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Jumpstart Weight Loss With This 10-Minute Workout, Trainer Says

This productive fitness routine is the name of the game to achieve your weight loss goals.
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If you're looking to lose weight, build muscle, and get into shape, then you'll have to get up and active. Incorporating strength training into your routine is critical, along with getting in your daily steps and cardio. However, if you're under the impression you need to train 1 to 2 hours a day, it may seem daunting to start a consistent fitness routine. But believe it or not, you can get into great shape and have an awesome workout in a lot less time than that. We've put together a super productive 10-minute workout that will help jumpstart weight loss, so get excited.

In today's world, leading a busy schedule is the norm, and you likely don't have the time to train hard every single day. That's totally okay, because this quick workout will help you jumpstart weight loss goals in just about no time. When it comes to quick workouts, the key is to choose the most effective exercises that target various muscle groups simultaneously and can elevate your heart rate and rev up your metabolism. The best part is, all you need for this fitness regimen is a pair of dumbbells, and you're ready to go.

Set a timer for 10 minutes, and perform as many sets of the following exercises back to back. Get ready to lose weight, and next, be sure to check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

Dumbbell Front Squat

Dumbbell Front Squat
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Begin this exercise by holding a pair of dumbbells up to your shoulders. Keep your core tight, push your hips back, and squat down until your quads are parallel to the ground. Then, drive through your heels and hips to stand back up, flexing your quads and glutes to finish. Complete 10 reps.

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Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

Dumbbell Row
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

With your feet shoulder-width apart, push your hips back, and bend your torso so you're bent forward at least 45 degrees. Tighten your core, and row both dumbbells towards your hips, squeezing your lats at the end. Straighten your arms fully before performing another rep. Complete a total of 10 reps.

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Dumbbell Shoulder Press

dumbbell shoulder press
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Begin this exercise with the dumbbells up next to your shoulders and your palms facing each other. Keep your core tight and glutes squeezed, and press the dumbbells up, flexing your shoulders and triceps at the top. Lower the weight under control before performing another rep. Perform 10 reps.

Front Foot Elevated Split Squat

front foot elevated split squat
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Place your working leg on top of a plate or elevated surface. Keep your chest tall, and come down slowly until your back knee touches the ground. Get a good stretch in the hips of your back leg, then drive through the front heel, flexing your quad and glutes to finish. Perform all reps on one side before switching over to the other. Complete 10 reps on each leg.

Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.
Tim Liu, CSCS, is an online fitness and nutrition coach based in Los Angeles Read more about Tim
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