The 10 Best Dumbbell Exercises

Whether you are working out in a home or commercial gym, dumbbells are amazing pieces of equipment to use or own if you work out in a home gym. Dumbbells are capable of delivering thorough workouts that can target almost every major muscle group, and take up very little space making them a must have for all home gyms. This blog will go over the ten best dumbbell workouts that everyone should do. 

  1. Goblet Squats: Starting off with a great exercise that works out the glutes, calves, quads, the entire core, arms and also improves your grip strength. 
  2. Bent-Over Rows: The best dumbbell exercise for your back by far, this exercise workouts primarily the muscles in the back of the shoulder, which is crucial because most exercises people do focus on the front of the shoulder which can lead to muscle imbalance.  
  3. Shoulder Press: One of if not the most complete shoulder workout you can get using a dumbbell. This exercise workouts the shoulder muscles, triceps and can also help with core strength and stability while performing the exercise. 
  4. Lunges: A great lower body exercise that works out the quads, glutes, and hamstrings while also improving your stability and explosive movement. 
  5. Dumbbell Bench Press: The dumbbell bench press allows for more range of motion than the barbell one, which decreases stress on the shoulder joint. Which makes the exercise just as effective at working out the pec, deltoids and tricep muscles while lowering the impact it has on your joints. 
  6. Tricep Kickbacks: A great exercise that isolates and workouts every part of the tricep. 
  7. Renegade Rows: One of the more challenging dumbbell workouts out there, but it is more than worth it. This exercise not only workouts the entire core, back, shoulders and chest muscles, but it also greatly improves overall core stability. 
  8. Hammer Curls: A great way to change up from the traditional bicep curls. This exercise workouts mostly the long head of the bicep muscle while bicep curls workout mostly the short head of the muscle. Which is what makes the hammer curl a great exercise to add in with bicep curls to ensure all parts of the muscle are worked out. 
  9. Deadlifts: Possibly the most complete workout of them all, the deadlift works out almost the entire upper body, hamstrings, glutes, quads and the core.
  10. Russian Twists: The best core exercise on this list by far. This exercise works out the entire core making it a great exercise to do as a warmup or cool down. 

If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing dumbbells for your home gym the trained staff at Fitness Equipment Ireland are happy to help. 

contact us via phone at (01) 816 7510  or email [email protected]

Where you can find us:
Kylemore Park W, Kylemore, Dublin, D10 WC62

Call Now Button