30 minute beginner tricep workout with dumbbells

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

30 min read
Sean Klein
Created by
Sean Klein
Last updated
16/05/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Overhead DB Tricep Extension
  • Tall Kneeling DB Tricep Extensions
  • Single Arm DB Floor Press
  • Circuit 2
  • Front Raises
  • DB Floor Press

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Overhead DB Tricep Extension

Complete 14 repetitions

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Isolation
Upper Body
Triceps

Coaching Tips For Overhead DB Tricep Extension

Follow these cues to perform Overhead DB Tricep Extension correctly:

  • Do not use any momentum
  • Keep the elbows in a fixed position
  • Isolate the triceps.

Tall Kneeling DB Tricep Extensions

Complete 10 repetitions

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Isolation
Upper Body
Triceps

Coaching Tips For Tall Kneeling DB Tricep Extensions

Follow these cues to perform Tall Kneeling DB Tricep Extensions correctly:

  • Do not use any momentum
  • Keep the elbows in a fixed position
  • Isolate the triceps.

Single Arm DB Floor Press

Complete 12 repetitions

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Primary
Upper Body
Horizontal Press

Coaching Tips For Single Arm DB Floor Press

Follow these cues to perform Single Arm DB Floor Press correctly:

  • Touch elbows gently to the floor
  • Lock elbows at the top
  • Keep other hand on ribs.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Front Raises

Complete 10 repetitions

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Isolation
Upper Body
Deltoids

Coaching Tips For Front Raises

Follow these cues to perform Front Raises correctly:

  • Don't use any momentum
  • Start with the palms facing away from the body
  • Don't rest your elbows on your body.

DB Floor Press

Complete 10 repetitions

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Primary
Upper Body
Horizontal Press

The dumbbell floor press is an effective horizontal pressing variation, especially for beginners just getting into resistance training.

Benefits of DB Floor Press

The main benefit of the dumbbell floor press is its ability to create different types of stimulus in the horizontal pressing movement pattern.

How To Do DB Floor Press

  1. Lye on the floor with the feet securely connected to the ground.
  2. Start with the dumbbells out in front with the elbows locked.
  3. Lower the elbows towards the floor creating an arrow head with the elbows and head (this means the elbows don’t flare out but also that they don’t come too close to the body).
  4. Gently touch the elbows to the floor, but do not lose tension in the upper body and rest the elbows on the floor.
  5. Press the dumbbells back to the starting position.

Coaching Tips For DB Floor Press

Follow these cues to perform DB Floor Press correctly:

  • Touch elbows gently to the floor
  • Lock elbows at the top.

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