This Quick Upper Body Workout Is Feel-Good and Fast

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A lot can happen in 10 minutes: You can brew a pot of coffee, receive life-changing news, or experience the full spectrum of human emotions while watching Stranger Things season four. And you know what else? You can fit in a quick upper body workout that challenges every muscle in your back, arms, and core. Just ask Form Fitness founder  Morit Summers.

On this week’s installment of Trainer of the Month Club, Summers runs you through a speedy and strong strength training class that requires two dumbbells. Throughout the 10-minute class, you’ll experiment with two sets of five classic fitness moves that challenge your lats, triceps, biceps, and deltoids. (So, basically, your entire upper body.)

Summers starts off class with bent over rows before guiding you through push-ups, Arnold presses, lateral raises, and bicep curls: a combo that works both those pull and push muscles groups equally.

For each move, Summers says you’ll complete about 10 to 12 reps, but she also notes that it’s your class. So if you want to use heavier weights and complete less repetitions, that’s a-okay. The important thing is to get familiar with the moves so that next time you have 10 minutes, you’ll notice that you’re feeling more comfortable with every movement.

And if you’re feeling a little bit fitness frisky, hey, you could always run through the strength training session twice in a row. (Four sets, here you come!) Just grab your towel, and a bottle of water, then press play on the video above.

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