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Calling All Parents: This Is the Strength Workout You Need to Do If You’re in a Time Crunch

It’s easy to push your needs to the back burner when you have kids. When’s the last time you were able to go to the bathroom in peace, shower for longer than five minutes, or get a quality workout in? We get it — you’ve got a lot going on, and we’re here to help out.

If you’ve been craving a quick and efficient strengthening workout, we’ve got you covered with this 25-minute, total-body workout. Grab a set of medium-weight dumbbells, and get ready to work!

The 25-Minute Total-Body Strength Workout

Equipment needed: a set of medium-weight dumbbells. If you aren’t sure how to choose your weights, use this simple guide. Before getting started, make sure you warm up to prevent injury and to maximize your workout — try this dynamic warmup.

This workout should be performed as a circuit; complete one set of each exercise taking little to no rest in between each move. Once you’ve completed a round of all the exercises, rest one to two minutes. Complete a total of three rounds. Don’t forget to cool down and stretch once you’re done.

  • Dumbbell squat press: 12 reps
  • Push-up: 10 reps
  • Single-leg bridge: eight to 10 reps on each leg
  • Bent-over row: 12 reps
  • Reverse lunge with a knee drive: 10 reps on each leg

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