Dumbbell Leg Exercises
What’s the main difference between lifting with barbells vs dumbbells? Actually, don’t think too
hard, we’ll just tell you. It’s the fact that a barbell is one piece of equipment and dumbbells are
two. Might not seem like a huge deal, but it is. In theory, you could probably find a way to tie all
dumbbell leg exercises to a barbell leg exercise – squats, for example. However, there’s a ton of
value to be realized when you have the added flexibility of working-out with a weight in each hand,
versus one bar that lies across your body.
Get Ready to Sweat
This added flexibility opens the door to a lot of workouts that will make you sweat. Dumbbell variations
of lunges and step-ups come to mind. These workouts are higher-rep in nature and will require core
stability. This combination will absolutely get the heart rate up. It’s not uncommon in a workout to
complement the low-rep barbell lifts with high-rep dumbbell reps.
Remember to Start Slow
Dumbbell leg exercises will also include variations of traditional workouts meant to target different leg
muscles. For example, the dumbbell lateral lunge, and the dumbbell plie squat. Similar to the barbell
squat, it’s important to make sure the form is correct before increasing weight. Don’t be afraid to try
these workouts first with just your bodyweight before adding the dumbbells. As you start to do these
workouts on Daily Spot, remember the goal is for you to improve yourself, NOT to injure yourself. If
you’re looking for the best way to incorporate these into a workout, get on Grant’s Body Series: Legs
program ASAP. His program updates every day, so you’ll never have to worry about creating your own leg
workouts ever again.
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