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Full Body Dumbbell Workout

16 min
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12 exercises
Dumbbell Squat Thrusters
2 sets
10 reps
Lunge Twists
2 sets
12 reps
Static Push-up
2 sets
15 reps
Dumbbell Deadlifts
2 sets
12 reps
Standing Side Bends
2 sets
10 reps
Supermans
2 sets
12 reps
Lateral Shoulder Dumbbell Raises
2 sets
12 reps
Front Shoulder Dumbbell Raises
2 sets
12 reps
Standing Dumbbell Bicep Hammer Curls
2 sets
12 reps
Tricep Dumbbell Kickbacks
2 sets
12 reps
Standing Side Bends
2 sets
15 reps
Plank
2 sets
30 secs
Full Body Dumbbell Workout
16 min
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12 exercises
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Dumbbell Squat Thrusters
2 sets
10 reps
Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Quadriceps, Shoulders
Secondary:
Abs, Glutes & Hip Flexors, Hamstrings, Neck & Upper Traps, Triceps
  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with dumbbells above your shoulders.
  2. Squat down keeping your back flat and your knees over your toes.
  3. Push through your heels to return to standing while pressing the dumbbells overhead with arms fully extended.
  4. Return to starting position and repeat.
Primary muscle group(s):
Quadriceps, Shoulders
Secondary:
Abs, Calves, Glutes & Hip Flexors, Hamstrings, Neck & Upper Traps, Triceps
  1. Clean two kettlebells to your shoulders. Clean the kettlebells to your shoulders by extending through the legs and hips as you pull the kettlebells towards your shoulders. Rotate your wrists as you do so. This will be your starting position.
  2. Begin to squat by flexing your hips and knees, lowering your hips between your legs. Maintain an upright, straight back as you descend as low as you can.
  3. At the bottom, reverse direction and stand by extending your knees and hips and pushing down through your heels. As you do so, press both kettlebells overhead by extending your arms straight up, using the momentum from the squat to help drive the weights upward.
  4. As you begin the next repetition, return the weights to the shoulders.
Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Quadriceps, Shoulders
Secondary:
Hamstrings, Lower Back
  • With water bottles at your sides, stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and feet pointing slightly outward. Look straight ahead.
  • Squat down until your upper legs are parallel with the floor by bending your knees, keep your back straight.
  • With an explosive but controlled movement, push up through your heels and press the water bottles above your head as you return to standing position.
  • Still standing, slowly lower the water bottles down to your chest and then down to your sides by extending your arms.
  • Repeat.
Lunge Twists
2 sets
12 reps
Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Obliques, Quadriceps
Secondary:
Abs, Calves, Hamstrings
  1. Stand upright with a tight core and flat back. Extend arms to chest level in front of you while holding the weight.
  2. Step forward with one leg. Front thigh should be parallel with the floor. Drop the back knee.
  3. Rotate the torso towards the leg that stepped out while keeping arms extended. Push back up to the starting position.

This exercise can be performed with a dumbbell or a plate weight.

Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Quadriceps
Secondary:
Abs, Hamstrings, Shoulders
  1. Keeping your back upright, take one step forward (around 1.5x a normal forward step).  
  2. Lower your body into the lunge until the forward leg reaches a 90-degree angle bend.
  3. As you lunge, strike forward with your opposite hand to a punch. Your back knee should only just hover from the floor.
  4. Push upwards through the front leg and drive your body back to the starting position.
Primary muscle group(s):
Hamstrings, Quadriceps
Secondary:
Calves, Glutes & Hip Flexors
  1. Standing with a braced core and flat back, bring your hands together at chest height. Position your feet to be at hip-width.
  2. Beginning with the right foot, step backward and across your left foot. Simultaneously, bend the left knee and drop it towards the ground.
  3. Stop when the front right knee is parallel with the ground. Push off the ground with your right foot and return to the starting position.
Static Push-up
2 sets
15 reps
Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Abs, Chest
Secondary:
Abs, Shoulders, Triceps
  1. Position yourself in a plank position, supporting your body with your toes and place your hands underneath your shoulders with elbows extended. Keep your abs engage and prevent letting your hips sag.
  2. Lower your chest to the floor and hold for 30 seconds.
  3. Straighten up to starting position.
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
  1. From a push-up position walk your hands and feet away from the centre of your body until you form an ‘X’ shape.
  2. Engage your core and hold this position for the designated amount of time.
  3. Walk your hands and feet back into a push-up position to complete the exercise.
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
  1. Get into a face down position on the floor supporting your upper body on your forearms. Your elbows should be bent at 90 degrees.
  2. Extend your legs straight out behind you, supporting them on your toes and balls of your feet.
  3. Keep your body in a straight line by tightening your abdominal and oblique muscles.
  4. Hold for as long as possible.

For extra balance training and core strengthening, you can lift one arm or leg.

Dumbbell Deadlifts
2 sets
12 reps
Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Lower Back
Secondary:
Abs, Calves, Hamstrings, Quadriceps
  1. Place two dumbbells on the floor.
  2. Stand facing the dumbbells with your feet shoulder width apart.
  3. Bend knees and hips to lower your torso in a squatting movement,keep your back straight.
  4. At the bottom of the squat grip the dumbbells with an overhand grip,keeping your arms fully extended.
  5. Return to an upright position holding the dumbbells with your palms facing towards your body and extending your hips forward. Do not round your back.
  6. Return the dumbbells to the floor in the same manner you picked them up.
  7. Repeat.
Primary muscle group(s):
Lower Back
Secondary:
Abs, Calves, Forearms, Glutes & Hip Flexors, Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Upper Back & Lower Traps
  1. Place a barbell in a clear space on the floor. (Make sure there are no obstructions in your way.
  2. Stand facing the barbell with your legs about 4-6 inches from the bar.
  3. Place your feet shoulder width apart.Your feet can be pointed straight ahead or turned outwards slightly.
  4. Squat down, keeping your back straight and grip the bar with an overhand grip at shoulder width.
  5. Keep your arms fully extended and stand up with the barbell.
  6. As you lift the barbell, your hips and shoulders should rise together and your back should be straight.
  7. As you reach the top of the lift and are standing straight, rotate your shoulders back slightly until you feel a slight stretch in them.
  8. Lower the barbell back to the floor in the same squatting motion you used to lift it.

This exercise can be very dangerous if performed incorrectly. If you are a novice, only perform this exercise with an experienced trainer's supervision.

Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Hamstrings
Secondary:
Lower Back
  1. Holding the handles of the resistance band, step on to the middle. Place your feet at shoulder-width with toes pointing forward. Tighten your core and keep your chest up.
  2. Bend your knees slightly and drive your hips back but NOT lower than your knees. Again, keep the chest up. This is the starting position.
  3. Forcefully contract your glutes, driving them forward. Do not just lean back. Your glutes should be fully contracted. Pause then return to the starting position.
Standing Side Bends
2 sets
10 reps
Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Obliques
Secondary:
Abs
  1. Stand straight, your feet shoulder width apart, while holding a dumbbell in your left hand with your palm facing in to your body.
  2. Place your right hand on your waist, palm facing in. This is the start position.
  3. Keeping your back and head straight, bend only from your waist to the right. Inhale as you bend.
  4. Continue as far as possible, then hold for a count of one.
  5. Return to the start position, exhaling as you do so.
  6. Repeat the movement this time bending to the left and returning to the start position.
  7. Complete all repetitions holding the dumbbell with your left hand before changing hands.

This exercise can be performed with a kettlebell or a plate weight.

