20 Dumbbell Exercises to Try at Home

20 Dumbbell Exercises

Now, if you’re anything like a lot of my personal training clients, you quite likely have a couple of sets of dumbbells lying around the house gathering dust. I’m sure I have a few sets somewhere. They’re a bit like treadmills. They seemed like a great idea at the time, but often they fall by the wayside after a little while. If you’ve been thinking about dusting them off but you’re not what to do, I have created a list of 20 dumbbell exercises you could work into a routine. Yay!

I will break the dumbbell exercises into the part of the body they are predominantly working. Here we go! 🙂

Chest Exercises

  • Chest Fly
  • V-Fly
  • Chest Press
  • Pullover

Back Exercises

  • Bent Over Row
  • Upright Row
  • Pullover
  • One Arm Row
  • Reverse Fly

Leg Exercises

  • Deadlifts
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Step Ups

Arm Exercises

  • Bicep Curls
  • Hammer Curls
  • Tricep Extension
  • Tricep Kickbacks
  • Shoulder Press
  • Lateral Raises
  • Anterior Raises

This is by no means a complete list of dumbbell exercises but it certainly shows they are quite versatile pieces of equipment. Dumbbells are definitely a great addition to your training kit if you’re trying to get a few pieces to help you exercise at home. Keep an eye out for sales so they don’t cost you a fortune.

You can even put together a little circuit of dumbbell exercises using this list if you like. Pick a couple from each list that you are comfortable with and perform 12-15 of each exercise a couple of times through. Be sure to do a little warm up before you start and take the time to stretch well afterward.

Stop by the Facebook page for a chat if you’re not sure what to do with your dumbbells or you want to let us know how you did creating your own little circuit. We’d love to hear from you and help out where we can! 🙂