30 minute intermediate lower back workout with dumbbells and a resistance band at home

Here's everything you need to try our 30 minute intermediate lower back workout with dumbbells and a resistance band 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.

30 min read
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Sean Klein
Last updated
06/04/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Banded Extensions
  • Circuit 2
  • DB Cross Body Straight Leg Deadlift
  • DB Crush Grip Away from Body Straight Leg Deadlift
  • Wide Stance DB Straight Leg Deadlift

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Banded Extensions

Complete 16 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Banded Extensions

Follow these cues to perform Banded Extensions correctly:

  • Keep the hips high after the initial bend, feel the tension in the hamstrings
  • Maintain an arch in the lower back.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

DB Cross Body Straight Leg Deadlift

Complete 12 repetitions

Coaching Tips For DB Cross Body Straight Leg Deadlift

Follow these cues to perform DB Cross Body Straight Leg Deadlift correctly:

  • Bend at the knees and the hips, bring the opposite hand to the opposite foot, bend at the spine and reach as far as able.

DB Crush Grip Away from Body Straight Leg Deadlift

Complete 10 repetitions

The double kettlebell gorilla row is an excellent horizontal pull variation that also requires a great deal of core stability and lumbar spine stabilisation.

Benefits of DB Crush Grip Away from Body Straight Leg Deadlift

The main benefit of the double gorilla row is strength gain in the horizontal pull movement pattern. It can also be used to gain muscle in the upper and lower back muscles. Finally it’s a great movement for athletes as the learn to perform pulls whilst generating a lot of stability.

How To Do DB Crush Grip Away from Body Straight Leg Deadlift

  1. Start with the kettlebells at the hips with the arm straight.
  2. Bend slightly at the knees and the hips and hinge into the pulling position.
  3. Ensure your back is straight and able to maintain the weight.
  4. Pull the kettlebell until your elbows are inline with your belly button.
  5. Control the kettlebells back to the starting position.

Coaching Tips For DB Crush Grip Away from Body Straight Leg Deadlift

Follow these cues to perform DB Crush Grip Away from Body Straight Leg Deadlift correctly:

  • Keep the DB underneath your shoulders with the elbows locked
  • This will put more pressure on your lower back but will still target the hamstrings, use a conservative weight.

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.

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