Primary muscle group(s):
Obliques
  1. Lie on a padded surface on your left side. Stack your legs and bring your right hand behind your head. Lie your left arm in front of you or across your body. Brace your core.
  2. Pulling from the obliques, bring your elbow up and towards your feet. Do NOT pull yourself with your hand.
  3. Pause and feel the contraction in your obliques then slowly return to the starting position.
Supermans
2 sets
12 reps
Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Lower Back
Secondary:
Abs
  1. Lie face down on a mat, with your arms fully extended above your head and your legs fully extended behind you.
  2. Lift your chest, arms and legs off the floor by arching your back. Only the tops of your quads and your lower abdomen should be in contact with the floor.
  3. Hold for a count of 2 while squeezing your abdominals and obliques.
  4. Return to the starting position for a count of one, then repeat.

This exercise can be done using one arm and it's opposite leg at a time. For example, right arm and left leg raised while your left arm and right leg remain on the floor. This method of execution allows you to use the free hand to push down on the floor to lift your chest higher from the ground.

Primary muscle group(s):
Lower Back
Secondary:
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Hamstrings
  1. Lie face down on a hyper extension bench with your upper thighs and lower hips on the support pad. You must be able to bend at the waist freely.
  2. Lock your ankles under the footpads.
  3. Start with your body in a straight line head to toe.
  4. Place your arms across your chest, behind or at the side of your head.
  5. Slowly bend forward by relacing your, back and abdominal muscles.
  6. Continue as far as possible without rounding your back or raising your thighs from the support pad. You should feel a slight stretch in your hamstrings.Hold for a count of one.
  7. Return to the start position by contracting your back and abdominal muscles until your body is once again straight. Do not arch your back up at the end of the movement. Pause and repeat.

As your strength and flexibility increase, you can hold a weight plate against your chest for extra resistance.

Primary muscle group(s):
Lower Back
  1. Lie prone on a swiss ball with your feet hip width apart. You can place your feet against a wall for better stability. Clasp your hands behind your head with elbows pointing out.
  2. Engage your abs and raise your torso off the ball, hyperextending your spine.
  3. Return your torso to the ball to the starting position.
Lateral Shoulder Dumbbell Raises
2 sets
12 reps
Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Shoulders
  1. Stand with your back straight, feet shoulder width apart, while holding a dumbbell in each hand with a neutral grip.
  2. Hold your arms fully extended by your side, with your palms facing in to your body.
  3. Keep your elbows close to your sides. This is the start position.
  4. Keeping your arms fully extended and your torso stationary, lift the dumbbells out to your sides and up until they are at shoulder level. Exhale as you do so.
  5. Hold for a count of one while squeezing your shoulder muscles.
  6.  Return to the start position in a smooth controlled movement inhaling as you do so.
  7. Repeat.

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Primary muscle group(s):
Shoulders
Secondary:
Neck & Upper Traps
  1. Sit on a bench, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Your hands should be at your sides.
  2. Maintain a flat back and tight core. Look straight ahead during the movement.
  3. Be sure to maintain a slight bend in your elbows at all times.
  4. Extend your arms out to the side and guide the weight up. Your arms should come to parallel with the floor.
  5. Pause, slowly lower the weight back to the starting position. Repeat.
Primary muscle group(s):
Shoulders
Secondary:
Abs
  1. Place your left foot onto the middle of a resistance band. Step forward with the right. Tighten your abdominals and avoid arching your back.
  2. Maintaining a slight bend in the elbows at all times, slowly raise your arms up from the sides of your body. Be sure to favor the front as you lift.
  3. Once your arms reach parallel with the floor, pause, feel the contraction, and slowly lower back down.
Front Shoulder Dumbbell Raises
2 sets
12 reps
Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Shoulders
Secondary:
Abs
  1. Stand straight holding a dumbbell in each hand with an overhand grip.
  2. Hold the dumbbells in in front of your thighs with your palms of the facing your thighs. Keep your arms fully extended. This is the start position.
  3. Raise the left dumbbell out and upwards, while keeping a slight bend in your elbow. Your palms must always face down for this exercise.
  4. Continue raising the dumbbell until you arm is a little above parallel to the floor. Exhale as you are raising the dumbbell.
  5. Pause for a count of one.
  6. Inhale and slowly lower the dumbbell to the start position.
  7. As you lower the left dumbbell, begin to lift the right dumbbell, duplicating the movement.
  8. When both dumbbells have been raised and lowered in a cycle, that is one repetition.
  9. Repeat.

