7 Dumbbell Complex Videos

Dumbbell complexes are an awesome tool for fat loss, lean muscle gain, and superior cardio conditioning.  I’m going to point you towards some cool dumbbell complex videos in today’s post … but first, here’s a personal story about how I used them before my wedding to shed that last layer of stubborn body fat:

Just over half a decade ago, fresh off of a 10+ year competitive sports career (which I told an equally relevant story about last week), I found myself, for the first time in my life, pathetically out of shape.  I saw a picture of myself and decided enough was enough … and ended up losing 64 pounds in a period of just over 5 months. And I kept that weight off – but I never got that really lean look I was after. I couldn’t seem to shed that last layer of body fat.

A little over three years ago, I got married – and my wedding was a great motivator for me to buckle down and do what it took to get truly lean. So I set out to design the most effective and time efficient fat loss program I possibly could.

Back in my college football days, we used barbell and dumbbell complexes all the time as a conditioning-type, finisher sort of exercise. And I loved them (or should say, had a ‘love-hate’ sort of relationship with them) back then.

So I dove head first into research mode and learned all I could about dumbbell complexes. I looked at Istvan Javorek’s complex protocols, CrossFit complex workouts, all the articles and videos I could find – and put together a system for myself to get ready for my upcoming wedding in 12 weeks.

And it worked like magic! I lost about 6% body fat in those twelve weeks … and was able to:

  • Get a full body resistance and cardio workout in less than 30 minutes
  • Train the heck out of my ‘core’ and stability muscles – and build a rock-hard midsection in the process
  • Get a workout almost anywhere I was with just a set of dumbbells

Ready to give dumbbell complexes a try?  Currently, my original No Gym? No Excuse! Dumbbell Complexes for Fat Loss program is under revision and unavailable for purchase … but here are 7 videos to get you started:

  1. http://mtnathlete.com/subpage_details.php?subpage_ID=589&page_ID=14 – DB complex from Mountain Athlete
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN3vpuISLg4 – the infamous Hugh Jackman DB complex workout
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eFByFyGOPg – metabolic dumbbell complex challenge
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_df3mp8_BM – simple DB complex for conditioning
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olhu0n01Oio – Javorek complex #1
  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMk-GB_ZxWg – nice form breakdown of various DB moves
  7. http://videos.bodybuilding.com/watch/15291/dumbbell-complex-exercises-one-leg-romanian-deadlifts – the one leg RDL – a smoker!

In summary, dumbbell complexes are a killer tool for fat loss, lean muscle gain and extreme cardio conditioning.  They helped me reach my fat loss goals and I’m confident they can help you too.

Keep training hard –


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2 Responses to 7 Dumbbell Complex Videos

  1. Ben says:

    Seems like higher repetition exercises, with a higher intensity would get you shredded faster. At least build leaner muscle when muscle building. I imagine you have a pretty big build to start with though, if you can lose 64 lbs. in half a year?

    • admin says:

      Hey Ben –

      Yes for sure, I love DB complexes for fat loss.

      Yep – I started at over 300 lbs. 🙂

      Thanks for reading


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