30 Dumbbell Exercises Missing From Your Routine


2. Dumbbell Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift: This one is tougher than it looks, but worth the effort. Starting with feet hip-width apart and dumbbells at your side, place your weight on one foot, and bend slightly at the knee. Lean forward, lifting the opposite foot straight up into the air behind you. As you come forward, move the dumbbells from your side directly over your planted foot. Return to standing position by lowering your back leg as you come up. The dumbbells should return to the sides of your thighs.

3. Dumbbell Hang Clean and Press: Don’t take this one to the laundromat! Get down in squat position and track a dumbbell on each side outside of your ankles with palms facing your feet. With vertical shins and a neutral spine, move upward to a standing position while pulling the dumbbells up. Next, forcefully drive the dumbbells up toward the shoulders using the hips and legs. As you come in for the catch, slightly squat to bring the weight to your shoulders with a neutral grip (palms facing the body). Explode the weight off your shoulders overhead. Lower the weight back down.

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