Merry Christmas! Here is your chance to get in a great Christmas Day workout. It’s time to crank up the Christmas music, grab your “rock” (or your weights, in this case) and get rolling!

For this workout, to complete one circuit you will do each exercise one after the other without rest. Rest for 60-90 seconds between circuits. Do as many circuits as you can, with a goal of completing at least three!

Sumo Squat with Bicep Curl: This move will warm up your glutes, hamstrings and biceps for the rest of the oncoming circuit. Click here to learn how to do it.


Standing Upright Dumbbell Row: To get even more of a workout for your biceps and triceps, do this move for 60 straight seconds! Click here to see how it’s done.

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Bicep curl: This one is just like the squat and bicep curl above, but without the squat! Do 10 to 12 reps in total. Here’s how to do it.


Step Up: Stand with your feet hip-width apart in front of a bench, chair or steps in your house. The step should be slightly higher than your knees. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand, allowing your arms to hang naturally at your sides. Place your right foot on the step so that your sole is fully supported. Push through your right heel to raise your body onto the step, letting your left foot dangle just off of its surface. Perform eight to 10 reps on your right leg, then do the same on your left. Click here for more details!

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Stability Ball Chest Press: Grab your stability ball and dumbbells for this move. You’ll feel the burn in your arms, back and core! Here’s how to do it.


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Shoulder Press: Your arms may cry uncle, but we’re not ready to give up yet! You’ll feel the burn in your biceps, triceps and shoulders. Complete 10 to 12 repetitions. Here’s how to do it.


Overhead Tricep Extension on Stability Ball: For an amazing total-body move, try the overhead tricep extension on a stability ball. You’ll have to utilize your core to stay balanced on the ball while your triceps do all the work in the upper body exercise. Repeat the move for eight to 10 reps. Here’s how.

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Dumbbell Deadlift: If you do this move correctly and keep your back straight, you’ll feel this in your lower lumbar muscles! Repeat for eight to 10 reps. Here’s how to do it!

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Skull Crusher: Make sure to get a good grip on the dumbbells and to use appropriate weights; we don’t want any actual skull crushing to occur! Do 10 to 12 reps. Here’s how to do it.


Crossover Hammer Curl: It’s hammer time! Complete 10 to 12 reps on the right arm, then switch hands and repeat on the left side. Click here to see how to do this final move!


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