This exercise can be performed using both arms at the same time and also by substituting a barbell for the two dumbbells.

Primary muscle group(s):
Shoulders
  1. Holding the handle of a resistance band in each hand, step on the middle of the band with both feet. Stand up straight with a tight core and flat back.
  2. Begin by lifting your hands straight up in front of you with an overhand grip. Be sure to keep a slight bend in the elbows at all times.
  3. Pause at the top to feel the contraction then slowly lower the bands to the starting position.
Primary muscle group(s):
Shoulders
Secondary:
Abs, Upper Back & Lower Traps
  1. Place a light-weighted barbell in front of you at your shins.
  2. Squat down into position, driving your hips back. Keep your chest and head up. Place your hands in an overhand grip on the barbell.
  3. Stand up with a tight core and flat back. Keeping a slight bend in the elbows, raise the bar up and in front of you. Pause when your arms are parallel with the ground.
  4. Slowly lower the barbell to your hip. Repeat the movement.
Primary muscle group(s):
Shoulders
  1. Sit on a bench/chair with your back straight and your arms straight along your sides with the dumbbells help in an overhand grip.
  2. Bring both dumbbells up in front of your body, keeping only a slight bend at your elbow.
  3. Raise the dumbbells until they are both at about eye level and be sure to brace your core and keep your back supported by the bench/chair.  
  4. Lower the dumbbells back down to your sides, and prepare for that next rep!
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs, Shoulders
Secondary:
Upper Back & Lower Traps
  1. Stand tall with a tight core and flat back. Hold a weight plate, dumbbell or kettlebell with both hands in front of your hips. Be sure to use an overhand grip. You can also use a resistance band secured under your feet. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart.
  2. With a slight bend in the elbows, raise the weight plate up and in front of you. Pause and squeeze the shoulders when you reach chest level.
  3. Slowly lower the plate to the starting position, immediately moving into the next repetition.
Standing Dumbbell Bicep Hammer Curls
2 sets
12 reps
Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Biceps
Secondary:
Forearms
  1. Stand straight holing a dumbbell in each hand with a neutral grip.
  2. Keep your arms fully extended with your palms facing in to your sides.
  3. Keep your elbows tucked in to your sides. This is the start position.
  4. Keeping your upper arm stationary, exhale and curl the dumbbells up towards your shoulders.
  5. Continue  raising the dumbbells until your biceps are fully contracted and the dumbbells are at shoulder level.
  6. Hold for a count of one and squeeze your biceps.
  7. Return to the start position in a smooth movement, inhaling as you do so.
  8. Repeat.

There are many ways to perform this movement. Other examples include; sitting with or without back support, using alternating arms and also using a cable station's lower pulley.

Primary muscle group(s):
Biceps
Secondary:
Forearms
  1. Stand at the cable station with your feet shoulder width apart and with a slight bend at the knee.
  2. Grasp the rope with both hands and your palms facing inward.
  3. Keeping your core strong and your elbows fixed at your sides pull the rope towards the top of your chest (only the lower portion of your arms should be moving).
  4. Tense your biceps at the peak, and then slowly allow the rope to be pulled back down to the starting position.
Tricep Dumbbell Kickbacks
2 sets
12 reps
Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Triceps
Secondary:
Abs, Forearms
  1. Start by standing to the right of a flat bench with a dumbbell on the floor to your right.
  2. Place your left knee on the bench with your left hand palm down n the bench in front of it. In this position, keep your back straight.
  3. Pick up the dumbbell with your right hand using an overhand grip.
  4. Raise your arm until it is in line with your body, keeping your elbow tucked into your side and bent to a 90 degree angle. Your forearm should be pointing straight down to the floor.
  5. Extend your arm using your triceps to lift the weight until it is level with your shoulder.
  6. Hold for a count of one while squeezing your tricep.
  7. Lower to the starting position by bending your elbow to 90 degrees.Hold and repeat.
  8. Complete the set for your right arm before changing stance to work your left arm.

