Reverse Lunge Dumbbell Bicep Curl

Hello, it’s a new week which means it’s time for a new Home Exercise of the Week!  This time I have a great full body exercise for you called the Reverse Lunge Dumbbell Bicep Curl.

The Reverse Lunge Dumbbell Bicep Curl requires a bit of coordination but with some practice it will get easier.  With this exercise you will primarily be working on your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, biceps, and forearms.  You will also be working on the stabilizer muscles of your ankles as well as your core when progressing through the movement.

If you don’t have a set of dumbbells that’s okay.  You can use any object around the house like soup cans or water bottles.  Ideally you would want something a little heavier but if nothing else you will still benefit from the curling motion of the arms.

Here are the key performance points:

  • stand tall with shoulders back, chest held high, and a dumbbell in each hand at your side with your palms facing forward
  • take a big step back with your right leg and bend at both knees until your legs are at 90 degree angles
  • while lunging in to this bottom position you want to curl the weights up at the same time while maintaining that palm forward hand position and squeezing your bicep muscles
  • stay as upright as possible throughout the movement and keep your shoulders back and chest held high
  • from this bottom lunge position, press through the heel of your left foot to drive yourself back up to the starting position
  • on your way back up to the starting position, slowly lower the dumbbells back down to your sides with that same palm forward position
  • from this starting position, repeat the movement for your other leg and keep alternating legs until the desired number of reps are complete

So there you have the Reverse Lunge Dumbbell Bicep Curl.  As with any full body movement, your heart and lungs will work harder, you will burn more calories, and you will be sweating more.  It’s a tough one but the benefits are great!

If you like this exercise please leave a comment below or if you have any questions please ask.

See you next week with another new exercise!

Leg Tabatas

Hey everyone!  I have a new Home Workout of the Week for you to do.  This time we are going to blast your legs.  Prepare yourself for this intense Leg Tabata Workout!  Your legs will be on fire but it’s definitely worth it.

Do what you can in the allotted time and build up your intensity.  Form is very important here to protect your knees and back and for the best results so make sure you practice the moves first before attempting the routine.

Have fun and let me know how you do!

Leg Tabata Workout

Tabata Protocol – 20 seconds of as many reps as you can do followed by 10 seconds of rest; 4 rounds of each pair of exercises followed by a 1 minute rest before moving on to the next pair of exercises

Warm-Up

  • 12 Body weight Squats
  • 12 Spiderman Climbs
  • 30 seconds of Jumping Jacks

Tabata 1

Tabata 2

Tabata 3

Tabata 4

Giant Superset Workout

Hey everyone!  I have a new Home Workout of the Week for you to try and this one is really going to test your endurance.  I’m calling it the Giant Superset Workout!

This Giant Superset Workout has 1 round of 24 exercises that you will do one after the other with little to no rest in between each.  It’s going to be tough but do the best you can and when you are finished there will be sweat (and maybe tears) but you will also have worked your entire body and the little amount of rest will add a great cardiovascular component to the workout as well.

So give this Giant Superset Workout a try and let me know how you do!

Giant Superset Workout

Warm-Up

  • 12 Bodyweight Squats
  • 10 Pushups
  • 12 Spiderman Climbs
  • 10 Spinal Rotations for each side
  • 10 Shoulder Circles for each arm

Superset

Lower Body Circuit Workout/Abdominal Tabata

Hey everyone, it’s time for another Home Workout of the Week and this time I have a Lower Body Circuit Workout/Abdominal Tabata for you to try!

There are a few plyometric exercises in this routine so make sure you are properly warmed up before starting this.

You will do three rounds of the leg circuit before moving on to the abdominal tabata and there are two different tabata’s for the abs.

Work hard, get a good sweat going, and burn some calories before the holidays!

Lower Body Circuit Workout/Abdominal Tabata

Warm-Up

  • 30 seconds of Jumping Jacks
  • 10 Spinal Rotations for each side
  • 10 Shoulder Circles for each arm
  • 12 Body Weight Squats
  • 12 Spiderman Climbs

Circuit

Rest 60 to 90 seconds then repeat the circuit 2 more times

Abdominal Tabata

Tabata Protocol – 20 seconds of as many reps as you can do followed by 10 seconds of rest; 4 rounds of the first tabata followed by a 1 minute rest before moving on to the next tabata.

Tabata 1

Tabata 2

 

Full Body Workout with Weights

Hey everyone!  The holidays are fast approaching and during this time of year there is an abundance of food and goodies to tempt you so to help you stay on track and keep your metabolism revved up, I have a Full Body Workout with Weights for you to try for the Home Workout of the Week!

For this workout you will need a stability ball and some dumbbells.  If you don’t have either then you can use some objects around the house that provide resistance like water bottles or soup cans.  A stability ball and a couple of weights are fairly inexpensive though and I definitely recommend picking some up to have at home so you can get a workout in anytime.

Give this Full Body Workout with Weights a shot and let me know how you do!

Full Body Workout with Weights

Warm-Up

  • 12 Bodyweight Squats
  • 10 Pushups
  • 12 Spiderman Climbs
  • 10 Spinal Rotations for each side
  • 10 Shoulder Circles for each arm

Superset 1

Rest for 30 to 60 seconds then repeat the superset 1 more time

Superset 2

Rest for 30 to 60 seconds then repeat the superset 1 more time

Superset 3

Rest for 30 to 60 seconds then repeat the superset 1 more time

Superset 4

Rest for 30 to 60 seconds then repeat the superset 1 more time