60 minute beginner arm workout with a barbell

Here's everything you need to try our 60 minute beginner arm workout with a barbell. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

60 min read
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Created by
Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Russian Twists
  • Side Raise
  • Side Plank
  • Circuit 2
  • Plank March
  • Pike Press Up
  • Tall Plank Knee to Elbow
  • Circuit 3
  • Deadbug Hold
  • Inchworm to Press Up

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Russian Twists

Complete 18 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Russian Twists

Follow these cues to perform Russian Twists correctly:

  • Do not move with speed
  • Let the load pull on your core.

Side Raise

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Side Raise

Follow these cues to perform Side Raise correctly:

  • Do not use any momentum
  • Keep the shoulders in a fixed position throughout
  • Only have a slight bend in the arm
  • A plate is used in the video, but a dumbbell is more appropriate.

Side Plank

Complete 20 seconds

Coaching Tips For Side Plank

Follow these cues to perform Side Plank correctly:

  • Keep the hips in line with the shoulders
  • Tilt your pelvis so the lower back is slightly rounded and squeeze the abdominals.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Plank March

Complete 6 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Plank March

Follow these cues to perform Plank March correctly:

  • In the plank position slowly lift up one leg after the other
  • Ensure you keep your hips and shoulders inline.

Pike Press Up

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Pike Press Up

Follow these cues to perform Pike Press Up correctly:

  • Create a tripod with your hands and head
  • Do no flare out elbows aggressivly
  • Move slowly with control.

Tall Plank Knee to Elbow

Complete 12 repetitions

The tall knee to elbow exercise is a very effective anterior core exercise that can be used by people of all abilities.

Benefits of Tall Plank Knee to Elbow

The main benefit of the tall plank knee to elbow is it’s ability to develop strength in the anterior core musculature.

How To Do Tall Plank Knee to Elbow

  1. Start in a stable top of press up hold position.
  2. Lift one leg and bring it to the elbow (or as close as your mobility allows).
  3. Return slowly with control to the start position.

Coaching Tips For Tall Plank Knee to Elbow

Follow these cues to perform Tall Plank Knee to Elbow correctly:

  • Bring the knee out and round to touch the elbow
  • Keep the elbows locked throughout
  • Move slowly with control.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

Deadbug Hold

Complete 20 seconds

Coaching Tips For Deadbug Hold

Follow these cues to perform Deadbug Hold correctly:

  • Press the lower back into the floor and keep the pressure into the floor throughout
  • Keep arms locked and pointing upwards.

Inchworm to Press Up

Complete 4 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Inchworm to Press Up

Follow these cues to perform Inchworm to Press Up correctly:

  • Walk slowly on the hands taking small steps
  • Keep the elbows close to the body on the press up.

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