Explosive Dumbbell Workouts for CrossFit Athletes (Beginner and Scaled Options Included)

Dumbbell workouts are a great way for CrossFit athletes to uncover weaknesses, develop strength under fatigue and improve their conditioning.


  • 7 Rounds for Time
  • 10 Man Makers
  • 20 Dumbbell Deadlifts
  • 30 Single-Arm Dumbbell Snatches (15 per side)
  • 40 Single-Arm Overhead Lunges (20 per side)
  • 50 Dumbbell Swings

Use one pair of dumbbells throughout (pick your own weight)

This workout was originally intended to be a “choose your own weight” adventure. If you’re looking for an Rx weight consider 35/25 lb.

One man maker consists of a dumbbell push-up, two renegade rows (one per arm), and a squat clean thruster.

Have fun…

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