30 minute advanced lower body workout with dumbbells at home

Here's everything you need to try our 30 minute advanced lower body workout with dumbbells at home. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

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Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • DB Single Leg Straight Leg Deadlift with Wall Support
  • Circuit 2
  • Wide Stance DB Straight Leg Deadlift
  • DB Narrow Stance Squat
  • Single Arm DB Rack Tall Kneeling to Standing

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

DB Single Leg Straight Leg Deadlift with Wall Support

Complete 10 repetitions

The DB single leg straight leg deadlift with wall support is one of the best single leg hinging exercises in our exercise library.

Benefits of DB Single Leg Straight Leg Deadlift with Wall Support

The main benefit of this exercise is to build strength in the hamstring and lower back, but it also targets other areas of the posterior chain like the muscles in the glutes. It is a great exercise to transition from the more simple bi-lateral hinging movement pattern to the more complex single leg hinging. Using the wall takes away some of the balance aspects to the exercise and allows us to put emphasis on the hinging movement. This doesn’t by any means make the movement easy technically, keeping the hips inline is a real challenge and requires a lot of intentional thought from even very advanced trainees.

How To Do DB Single Leg Straight Leg Deadlift with Wall Support

  1. Place the hand one the wall with the dumbell in the other hand.
  2. Lift the leg closest to the wall off the floor and bend the knee and the hip on the leg that is grounded.
  3. Hinge at the hips, keeping the back straight and an arch in the lower back.
  4. Once you feel a pull in the hamstring return to the starting position.

Coaching Tips For DB Single Leg Straight Leg Deadlift with Wall Support

Follow these cues to perform DB Single Leg Straight Leg Deadlift with Wall Support correctly:

  • Keep shoulders and hips square
  • Feel the tension in the hamstring
  • Keep the KB close to the body
  • Stability is more important than weight.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Wide Stance DB Straight Leg Deadlift

Complete 12 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Wide Stance DB Straight Leg Deadlift

Follow these cues to perform Wide Stance DB Straight Leg Deadlift correctly:

  • Bend slightly and the knees and the hips then fold into the hips keeping the back straight
  • Keep the hips high throughout and feel tension in the hamstrings.

DB Narrow Stance Squat

Complete 14 repetitions

Coaching Tips For DB Narrow Stance Squat

Follow these cues to perform DB Narrow Stance Squat correctly:

  • Emphasise use of your quadriceps
  • Feet are not touching but much closer than traditional squat
  • Do not force depth but use your full range of motion.

Single Arm DB Rack Tall Kneeling to Standing

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Single Arm DB Rack Tall Kneeling to Standing

Follow these cues to perform Single Arm DB Rack Tall Kneeling to Standing correctly:

  • Find a stable DB front rack position
  • Move slowly with control
  • Gently plant the knee on the downward portion of the movement.

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