Quick Deadlift Strength Circuit to Target Hamstrings & Glutes

One of the best ways to reduce cellulite, tone and strengthen your legs and butt is to regularly perform strength training workouts with dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells and weighted exercises. I get asked a lot of if lifting heavy weights will make you bulky or too muscular and it always makes me laugh because I perform HEAVY strength training 5-6x a week and it is the way I actually stay lean, fit and slim. I am constantly posting on my Instagram all of my latest Olympic Lifts and workouts and you will always seeing me lifting things close to body weight or heavier and I encourage you to do the same.

For this specific exercise, I decided to switch things up and perform my strength as a circuit with heavy dumbbells. Typically when I am focused on a strength or skill exercises such as a deadlift, squat, press, clean, etc I won’t do it as a circuit because I am allowing my body rest time in between each set so I can gradually increase the weight keeping the repetitions light. However, to keep my body from hitting a plateau, I will incorporate strength dumbbell circuits since dumbbells also do a great job of incorporating your stabilizer muscles and I will just do burn outs of one muscle group.

This circuit is awesome for targeting your hamstrings, glutes/butt, and your core. I recommend going for heavy dumbbells or kettlebells and by heavy I mean a weight that is hard to do more than 8 repetitions of. In this video, I am using a pair of 40lb dumbbells for my deadlifts and 1- 50lb dumbbell for my sumo deadlift. Choose a weight that you can use with proper form, but is also challenging.

Perform 5 Rounds of: 

8 Heavy DB Deadlifts

8 Heavy DB Sumo Deadlifts

10 Glute Bridges

Watch the video below to see exactly how to perform each exercise and transition into each one as a circuit.

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Ashley Drummonds

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