells handy and do the circuit three times through. Rock this workout three to four days a week for a fit transformation this month.
With this circuit from you’ll hit the biceps, triceps, shoulders, and back — all major muscle groups that are begging for some dumbbell love. Whether you do the routine at the gym or at home you’ll want to power through three sets of the moves.
HIIT workouts are here to stay, this we know. They get you in and out the door in record time, all thanks to supersets — AKA doing at least two exercises back to back with little-to-no rest in between. How does that work, exactly? Typically, you pair high-intensity exercises with lower-intensity intervals of active recovery, so you’re getting your heart rate up, burning fat, and activating that awesome after-burn effect that continues long after your workout is done. Try this awesome workout that will help your tone your body from head-to-toe!
If you want svelte, toned arms, cardio is not the answer. Because if you don’t have the muscle in the first place, there’s no way you can show it off. “You have to create the shape [first], and weight training is the simplest way to do that,” says Lissa Bankston, ReebokONE and Les Mills Master Trainer. Building lean muscle helps shape rounded shoulders, define triceps and biceps, and carve a strong back.