60 minute beginner bicep workout with dumbbells and a resistance band

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60 min read
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Created by
Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Bicep Curls
  • Alternating Bicep Curls
  • Hammer Curls
  • Circuit 2
  • Single Arm Hammer Curl
  • Half Kneeling Pallof Press
  • Half Kneeling DB Press
  • Circuit 3
  • Double DB Farmers March
  • DB Cross Body Straight Leg Deadlift

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Bicep Curls

Complete 14 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Bicep Curls

Follow these cues to perform Bicep Curls correctly:

  • Do not use any momentum
  • Start with the palms facing away from the body
  • Do not rest your elbows on your body.

Alternating Bicep Curls

Complete 14 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Alternating Bicep Curls

Follow these cues to perform Alternating Bicep Curls correctly:

  • Do not use any momentum
  • Start with the palms facing away from the body
  • Do not rest your elbows on your body.

Hammer Curls

Complete 14 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Hammer Curls

Follow these cues to perform Hammer Curls correctly:

  • Do not use any momentum
  • Start with the palms facing your hips.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Single Arm Hammer Curl

Complete 12 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Single Arm Hammer Curl

Follow these cues to perform Single Arm Hammer Curl correctly:

  • Do not use any momentum
  • Isolate the biceps
  • Keep the elbows in a fixed position.

Half Kneeling Pallof Press

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Half Kneeling Pallof Press

Follow these cues to perform Half Kneeling Pallof Press correctly:

  • Keep shoulders square
  • Create a stable base in a lunge
  • The knee closest to the band stays on the floor.

Half Kneeling DB Press

Complete 10 repetitions

The half kneeling dumbbell press is an excellent unilateral vertical press variation for all abilities.

Benefits of Half Kneeling DB Press

The primary benefit is the strength gained in the shoulder, improving the vertical press strength. The secondary benefit is the core adaptation through resisting rotation.

How To Do Half Kneeling DB Press

  1. Find a stable half kneeling position with the knee at
  2. degrees.
  3. Start with the dumbbell at the shoulder, with the elbow facing slightly away from the body.
  4. Press the dumbbell overhead and lock the elbow to move through the full range of motion.
  5. Move back to the starting position with control. Do not let the weight pull you out of position.

Coaching Tips For Half Kneeling DB Press

Follow these cues to perform Half Kneeling DB Press correctly:

  • Create a stable base in the lunge position, with the front knee at 90 degrees
  • Keep the rib caged tucked and lock the elbow overhead.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

Double DB Farmers March

Complete 16 repetitions

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.

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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