Toned Arms Dumbbell Circuit Workout

If I can’t currently train much of my lower half, you best believe I’m going to find something else to work on. Upper body workouts have been my bread and butter lately. I think I’m going to make shoulders the new booty ;).

Toned Arms Upper Body Dumbbell Circuit Workout featured

In light of my new exercise”split,” I wanted to share one of my favorite workouts that targets your arms, chest, shoulders, back, and core. Some of these exercises are too intense for me at the moment, but that’s exactly why this workout will be so effective for you!

This routine does more than sculpt your upper body, it’s going to get your heart rate up and burn some major calories. And, like all Life in Spandex workouts, it takes less than 30 minutes and can be done anywhere! Grab a set of dumbbells that challenges you on the last two to three reps of each exercise. Complete each exercise back-to-back. Rest for 60 seconds and repeat the circuit another two to three times.

Toned Arms Upper Body Dumbbell Circuit Workout

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Hi and welcome to Life in Spandex! I'm Emily, a personal trainer who believes there should be no secrets standing in your way to getting fit. I am sharing my knowledge here on this blog in order to help you reach your goals. Fitness should be fun, eating healthy should taste good, and feeling your absolute best is the ultimate goal. Let's get fit together!
  1. I no longer have my gym membership so I’m on the hunt to find easy workouts that I don’t want to quit before I start! I really dig this one because you make it look like an easy to do workout and the fact that I can do it outside only makes me wanna start now =]

    Danielle | <3

    1. I’m so happy I could help daniel!! Have you taken a look at the Sweat Guide? It’s 30 days of home workouts! And it’s on pre sale for 20% off right now πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Helen!!! Love linking up on your blog πŸ™‚

  3. This is a really awesome and effective workout! Excellent idea for my autumn workout! How many time a week would you recommend doing it?

    1. Thank you Agnes’s! About one to two times a week depending on the rest of your workout split (which varies on days per week you’re strength training and which muscle groups each day)! πŸ™‚

  4. Thank you for reminding me to do my exercises )))

    1. You’re so welcome! Did you get them done?

  5. This is such a great work out! Going it try it out tomorrow!

    1. Thank you! How did it go???

  6. That’s going to be a killer workout. Can’t wait to give it a go!

    1. Get it lady!! Check in with me when you’re done ?

  7. What an enjoyable article. I will share this with a friend. Thanks

    1. Thank you Roger! Appreciate it πŸ™‚

  8. I was looking for an at home workout to do this week! Upper body strength is definitely a weak point for me; esp since I spend most of the summer focused on road races and tris. I can’t wait to try this.

    1. Can’t wait to hear how it goes! So important to have a well rounded training program πŸ™‚

  9. We can ALL use this. I hate jiggly arms so will be right on these!

    1. Hope you like it!! Strong is sexy!

  10. I love renegade rows, but I’m so bad at them. I should probably do them without weights for a while to relearn proper form.

    1. Yes great idea! You can also do them in a modified plank on your knees. It helps to spread your feet wider apart too!

  11. Looks like a great arm workout for sure. Love seeing just regular, non video based workouts like this.

    1. So happy to hear this!! I fear printable workouts may be a dying breed πŸ™

  12. love these! Great pictures! My arms definitely need work!

    1. Thank you Cristina! Let me know how it goes when you try this out.

  13. I love workout out my shoulders and arms. I love having toned arms.

    1. Me too! What are your favorite exercises?

      1. Shoulder press and anything to do with biceps ?

  14. These are all some of my favorite moves bring out the guns πŸ™‚

  15. Love this combo of moves! A great mix to target all muscles of the arms!

    1. Thanks Mollie! Let me know when you try it out.

  16. This is the perfect workout to do outside especially in the crazy hot weather we’ve had here!

    1. Yes!! I love when I can take my workout outdoors. Soaking up the last of the summer weather! Am I the only female in the world not ready for fall?

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