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Compound Exercises Part 2 - Advanced Combination Total Body Exercises


Updated July 07, 2014

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Dumbbell Circles
Paige Waehner

Dumbbell circles are the perfect exercise for working both the core and the shoulders.  Keep the move safe by using a lighter weight and pivoting on the feet as you turn the body to avoid tweaking the knees.

  1. Begin facing forward, weights down.
  2. Turn to the right, pivoting on both feet while bringing the weights up and over the head.
  3. Turn back to the middle, again pivoting on the feet, weights straight over the head.
  4. Pivot to the left, lowering the weights down to finish the circle.
  5. At the end of the move, you should be facing forward again with the weights down.
  6. Repeat for 4-8 reps on each side.


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