Hitting the gym regularly is a good way to sculpt beautiful body. But what about building muscles to make your everyday life easier? Yes, we are talking about functional exercises. This type of exercises are very useful, as they combine moves we do in real life. Thus, it is very important to increase your upper body strength, boost flexibility and lower the risk of bone and joint injuries.

We would like to show you thirteen effective moves to train your whole body. These complex moves focus on strengthening multiple muscle groups to help you become more flexible, faster and stronger. It is time to stop hitting the gym, grab the set of dumbbells, and get going on these thirteen full-body exercises that keep on giving!

This training routine consists of thirteen full-body moves such as, dumbbell goblet squats, dumbbell lunges, romanian dumbbell deadlifts, dumbbell step-ups, russian dumbbell swings, single-arm dumbbell snatches, dumbbell bent-over rows, standing dumbbell shoulder presses, dumbbell thrusters, dumbbell renegade rows, dumbbell woodchoppers, dumbbell russian twists and lying dumbbell pullovers.

These functional exercises will improve your core strength, burn extra fat and tone your lower body. In order to obtain noticeable results, you should do ten-twelve repetitions of each move. It is possible to pick up a few exercises and add them to your workout routine, or you can perform them as a full-body workout three times a week.

Are you ready to workout? Scroll down to see how to do these movements to prevent injuries. Believe us, by following these exercise, your body will become leaner and healthier in no time!

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#1. Dumbbell goblet squats

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#2. Dumbbell lunges

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#3. Romanian dumbbell deadlifts

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#4. Dumbbell step-ups

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#5. Russian dumbbell swings

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#6. Dumbbell jacks

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#7. Dumbbell bent-over rows

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#8. Standing dumbbell shoulder presses

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#9. Dumbbell thrusters

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#10. Dumbbell renegade rows

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#11. Dumbbell woodchoppers

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#12. Dumbbell russian twists

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#13. Lying dumbbell pullovers

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