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Exercise of the Week – Dumbbell Punches

Target Muscles: CV with light weights. Heavier weights works the core plus arms and shoulders.

Dumbbell Punches 01 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Holding a dumbbell in each hand, and with your feet slightly wider than hip width apart, punch diagonally across your body as shown.

Dumbbell Punches 02 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Alternate from side to side, ensuring that you keep the dumbbell at shoulder level as you punch.

This is an effective core, and upper body exercise. Good on its own, but better as part of a circuit, and combines well with Knee Up Pull Downs. You can perform these at home with dumbbells, or even anything that you can securely hold in your hand but with a reasonable amount of weight.