Upper Body Dumbbell Strength


Beginner Level of Difficulty (45 minute workout)

This is a beginner level upper body dumbbell strength workout that targets the back, shoulders, chest and arms.

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Warmup

Perform this warmup circuit once before continuing on with the rest of the workout.

Picture of a male doing Around the World Exercise

Around the World

The around the world is a great shoulder exercise. This exercise targets the anterior, posterior and lateral deltoids in a rotational movement that also strengthens rotator cuff muscles. This exercise works as a great warm-up to any upper body work-out.

Do 10 reps on each side
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Picture of a male doing Walk-Out Push-Up Exercise

Walk-Out Push-Up

The walk-out push-up is a beginner compound exercise. This is a great dynamic warm-up exercise that targets the hamstrings, core and upper body and is suitable for any fitness level.

Do 10 reps
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Picture of a female doing Dumbbell Woodchops Exercise

Dumbbell Woodchops

The dumbbell woodchop is a beginner exercise that targets the entire core. This is a great warm-up exercise and is suitable for any fitness level.

Do 15 reps on each side
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Exercise

Perform these two exercises one after the other. When your done, rest for 45 seconds to a minute then repeat both exercises. Do this a total of 4 times.

Picture of a male doing Single Arm Dumbbell Row Exercise

Single Arm Dumbbell Row

The single arm bent over row targets the mid back and is a great beginner strength exercise.

Do 6-8 reps on each side
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Picture of a male doing Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press Exercise

Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press

The seated dumbbell shoulder press is a beginner upper body exercise. This exercise is a great way to increase lean muscle mass and build overall strength in the shoulders.

Do 8-10 reps then rest for 1 minute
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Circuit

Perform each exercise in this circuit one after another taking minimal rest between each exercise. Do this entire circuit 4 times.

Picture of a male doing Standing Bicep Curl Exercise

Standing Bicep Curl

This upper body exercise is a bicep curl using dumbbells. When this arm exercise is done properly it really isolates the bicep muscle.

Do 8-10 reps
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Picture of a male doing Push-Up Exercise

Push-Up

The push-up is a basic upper body exercise. This is a great exercise for any fitness level because it targets the chest, shoulders, arms and core.

Do 8-10 reps
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Picture of a male doing Dumbbell Skull Crushers Exercise

Dumbbell Skull Crushers

The dumbbell skull crusher is an upper body strength exercise that targets the triceps. This exercise is suitable for all fitness levels.

Do 8-10 reps then rest for 1 minute
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