60 minute beginner bicep workout with dumbbells and a resistance band at home

Here's everything you need to try our 60 minute beginner bicep 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.

60 min read
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Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Hammer Curls
  • Alternating Bicep Curls
  • Single Arm Hammer Curl
  • Circuit 2
  • Bicep Curls
  • DB 45 Degree Lunge
  • Cross-Behind 1-Arm Banded Row
  • Circuit 3
  • DB Strict Press
  • DB Crush Grip Floor Press

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

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.

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.

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.

Circuit 2

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.

DB 45 Degree Lunge

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For DB 45 Degree Lunge

Follow these cues to perform DB 45 Degree Lunge correctly:

  • Similar to a reverse lunge but with a diagonal step backward
  • Keep the torso angle as straight as possible
  • Use your full range of motion but do not stretch
  • Touch the knee to the floor if your range of motion allows.

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.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

DB Strict Press

Complete 9 repetitions

Coaching Tips For DB Strict Press

Follow these cues to perform DB Strict Press correctly:

  • Do not flare out the elbows
  • Keep rib cage tucked at all times
  • Finish with the biceps next to the ears.

DB Crush Grip Floor Press

Complete 18 repetitions

The dumbbell crush grip floor press is a great horizontal press variation if you only have access to an equipment stack with just single dumbbells.

Benefits of DB Crush Grip Floor Press

The main benefit of the dumbbell crush grip floor press is its ability to build strength and endurance in the chest / horizontal press movement pattern.

How To Do DB Crush Grip Floor Press

  1. Lye flat on the floor with the feet securely planted on the floor.
  2. With the heads of the dumbbell securely placed in both hands, press the dumbbell upward so that the hands are inline with the shoulders.
  3. Lock the elbows at the top of the repetition.
  4. Return to the starting position with control.

Coaching Tips For DB Crush Grip Floor Press

Follow these cues to perform DB Crush Grip Floor Press correctly:

  • Ensure you have a good grip on the heads of the DB
  • Lower your elbows and gentle touch them to the floor
  • Move with control.

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