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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Dumbbell Reach

by Nellie

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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Dumbbell Reach

Okay so this week’s Weekly Wednesday Workout is definitely not as um colorful as last week but it is almost just as fun. You see this requires your full attention and concentration!

I’ve never been the best at balance–I can dance and all of that but when it comes to quieting my brain enough to stay focused and stay on one leg…that is a bit of a challenge for me. What I love about this exercise is that I actually have a goal, pick up the dumb bell and put it back down, all the while balancing on one foot. This exercise is excellent for building up the core as well as working on that elusive balance (I suppose that is a whole ‘nother topic but I won’t go there, ha!).  If you don’t have any dumb bells you can totally put anything (a water bottle, a kids toy, etc.) on the floor as a target object to pick up.

Have you ever tried the Dumb bell reach? Do you have excellent balance?

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26 comments

Joi June 19, 2013 - 9:01 am

I haven’t tried it but it looks good. I have a bit of a struggle with my balance as well. You found a heavy duty channel this week, this chick has cred!

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Nellie June 25, 2013 - 8:26 pm

Yeah I am totally LOVING this channel too, you will most likely see more stuff from there 😉

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Tamara June 19, 2013 - 9:05 am

I have decent balance but I have never tried this! Actually I say I have decent balance but I bet if you were to make a video of me doing this, it would show me crashing to the floor!

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Nellie June 25, 2013 - 8:25 pm

haha you should try for sure then

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veronica June 19, 2013 - 9:47 am

Ok, I’ve tried this exercise before and WHOOO! I can do okay when I am balancing on my right leg but my left leg is another story. I like that move though.

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Nellie June 25, 2013 - 8:25 pm

exactly, whats up with the left leg?! I did it today and it was a mess. LOL

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Kim June 19, 2013 - 10:36 am

This one is totally going on my list – hopefully I can fit it in this week!!
I love to do moves like this that work the balance – I need all the help I can get!!!
Thanks for another great weekly Wednesday move!!

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Nellie June 25, 2013 - 8:24 pm

I saw what you did, I love it!

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Kita June 19, 2013 - 11:41 am

I think you are secretly getting me to exercise …….I see the conspiracy here.

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Nellie June 25, 2013 - 8:24 pm

LOL yes it was my mission the entire time 😉

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Yum Yucky June 19, 2013 - 2:23 pm

Nice move! kinda resembles the 1-legged deadlift to work the hammies.

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Nellie June 25, 2013 - 8:24 pm

yes, exactly! I did those today.

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Carmela June 19, 2013 - 2:45 pm

My balance has actually improved a lot since I have been doing Yoga, which has plenty of one leg balance moves, but none of them require reaching for a dumb bell. I will definitely have to try this one.

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Nellie June 25, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Yes in yoga there are plenty one leggers, I am always wiggly with those too!

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thedoseofreality June 19, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Am 100% sure I would crash face first into the floor! But it does look really cool!-Ashley

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Nellie June 25, 2013 - 8:23 pm

LOL Ashley, you are always 100% sure, we got to bring that one down a bit. LOL

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Carli June 19, 2013 - 7:37 pm

Nice one! Guess what my students are going to be doing on Saturday? Crazy laugh. Rubbing hands together. Hahaha!

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Nellie June 25, 2013 - 8:22 pm

LOL I love that I get to indirectly torture your students!

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Candace June 20, 2013 - 1:31 am

HA! I have not tried this and I KNOW I’ll def end up on my face but I see you trying to get me working out again

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Nellie June 25, 2013 - 8:16 pm

LOL you should try at least once Candace!

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Sherelle June 20, 2013 - 12:24 pm

My balance is awful, lol! I really want to work on my core strength, endurance, and I guess I should add…balance.

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Nellie June 25, 2013 - 8:15 pm

yes I did it today and was a bit of a mess. Practice makes perfect!

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My Running Story June 23, 2013 - 7:47 am

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Nellie June 25, 2013 - 8:27 pm

ha, I didn’t know about the age thing, so I better get on it!

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Maria September 12, 2013 - 4:36 pm

Omg… tried to do that exercise today. Balancing on one foot is harder than I thought =))

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