The dumbbell is one of the most effective tools for creating workouts at home or in the gym. But if you don’t have access to a bench you might find it hard to come up with exercise variations. Without a bench you’ll need to use the floor to perform a variety of movement patterns. Here are 7 exercises you can add to your training if you need to use the floor instead of a bench for your home workouts.
Unilateral exercises are a key part of any general health or athletic training programme. They are an excellent way to apply volume to a specific muscle group or movement pattern, whilst also improving balance, stability and athleticism. Dumbbells are a great way to add these unilateral exercises into your programme. Here are some of the most effective dumbbell exercises you can add into your training programme.
Strength training has been shown to be a very effective way to increase your mobility and flexibility. That being said some exercises more than others have a greater impact. These exercises will move you through to your end range of motion and help you increase your range of motion using a dumbbell.
Dumbbells are an excellent tool for muscular growth, but you also need to have a variety of exercises you can use to grow your muscles. Isolation exercises are one of the best ways to grow both your arms and shoulders. Here are some of the most effective dumbbell isolation exercises you can add to your training.
Unique exercises shouldn’t make up the bulk of your training, the basics done well should always be the staple of your training if you want to see consistent progress. That being said, adding in some unique and fun dumbbell exercises will be a great way for you to prevent mundanity and have some fun with your training.
Using basic and simple exercises can be a great practice when life gets busy or complex and you just want to move through exercises with ease and flow. These exercises will be great in a quick 30 minute workout.
Compound exercises should make up a large proportion of any strength and conditioning programme. Dumbbells are one of the best tools to move through these compound movements with, hence why they are used so ubiquitously in gyms all over the world. Here are some staple dumbbell compound exercises that should be in your training routine.
Using dumbbells to train your lower body will be a great way to progress in both strength and muscle gain. Thats because dumbbells are one of the most effective tools for acheiving these aims, with so many different lower body movements that we had condense them down to just 8.
Using dumbbells to increase forearm strength and size is a very successful intervention. One of the best things about improving grip strength is that it can be done in conjunction with working through other strength movement patterns as you’re required to hold onto the dumbbells throughout the movement.