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I Tried Venus Williams’ At-Home Total-Body Workout, and Sweat Was Flyin’!

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I Tried Venus Williams’ At-Home Total-Body Workout, and Sweat Was Flyin’!

Venus Williams is getting creative with her home workouts and we’re all invited along for the ride. The tennis star is taking to Instagram Live to share daily at-home workouts, filming at her own house and swapping dumbbells for household items like water jugs and champagne bottles (and YES, you’re free to pop a couple corks and toast yourself afterwards.) She released her first quick, full-body routine on March 25, and of course we tuned in, followed along, and sweated through the nine simple but effective moves. Even Williams herself was dripping by the end!

Click on the gallery images above for detailed descriptions of how to do each exercise.

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And if you want to work out with Williams yourself, the tennis legend is aiming to broadcast a workout daily at 12 p.m. ET on Instagram Live.

Venus Williams’s At-Home Full-Body Workout

Equipment needed: Two pairs of dumbbells, one heavy and one light, or dumbbell substitutes like water jugs, water bottles, or sparkling wine bottles.

Directions: Start with a dynamic warm-up, then do 10 reps of each exercise and three sets of each circuit. If needed, take a short break in between sets. Cool down with a stretching session when you’re done.

Bicep curl, 10 reps
Squat to overhead press, 10 reps
Triceps extension, 10 reps
Rest if needed
Lateral arm raise, 10 reps
Front arm raise, 10 reps
Weighted lunge, 10 reps
Rest if needed
Sit-up, 10 reps
Russian twist, 10 reps
Weighted V-up, 10 reps
Rest if needed
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And of course, you can always check out our own fitness section with tennis-specific workouts by our fabulous guest fitness experts from We offer everything from aerobic workouts to yoga, to TRX, to treadmill routines, to exercises you can do in a swimming pool!

Fitness, health and wellness experts from POPSUGAR are here to bring you tennis-specific fitness tutorials, workouts, and other health and fitness related posts that will help you move faster on the courts and hit with more power!

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