Dust Off Those Dumbbells!

Try These 5 Easy Dumbbell Workouts For Home.

If you can’t see a dumbbell lying around your home – keep looking, because I am confident you do!

Ahh dumbbells…. The staple workout accessory that everyone buys on a whim when they start working out – and 6 months later,  you’re cleaning out your closet and there it is, the never used dumbbell alone on the floor…

Well, today is the day you get to dust off that sad old dumbbell and start learning some new exercises! The dumbbell might lead you to believe they only workout your arms, but don’t be fooled – these guys can actually work your back, shoulders, chest and even enhance your leg workouts, so if you’re keen to learn the way of the dumbbell, stay here with me!

Bent-Over Row

This is an easy and relaxed workout that you will definitely feel tomorrow. The bent-over row will workout your lats, shoulders, forearms, biceps, spinal erectors, hamstrings and glutes.

This is considered one of the best workouts for building muscle and improving strength.

How To Do It:

  • Hold one dumbbell in each hand, while bending over at a 45-degree angle, keeping your back straight.
  • Tense your ab muscles and inhale with the weights by your side.
  • Lift the weights straight up and exhale.
  • The arms should not go higher than parallel with the shoulders.
  • The legs should not be moving during this exercise.
  • Lower the weights in a controlled manner while inhaling.
  • Stay bent over until all reps are completed.

One Arm Swing

The one arm swing will give your glutes, hamstrings, abs, quadriceps, and shoulders, an amazing workout all while remaining fairly simple to do.

This workout is also great at improving your grip strength and will help coordination.

How To Do It:

  • Drop into a squat and swing that dumbbell through your legs.
  • As you straighten back up, swing the dumbbell towards your head.
  • Using one dumbbell at a time, switch hands after each set.

Cross Body Hammer Curl

The cross body hammer curl sounds a lot more aggressive than it is – it’s basically just lifting weights at an angle. The cross body hammer curl will work the biceps, triceps and the brachialis muscles.

How To Do It:

  • One at a time, curl each weight to the opposing shoulder.
  • That’s it.
  • Seriously.

Dumbbell Scaption

This lift is a little harder to do when you are lifting heavier weights, and it will take a lot of control to master it. The dumbbell scaption will work your back and your arms, but if performed incorrectly, this workout can result in injuries – so please don’t overdo it, okay?

How To Do It:

  • Start by holding the dumbbells by your side with palms facing towards your legs.
  • Lift the weights up to your sides keeping your arms straight at all times until you feel a strong stretch across your shoulders.
  • Return slowly and carefully to the start position.

Dumbbell Lunges

Do you know what’s worse than lunges? Weighted lunges! Just kidding (kind of).

This exercise is actually super easy, incredibly effective, and you can workout your arms and legs at the same time! Yes, it’s twice the effort, but it’s also like half the time, so you do the maths! Side note: If you suffer with bad posture, this exercise can help!

How To Do It:

  • Stand with dumbbells by  your side and palms facing your legs.
  • Lunge forward as far as you can with your right leg, bending your other  knee so it almost touches the floor.
  • Use the heel of your right foot to push your upper body back to the starting position.
  • Repeat with the opposite leg.

And there you have it! Did we miss any of your favourite dumbbell exercises? Let us know in the comments below! We love hearing about workouts!

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