45 minute beginner workout with dumbbells at home

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

45 min read
Sean Klein
Created by
Sean Klein
Last updated
16/05/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • DB Floor Press
  • Circuit 2
  • DB Cross Body Straight Leg Deadlift
  • Tall Kneeling Single Arm DB Press
  • Circuit 3
  • Double DB Farmers March
  • Tall Kneeling DB Tricep Extensions

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

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.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

DB Cross Body Straight Leg Deadlift

Complete 8 repetitions

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Secondary
Lower Body
Hinge

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.

Tall Kneeling Single Arm DB Press

Complete 14 repetitions

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Secondary
Upper Body
Vertical Press

Coaching Tips For Tall Kneeling Single Arm DB Press

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

  • Keep rib cage tucked at all times
  • Finish with the biceps next to the ears.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

Double DB Farmers March

Complete 16 repetitions

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Core
Trunk
Resisting Rotation

Coaching Tips For Double DB Farmers March

Follow these cues to perform Double DB Farmers March correctly:

  • Slowly transition from one foot to the next
  • Keep a slight bend in the arms while holding the DB's
  • Lift the knees to at least hip height.

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.

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