I found some new exercises!

I haven't done a fitness post in a while (I think I say that every time). I recently ordered some books for the gym, and one of them was The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises. I haven't had a chance to do a thorough read of it yet, but so far, I found some fun new exercises for my fitness classes.

They are all bodyweight or dumbbell exercises, so if you have a set of dumbbells, you can do all of these at home as well. I was surprised at just how tough some of these variations were compared the standard exercise.

Perform these exercises for three sets each, supersetting two exercises at a time for 12-10-8 reps.  For example, begin with 12 triple stop push ups, 12 underhand dumbbell rows, 10 triple stop push ups, 10 underhand db rows, 8 push ups, 8 rows...then move on to the next two execises. The workout will take about 40-45 minutes to complete.

Note:  Since it's a little hard to tell on a couple exercises (I was trying to keep them a manageable size), the Zottman curls are palms up on the curl up, turn palms down and lower.  The curl up with raised elbows, the hands are tucked beneath the hips to reduce momentum from the arms (point your elbows up toward the ceiling to make it even harder!).

Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
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