Strength

Seated Dumbbell Figure 8

The Seated Dumbbell Figure 8 is an effective arm and core exercise. Draw an 'eight' shape with a dumbbell while seated to boost arm strength, core stability and add variety to your upper body workout.
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Seated Dumbbell Figure 8 instructions
Step-by-step instructions
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Sit on an exercise bench with a dumbbell in each hand and your feet flat on the floor.
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Hold the dumbbells in front of you with your elbows bent at a 90-degree angle and close to your body.
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Bring the right dumbbell under the left arm and then out to the side, moving it in a figure 8 motion.
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Repeat the motion with the left dumbbell under the right arm.
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Keep alternating sides in a continuous fluid motion for the programmed number of reps.
Sit on an exercise bench with a dumbbell in each hand and your feet flat on the floor.
Hold the dumbbells in front of you with your elbows bent at a 90-degree angle and close to your body.
Bring the right dumbbell under the left arm and then out to the side, moving it in a figure 8 motion.
Repeat the motion with the left dumbbell under the right arm.
Keep alternating sides in a continuous fluid motion for the programmed number of reps.
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