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Lose the Extra 10 Pounds With This HIIT Workout, Says Trainer

This productive routine will help you lose the extra 10 pounds you've been struggling with.
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Strength training and cardio are everything when it comes to losing extra weight. This dynamic duo is the perfect combination to add to your routine, in addition to a HIIT-style workout. A high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session is a stellar way to force your body to work at a higher intensity and burn more calories. With that in mind, we curated an especially productive HIIT workout plan that'll help you lose the extra 10 pounds you've been struggling with.

Here's a sample HIIT workout that you can perform with just a pair of dumbbells. Plan to do 3 to 4 sets of the following movements back to back, and get ready to lose the extra 10 pounds. By being diligent and consistent with this routine, you will start to see results and be totally pumped to continue your weight loss journey. Read on, and next up, check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

Dumbbell Clean + Press

dumbbell clean press to shrink a big belly for good
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

For the Dumbbell Clean + Press, you'll start out with a dumbbell in each hand. Keep your chest tall and core tight, and throw your hips back. Next, pop your hips forward, and clean the weight up to your shoulders. Squat down until your hips are parallel to the floor, then drive through the heels, and explode up. Use the momentum of the squat to press the weight up, and lower it back down to the starting position before performing another rep. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 8 reps.

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Renegade Row

trainer doing dumbbell renegade row
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Start the Dumbbell Renegade Row in a pushup position with a wide stance and a dumbbell in each hand. Keeping your core tight and glutes squeezed, take one hand, and row the weight up by driving your elbow towards your hip and squeezing your lat. Return the dumbbell back to the ground, and then perform a row with the other arm. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 6 reps for each arm.

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Dumbbell Lateral Lunge

dumbbell lateral lunge to shrink your belly
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Start this movement by holding a pair of dumbbells with your feet shoulder-width distance apart. Keeping your chest tall, step out to the side while pushing your hips back. Let the trailing leg lengthen, stretching the inner thigh. Push yourself back to the starting position with the heel of the working leg before stepping out to the other side. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 6 reps for each leg.

Dumbbell Pushups

dumbbell pushups to get rid of your belly pooch
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Place the pair of dumbbells in front of you, and get into a pushup position. Keeping your core tight, hips high, and chest tall, use control to lower your body, coming down until your chest is an inch or two above the ground. Get a good stretch at the bottom, then push yourself back up, flexing your pecs and triceps to finish. Perform 3 to 4 sets of 10 to 15 reps.

Leg Lifts Over Dumbbell

leg lift over dumbbell part of men's pot belly workout
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Begin your Leg Lifts by placing a dumbbell (or elevated marker) in front of you. With your feet straight and together, lift them up a few inches off the floor, then bring them above the dumbbell. Bring your legs over and back, maintaining tension in your core the entire time. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 8 to 10 reps.

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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