Introduction: The Man Maker Exercise With Dumbbells

Hey Everyone, it's Julie from CrossFit FYR in Slidell, Louisiana. Today, I'm going to guide you through the Man Maker exercise.

The man makers are a very popular CrossFit exercise. In this instructable, I will show you step by step how to do man makers with dumbbells with proper technique.

Before I get started, below are 3 important man maker tips to help prevent injury and promote proper technique.

  • Abs remain tight throughout exercise
  • Maintain a flat back
  • Keep Dumbbells close to body at all times

Step 1: Start Position

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First, start in a standing position with a dumbbell in each hand. Lower dumbbells down to ground.

Step 2: Pushup Position

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Position body into a pushup position.

Step 3: Chest to Floor

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Bring the chest to the floor (chest to deck) and perform a pushup.

Step 4: Arm Row

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Once the pushup is complete, lift one arm up into a row and lower it down. Then, do the same movement with the other arm.

Step 5: Feet Inward

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Bring both feet inwards with a wider base than the dumbbells.

Step 6: Squat Clean Thruster.

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Next, go into a full squat clean thruster.

Step 7: Final Position

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Finally, push up and lock out elbows with active shoulders.

Step 8: Closing Thoughts

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I hope you learned how to do man makers with dumbbells from this article and video.

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Comments

Swansong (author)2017-09-04

That would be a good workoug :)

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