One Dumbbell is All You Need!
If you just purchased a dumbbell, and don’t know what exercises to do with them at home, you are in the right place! This article will go over 16 of the best dumbbell exercises that beginners can do at home, with just a single dumbbell. For detailed instruction on the exercise, make sure to watch the video above to see exactly what the movements look like. If you wanted to purchase a dumbbell to start some of these exercises at home, feel free to check out the link below.
16 Single Dumbbell Exercises for Beginners
Seated Biceps Curl
Seated exercise that directly targets the biceps muscle.
Goblet Squats to Chair
A great exercise to work all of the muscles in your legs.
Bent Over Row
If you want to train your back and biceps, this exercise will do exactly that.
Sit back in your chair, and press the dumbbell overhead to work your shoulder, tricep, and chest.
If you want to work your core, this exercise will offer a great opportunity to do that.
Single Leg RDL
In a staggered stance, the single leg RDL will work your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back.
Lateral raise will work your side deltoid. This can be done seated or standing.
The regular deadlift will be like the single leg RDL, but with both feet equal.
If you want to isolate your tricep muscles, this exercise will do the trick.
Front raises work the front portion of your shoulder muscle.
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Oblique Side Passes
From a seated position, you will get some great work on the side of your core.
A burner for your lower back, chair deadlifts help with posture and strength.
Challenging on your quads, glutes, and hamstrings, this exercise works one leg at a time.
An explosive full body movement, challenging athleticism and balance.
Dumbbell Clean and Jerk
Similar to the dumbbell snatch, but with two separate movements to get the dumbbell overhead, instead of one.
Marches in Place
With your dumbbell held on one side, practice marching in place to work your core and leg strength unilaterally.
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