45 minute beginner back workout with dumbbells and a resistance band

Here's everything you need to try our 45 minute beginner back workout with dumbbells and a resistance band. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

45 min read
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Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Tall Kneeling Single Arm Banded Row
  • Cross-Behind 1-Arm Banded Row
  • Pallof Press
  • Circuit 2
  • Tall Kneeling DB Tricep Extensions
  • DB Single Arm Farmers March
  • DB Cross Body Straight Leg Deadlift

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Tall Kneeling Single Arm Banded Row

Complete 12 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Tall Kneeling Single Arm Banded Row

Follow these cues to perform Tall Kneeling Single Arm Banded Row correctly:

  • Keep the spine as straight as possible
  • Keep elbow close to the body.

Cross-Behind 1-Arm Banded Row

Complete 10 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Cross-Behind 1-Arm Banded Row

Follow these cues to perform Cross-Behind 1-Arm Banded Row correctly:

  • Stand laterally to where the band is attached, holding it in the hand furthest from the attachment
  • Find a split stance with the feet
  • Pull the band rotating as you do so
  • Keep the feet in a fixed position.

Pallof Press

Complete 8 repetitions

The Pallof Press is one of the most effective resisting rotation exercises available in a coaches tool box. It is simple, easy to coach and the physical difficulty can be manipulated very easily.

Benefits of Pallof Press

The main benefit of the pallof press is its development of the obliques specifically the transversus abdominus. As the movement involves different gredations of resistance throughout the movement it also allows you to learn to dynamically resist against a force.

How To Do Pallof Press

  1. Start with the knees and hips slightly bent, it should feel like a very athletic stance.
  2. Bring the band towards the chest, finding a comfortable grip on the band.
  3. Slowly straighten the arms keeping the shoulders and hips square throughout.
  4. Do a slight pause at the end just to show control of the movement, then slowly bring your hands back towards your chest.

Coaching Tips For Pallof Press

Follow these cues to perform Pallof Press correctly:

  • Keep shoulders square
  • Have a slight bend in the knees, stand in an athletic position.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Tall Kneeling DB Tricep Extensions

Complete 10 repetitions

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.

DB Single Arm Farmers March

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For DB Single Arm Farmers March

Follow these cues to perform DB Single Arm Farmers March correctly:

  • Keep a slight bend in the arm holding the weight
  • Slowly march in place keeping the shoulders and hips square, not moving the weight at all.

DB Cross Body Straight Leg Deadlift

Complete 8 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.

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