We could go on and on about the benefits of strength training—but it’s probably best just to let you try it for yourself. Thanks to this workout from Alex Silver-Fagan, trainer and Women’s Health’s Next Fitness Star finalist, you can.
When it comes to creating workouts, her motto is simple: “Just get moving,” Silver-Fagan says. The trainer, who got her start in bikini competitions and then realized she wanted to do more to promote a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle, now teaches rowing and CrossFit and practices yoga #everydamnday.
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You’ll need a pair of 10- to 20-pound dumbbells to complete this workout. Do each move in order for the indicated number of reps. Do the entire circuit 1 to 2 times for a quick pick-me-up—or 3 to 4 times for a full workout. Do this 3 to 4 times per week.