Dumbbell Exercises: 12 of the Best To Do at Home

For years, there has been a debate over free-weight King between the barbell and the dumbbell. Here we'll put that to rest with 12 of the best dumbbell exercises you can do at home.

1. Stationary dumbbell lunge.

This simple exercise works your hamstrings and your upper body in easy-to-perform lunges.

2. Lateral raise

Work your upper body, especially the deltoids with a dumbbell lateral raise. Pause at the top before bringing your arms down.

3. Dumbbell shoulder raise.

Start with your palms facing forward them raise each dumbbell over each shoulder beginning at chin height. Lower slowly.

4. Tricep extension

Get rid of the back arm flab with tricep extensions. Using the dumbbell adds counter weight to chisel your muscles.

5. Dumbbell Row

A classic favorite--the dumbbell row works your back and triceps. Keep your back in a neutral position with a soft knee, slowly drive up your elbow, lift it to your torso, then lower slowly.

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