Suicide Plank

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Instructions

Preparation

Start in a pushup position, move from your hands to your elbows.

Execution

Move from your elbows to your hands (pushup position). Keep your core strong.

Return

Move back to the starting position by moving back to your elbows.

Repeat

 
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Mountain Climbers

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Instructions

Preparation

Start in a pushup position

Execution

Shuffle your feet in and out so that your knees are moving in under your chest and then back out to starting position. It sort of resembles climbing a mountain but flat on the floor.

If you want an advanced version, you can also shuffle your hands 8-10 inches forward and backward in addition to the leg movements. This really makes it a full body exercise and MUCH more difficult than the standard.

Renegade dumbbell rows

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Instructions

Preparation

Start in a pushup position with the hands on 2 dumbbells.

Execution

Row one dumbbell up while stabilizing your body with the other arm.

Return

Bring the dumbbell back to the ground and alternate the rowing arm while stabilizing with the opposite arm. This stabilizing effect during the rows creates incredible work for your entire midsection core area. Trust me… you’ll feel it in the abs!

Repeat

One-Arm Dumbbell Snatch

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Instructions

Preparation

  1. Stand with feet apart and toes pointing outward slightly.
  2. Position dumbbell in front of thigh with knuckles forward.

Execution

  1. Squat down with back arched and lower dumbbell between knees with arm straight and shoulder over dumbbell.
  2. Pull dumbbell up by extending hips and knees.
  3. Jump upward extending body.
  4. Shrug shoulders and pull dumbbell upward with arm allowing elbow to pull up to side, keeping elbow over dumbbell as long as possible.
  5. Aggressively pull body under dumbbell.
  6. Catch dumbbell at arm’s length while moving into squat position.
  7. As soon as dumbbell is caught on locked out arm in squat position, squat up into standing position with dumbbell overhead.

Return

Lower dumbbell to front of shoulder, then down to original position in front of thigh.

Repeat

One-Arm Dumbbell Swings

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Instructions

Preparation

  1. Straddle dumbbell with feet slightly wider apart than shoulder width.
  2. Squat down with arm extended downward between legs and grasp dumbbell handle with overhand grip…with dumbbell sides facing front and back.
  3. Position shoulder over dumbbell with strong arched back (not rounded)
  4. Torso close to vertical.

Execution

  1. Pull dumbbell up off floor, slightly forward, just above height of ankles.
  2. Immediately dip down slightly and swing dumbbell back under hips.
  3. Quickly swing dumbbell up by raising upper body upright and extending legs.
  4. Continue to swing dumbbell back down between legs and up higher on each swing until height just above head can be maintained.

Return

  1. Swing dumbbell back down between legs.
  2. Allow dumbbell to swing forward but do not extend hips and knees (as would be required to continue the swing). Slow dumbbell’s swing and place in starting position between feet.

Repeat