Strength

Dumbbell Standing Lumberjack

The Dumbbell Standing Lumberjack is a full-body exercise targeting arms, shoulders, and core. It improves strength and stability, mimicking the action of chopping wood. A great choice for enhancing everyday functional strength.
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Dumbbell Standing Lumberjack instructions
Step-by-step instructions
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Start by standing straight with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell with both hands.
2
Extend your arms fully up above your head, as if you're pretending to chop a tree like a lumberjack.
3
In a controlled motion, lower the dumbbell to your right, bending slightly at your hip while keeping your legs stable.
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Then, in an 'arc' motion, swing the dumbbell up and over your head to the opposite side, lowering it to your left side.
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Return to the centre position and repeat for the desired number of reps. Always remember to keep your back straight and avoid any jerky or uncontrolled movements.
Start by standing straight with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell with both hands.
Extend your arms fully up above your head, as if you're pretending to chop a tree like a lumberjack.
In a controlled motion, lower the dumbbell to your right, bending slightly at your hip while keeping your legs stable.
Then, in an 'arc' motion, swing the dumbbell up and over your head to the opposite side, lowering it to your left side.
Return to the centre position and repeat for the desired number of reps. Always remember to keep your back straight and avoid any jerky or uncontrolled movements.
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