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

Work until your weaknesses become your strengths.

Dumbbell workouts should be an essential part of every crossfitter’s training program. They are an excellent tool for uncovering weaknesses in strength, stability and mobility.

Choose one of the dumbbell workouts from the following and then tag a CrossFit friend to try it with you.

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For Time

  • 50 Alternating Dumbbell Power Snatches (50/35 lb)
  • 100 foot Single Arm Overhead Dumbbell Walking Lunges (50/35 lb)
  • 40 Dumbbell Overhead Squats (50/35 lb, alternate every 10 reps)
  • 75 foot Single Arm Overhead Dumbbell Walking Lunges (50/35 lb)
  • 30 Dumbbell Hang Clean-and-Jerks (50/35 lb, alternate every 5 reps)
  • 50 foot Single Arm Overhead Dumbbell Walking Lunges (50/35 lb)
  • 20 Alternating Dumbbell Squat Cleans (50/35 lb)
  • 25 foot Single Arm Overhead Dumbbell Walking Lunges (50/35 lb)
  • 10 Alternating Dumbbell Squat Snatches (50/35 lb)

Scaling

Dumbbell load for all movements
Lunges with bodyweight
Dumbbell Overhead Squats: front squat/goblet squat
Dumbbell Squat Snatch: power snatch
Dumbbell Squat Clean: front squat

Dumbbell Workouts – Movement Standards

Dumbbell Power Snatch: DB touches the ground and locks out fully overhead. Can switch the DB however you’d like (overhead, in front of face, at hip level, on ground). Both heads of the DB must touch the ground on every rep. It does not have to be simultaneously, but the both must touch.

Overhead Lunge: 25 foot increments. 1 DB is held overhead in a full lockout position and must switch arms every 25.

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Dumbbell Overhead Squats: DB held overhead, squat must pass through parallel and stand to fully locked out. Must switch arms every 10 reps.

Dumbbell Hang Clean-and-Jerk: DB must start at the hang position, touch the shoulder on the clean, and then and in the lockout position. Must switch arms every 5 reps.

Dumbbell Squat Clean: Both heads of the DB must touch the ground, come into a rack position, pass through a full squat to extension, alternate every rep.

Dumbbell Squat Snatch: DB touches the ground and locks out fully overhead and athlete passes through parallel in the squat. Can switch the DB however you’d like (overhead, in front of face, at hip level, on ground). Both heads of the DB must touch the ground on every rep. Must alternate arms every rep

CrossFit Open Workout 18.2

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 reps for time of:
Dumbbell squats
Bar-facing burpees

Women use 35-lb. dumbbells

Men use 50-lb. dumbbells

Workout 18.2a

1-rep-max clean

Time cap: 12 minutes to complete 18.2 AND 18.2a

Dumbbells for Crossfit open workout 17.2

Scaling

Rx’d: (Ages 16-54)
Men use 50-lb. dumbbells
Women use 35-lb. dumbbells

Scaled: (Ages 16-54)
Men use 35-lb. dumbbells, stepping burpees allowed
Women use 20-lb. dumbbells, stepping burpees allowed

Teenagers 14-15:
Boys use 35-lb. dumbbells
Girls use 20-lb. dumbbells

Scaled Teenagers 14-15:
Boys use 20-lb. dumbbells, stepping burpees allowed
Girls use 10-lb. dumbbells, stepping burpees allowed

Masters 55+:

Men use 35-lb. dumbbells
Women use 20-lb. dumbbells

Scaled Masters 55+:

Men use 20-lb. dumbbells, jump over empty barbell, stepping burpees allowed
Women use 10-lb. dumbbells, jump over empty barbell, stepping burpees allowed

DUMBBELL WORKOUTS – PAIN STORM XV

  • 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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