Only your forearm should move during this exercise. Keep your elbow in line with your shoulders at all times throughout the movement.

Primary muscle group(s):
Triceps
Secondary:
Abs, Lower Back
  1. Holding a pair of dumbbells with an overhand grip, stand tall with your chest up and core braced. Bend at the hips while keeping your back completely flat.
  2. Once your upper body is parallel with the floor, bring your upper arms to your sides. Begin by pushing the dumbbells back and behind you.
  3. Pause at the top of the movement and feel the contraction in your triceps. Slowly lower the dumbbells and begin again.
Primary muscle group(s):
Triceps
  1. Attach a resistance band to a door frame or other stable surface. Grab the handles of the band and walk backward until the slack tightens.
  2. Bend slightly at the knees and forward at the hips. Maintain a flat back throughout.
  3. Bring your upper arms up and tight to your side. From here, you will pull the band back using the forearms only. The contraction will be felt exclusively in the triceps.
  4. Slowly return to the starting position and begin again.
Primary muscle group(s):
Triceps
Secondary:
Upper Back & Lower Traps
  1. Holding a pair of water bottles with an overhand grip, stand tall with your chest up and core braced. Bend at the hips while keeping your back completely flat.
  2. Once your upper body is parallel with the floor, bring your upper arms to your sides. Begin by pushing the water bottles back and behind you.
  3. Pause at the top of the movement and feel the contraction in your triceps. Slowly lower the water bottles and begin again.
Standing Side Bends
2 sets
15 reps
Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Obliques
Secondary:
Abs
  1. Stand straight, your feet shoulder width apart, while holding a dumbbell in your left hand with your palm facing in to your body.
  2. Place your right hand on your waist, palm facing in. This is the start position.
  3. Keeping your back and head straight, bend only from your waist to the right. Inhale as you bend.
  4. Continue as far as possible, then hold for a count of one.
  5. Return to the start position, exhaling as you do so.
  6. Repeat the movement this time bending to the left and returning to the start position.
  7. Complete all repetitions holding the dumbbell with your left hand before changing hands.

This exercise can be performed with a kettlebell or a plate weight.

Primary muscle group(s):
Obliques
  1. Lie on a padded surface on your left side. Stack your legs and bring your right hand behind your head. Lie your left arm in front of you or across your body. Brace your core.
  2. Pulling from the obliques, bring your elbow up and towards your feet. Do NOT pull yourself with your hand.
  3. Pause and feel the contraction in your obliques then slowly return to the starting position.
Plank
2 sets
30 secs
Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
  1. Get into a face down position on the floor supporting your upper body on your forearms. Your elbows should be bent at 90 degrees.
  2. Extend your legs straight out behind you, supporting them on your toes and balls of your feet.
  3. Keep your body in a straight line by tightening your abdominal and oblique muscles.
  4. Hold for as long as possible.

For extra balance training and core strengthening, you can lift one arm or leg.

Primary muscle group(s):
Abs, Obliques
Secondary:
Glutes & Hip Flexors
  1. Lie face down on the ground with your legs together and your arms at your sides. Position your hands beneath your shoulders.
  2. Tighten your core and elevate your upper body off the ground, stabilizing yourself with your forearms. Your feet, shins, and knees will remain on the ground.
  3. Do not allow your hips to drop down. Hold the tension in your core for the prescribed amount of time. Slowly release back to the starting position.
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