Exercises With Dumbbells

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Best 7 Exercises With Dumbbells

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Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Dumbbell Shoulder Pres

Dumbbell Shoulder Press is a strength exercise that works your traps, deltoids and front deltoids and is a great simple move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your neck, shoulders, upper back and upper body. It requires dumbbells to do.

How to do Dumbbell Shoulder Press

  • The dumbbell shoulder press is a variant of the traditional military press that places greater emphasis on the trap muscles and deltoid muscles.

  • Start off with a dumbbell in each hand, with the palms faced forward and your knees at knee height, and sitting on a bench keeping your abs close.

  • Slowly stretch your arms and lift the dumbbells up so your arms are straight and each dumbbell is over your head.

  • Repeat before you hit the top spot and you sense a pinch in your shoulder muscles and keep for a count.

  • Go back to the starting point and replicate for as many reps and sets as needed.

  • Repeat until the hands are once again at the shoulder point.

  • Tips :

  • Should not place your elbows in the top position of this exercise.

  • Through twisting your elbows you are vulnerable to very severe accidents.

  • You are also required to do a version of this movement on an exercise disk.

Dumbbell Squat
Dumbbell Squat
Dumbbell Squat

Dumbbell Squat

Dumbbell Squat is a strength exercise that works your quadriceps and glutes and is a great basic move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your buttocks, hips, legs, lower body and upper legs. It requires dumbbells to do.

How to do Dumbbell Squat

  • The dumbbell squat exercise is a great workout for the lower body and uses dumbbells instead of a barbell to complete the motion.

  • Start off grabbing a dumbbell in each hand, placing your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart with your knees and toes pointed outward.

  • With your abdomen firmly pulled back, gradually fall by bending at the knees and hips in a squatting motion.

  • Continue to slowly lower yourself as far as you can control without letting your body shift towards your toes.

  • When in the decreasing role for as far as you can go back, keep for a count and then gradually move to the starting point.

  • Repeat with as many reps and sets as needed.

Dumbbell Bicep Curl
Dumbbell Bicep Curl
Dumbbell Bicep Curl

Dumbbell Bicep Curl

Dumbbell Bicep Curl is a strength exercise that works your biceps and is a great basic move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your arms and upper body. It requires dumbbells to do.

How to do Dumbbell Bicep Curl

  • Place a dumbbell in each hand with an overhand grip and arms completely raised with hands facing the eyes. Feet should be shoulder-width apart and dumbbells should be resting at thigh level.

  • Curl one dumbbell toward the same shoulder, keeping the opposite arm extended. As you curl the weight up, slightly rotate the wrist so your palm is facing you. Wait, and then move to the starting spot. Alternate faces in the next repeat.

Sumo Squat
Sumo Squat
Sumo Squat

Sumo Squat

The Sumo Squat is a lower-body strength exercise that’s a variation of a standard squat. The key difference in this squat is that you take a wider stance and position your feet turned out. While all squats work the glutes, hip flexors, quads, hamstrings and calves, the leg positioning of the sumo squat works the inner thighs as well.

How to do Sumo Squat

  • Walk with feet broader than shoulder-width apart with the toes partially pushed out. Place a dumbbell in each side in front of your shoulders.

  • Move your shoulders back and lean down, leaving your chin out and arms down. Take the weights down to the floor in between the thighs. And stand back up to starting spot.

Hammer Curl
Hammer Curl
Hammer Curl

Hammer Curl

Hammer Curl is a strength exercise that works your biceps and is a great moderate move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your arms and upper body. It requires dumbbells to do.

Dumbbell Front Raise
Dumbbell Front Raise
Dumbbell Front Raise

Dumbbell Front Raise

Dumbbell Front Raise is a strength exercise that works your traps, deltoids and front deltoids and is a great basic move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your neck, shoulders, upper back and upper body. It requires dumbbells to do.

How to do Dumbbell Front Raise

  • Performing the Dumbbell Front Raise exercise, it helps improve arm movement and build better sculpted shoulders.

  • Start out by gripping a dumbbell with both hands, keeping them with an overhand grip and placing the dumbbells in front of your legs with a small bent.

  • Slowly lift the dumbbells up so the shoulders reach higher than parallel.

  • When you hit the top spot, keep for a count then momentarily then lower in a guided fashion.

  • Tips :

  • Squeeze your abdomen closely to better strengthen your back and make sure not to lock your elbows.

Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press

Incline Dumbbell Bench Pres

Incline Dumbbell Bench Press is a strength exercise that works your pecs, lower pecs and upper pecs and is a great moderate move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your chest, lower chest, upper body and upper chest. It requires dumbbells to do.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many exercises with dumbbells are there?

Now we have 374 such exercises in our Directory.

What muscles do these exercises target?

Most of the exercises work glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, traps and deltoids.

Where can one do these exercises?

You can do most of these exercises either at gym or at home or outdoor.