A simple (no cardio!) routine to drop 10 pounds! Image

This simple (no cardio!) routine, created exclusively for Women's Health, uses supersets to give you a dash of that added metabolic benefit. Just three workouts per week will keep your fat-burning potential humming so you can drop up to 10 pounds in no time. Do them on nonconsecutive days so your muscles can fully recover.

DAY ONE (LOWER BODY): 3 SETS EACH OF...

SQUAT

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms bent and holding a dumbbell at each shoulder (a). Push your hips back and bend your knees to lower your body as low as you can go (b). Press through your heels to return to start. That's one rep; do 15.

STRAIGHT-LEG DEADLIFT

Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, weights in both hands at your thighs (a). Bend forward at your hips to lower your torso until it's almost parallel to the floor, keeping the weights close to your legs (b). Reverse the movement to return to start. That's one rep; do 15.

DAY TWO (UPPER BODY): 3 SETS EACH OF...

SINGLE-ARM OVERHEAD PRESS

Stand with feet hip-width apart, your right arm bent and holding a dumbbell at your right shoulder (a). Press the weight overhead until your arm is straight (b). Lower the weight to return to start. That's one rep; do 15. Switch sides.

BENT-OVER ROW

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, holding a dumbbell in each hand at your thighs. Keeping your back flat, hinge forward at the hips (a). Pull the weights up to your sides, squeezing your shoulder blades together (b). Lower the weights to return to start. That's one rep; do 15.

DAY THREE (TOTAL BODY): 3 SETS EACH OF...

ALTERNATING JUMP LUNGE

From a standing position, step forward with your right leg and bend both knees to lower into a lunge (a). Jump and quickly switch your legs (b) so that you land with your left foot forward (c). That's one rep; do 15.

DUMBBELL THRUSTER

Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms bent and holding a dumbbell at each shoulder (a). Push your hips back and bend your knees to lower into a squat (b). Push back up, pressing the dumbbells overhead until your arms are straight (c). Lower the weights to return to start. That's one rep; do 15.

 

Source: womenshealthmag