This 15-minute dumbbell workout is part of trainer Kara Liotta’s fun and effective Power Sculpt program on the All Out Studio app. Women’s Health+ members get 50 percent off an All Out Studio membership for 12 months using code WHSTRONG50.
There’s nothing like a solid arm workout to leave you feeling like Superwoman (flex those biceps!). The problem: You never seem to have enough time to squeeze in a sweat sesh that targets your shoulders, biceps, back—maybe even some abs.
That’s why Women’s Health trainer Kara Liotta designed a workout that can put your arms and abs to the test without requiring a ton of time. I’m talking just 15 minutes, people.
The key? Compound exercises that target multiple muscle groups at once, meaning you get more done in less time. Think: lateral bear crawls, which challenge your arms and abs with one killer move. Bonus: Compound exercises also burn more calories, if that’s your goal.
The result? You’ll work your biceps, triceps, shoulders, back, abs—or as Kara says, “all of the things in just 15 minutes.”
Kara kicks the workout off with a dynamic warmup to prime your bod for strength work, then hits the mat with a set of light weights (5 lbs) and medium weights (8 lbs). Choose what works best for you.
This upper body and abs workout features about 15 minutes of dumbbell exercises, but if you’re looking for more like these check out the All/Out Studio fitness app, which features tons of other workouts led by certified trainers.
Women’s Health+ members who subscribe to the app get a cool exclusive deal: 50 percent off the monthly price of an All/Out Studio subscription for 12 months. Just make sure you use the promo code WHSTRONG50.
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