The “All I Need is One Dumbbell” Workout

Every year we get questions about in-season workouts, workouts on the road, workouts on vacation or workouts in a hotel. The truth is you can actually get a great workout in with only one dumbbell.

Take a dumbbell that will be challenging for dumbbell rows ( challenging but, not the heaviest you could use, think 80%) and then do the following

Goblet Split Squat  x10 ea leg

Pushup x10-20 ( no dumbbell needed)

1 Leg Straight Leg Deadlift x10 ea leg ( dumbbell in hand)

DB Row x10

Do this circuit 3-4 times and you will have a great total body workout with only one dumbbell.


7 Responses to “The “All I Need is One Dumbbell” Workout”

  1. the key to the exercise is to go to the end of your range of motion at the hip while keeping the lower back flat, not to get the dumbbell to the ground. Our instruction is to go until you feel a hamstring stitch.

  2. You don’t lower the dumbbell to the ground in the single leg deadlift video, why is that?

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  4. Rowing in pronation takes your horizontal row from sagittal to transverse plane…always a good thing. Good stuff Coach!

  5. Melanie Driscoll Says:

    this is such a cute workout. 😉

  6. mboyle1959 Says:

    Just for variety sake. You add in an external rotation component. To be honest, we rarely do it. We use the basic version shown first most often.

  7. I’ve never seen the db row done with pronation like that. Any reason you do that in addition to neutral?

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