dumbbell leg exercises

Dumbbell Leg Exercises-Get Those Legs Exercised

Hi there! You are welcome to dumbbell leg exercises. I will be introducing a number of ways you can exercise or build strong legs with dumbbells. These ways are pretty easy and anyone can really perform them. There is nothing like having strong lower body, and you have just made the right decision to get it done.

However, you may want to checkout other articles on this site that were directed on how to build the different parts of the body, such as the arms, obliques, back, biceps, abs, shoulders, etc. I bet you will really find them very useful too. And you can further surf the site for weight losing exercises too, if you are in need of shedding some weight/fat. With these articles, you will be armed enough to build that body you have always desired.

But for the mean time, let’s look into dumbbell leg exercises. Like I said earlier, there are several ways to exercise the legs with dumbbells, but I will introduce few such as the following;

  • Dumbbell front squat
  • Dumbbell split jump
  • Alternating dumbbell lunge
  • Seated one legged toe raise

Dumbbell Front Squat

Dumbbell front squat is done by standing with dumbbells on each of your hands in a shoulder width feet apart, with  a plank right under the heels of your feet. Then, move the dumbbells in each hands, one after the other to your chest in a horizontal form right under your chin. At this level you are set to start squatting; start to go down in a sitting position with your upper body straight and stationary. Once you are at the sitting position, pause for a second and stand back up again to your starting position. Do this repeatedly.

Dumbbell Split Jump

Grab a dumbbell in each hands, while your arms are straight on both sides of your body. Lower one of your knee to the ground, while creating a 90 degree position with the other leg, with your shin and thigh parallel to the ground. Push energetically off the ground with your feet, by jumping up and switching positions of the legs in the mid-air. Repeat as directed again and again.

Alternating Reverse Dumbbell Lunge

Hold dumbbells in each hands, arms straight while standing with your legs in a shoulder width apart. Make sure that your upper body is stationary, then reverse one of your legs backwards and get down on that knee with the other leg in a 90 degree pattern. With the shin and thigh parallel to the ground. Get back the reversed leg to the former position and then reverse the other leg just as you did with the previous. Do this continuously.

Seated One Legged Toe Raise

Sit on a bench and put one of your feet on a step,¬† with a dumbbell placed horizontally on that leg’s thigh, with both hands on each end of the dumbbell. Try raising the dumbbell with a push from your toes and slowly lower it back. Do this repeatedly and switch legs after a set is completed and continue. You should make sure that, it is only your calf that is exercising while pushing the dumbbell up and down.


I hope you found these dumbbell leg exercises very useful. And if you did, please do share, comment and contribute. Every comment is appreciated, therefore do not hesitate to drop your comment at the comment box below.

6 thoughts on “Dumbbell Leg Exercises-Get Those Legs Exercised

  1. Great post, must admit I tend to skip leg day and get frustrated with myself sometimes. Don’t hit the gym as I used to and do most of the exercises in my home. These exercises seem great and I’m going to try them out, cheers

    1. Oh, thank you man for checking this out. And you will really enjoy these exercises and also get as much expected results.

  2. hi Nnamdi!
    Superb timing as I was about to leave for the gym when I saw your post! I love working on my legs and am always looking for new leg exercises. I was struggling figuring out the first one but the video was very helpful. I can attest that the split leg jumping lunges are painful! They are very good for both cardio and leg strength. And I like the last exercise for calves. Very simple but efficient. On my way to the gym to try those out!

    1. Hello Emily, I am really delighted that this post was able to help someone out there. And of course, that is the idea of using the videos, sometimes people may not understand the texts, but the video will help. Thank you for dropping by and best of luck with your workouts.

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