45 minute beginner lower body workout with dumbbells and a resistance band at home

Here's everything you need to try our 45 minute beginner lower body 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.

45 min read
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Sean Klein
Last updated
12/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • DB Narrow Stance Squat
  • Circuit 2
  • Single Arm DB Rack Tall Kneeling to Standing
  • Banded Extensions
  • Circuit 3
  • DB Goblet Reverse Lunge
  • DB Straight Leg Deadlift

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

DB Narrow Stance Squat

Complete 10 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.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Single Arm DB Rack Tall Kneeling to Standing

Complete 6 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.

Banded Extensions

Complete 14 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 3

Complete this round 3 times.

DB Goblet Reverse Lunge

Complete 8 repetitions

The dumbbell goblet reverse lunge is a very effective unilateral squatting variation. This is perfect for at home training or beginners to intermediate individuals.

Benefits of DB Goblet Reverse Lunge

The main benefit of the dumbbell goblet reverse lunge is building strength and stability in the unilateral squat movement pattern and the leg musculature.

How To Do DB Goblet Reverse Lunge

  1. Start with the feet at hips-width apart and the dumbbell at the chest in the goblet position.
  2. Step back into a lunge and gently touch the knee to the floor.
  3. Keep the torso upright and back straight throughout, with a slight forward leaning torso angle.
  4. Step back to the starting position.

Coaching Tips For DB Goblet Reverse Lunge

Follow these cues to perform DB Goblet Reverse Lunge correctly:

  • Keep front knee fixed over the ankle, torso slightly forward but stays fixed
  • Create a wide stance to make balance easier
  • Gently touch the knee to the floor and lift yourself with the front leg.

DB Straight Leg Deadlift

Complete 10 repetitions

Coaching Tips For DB Straight Leg Deadlift

Follow these cues to perform DB Straight Leg Deadlift correctly:

  • Pinch the shoulder blades together
  • Slowly move the chest towards the floor
  • Keep the dumbbell close to the body and the hips high after the initial bend.

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