You can do it with just bodyweight with weights or even a homemade barbell.
So, I will show you a few variations and you can choose which is more convenient for you.
But, consult your physician before starting any exercises to find out if you have any contraindications to exercise. Exercise according to your condition.
There will be the eighth repetition of every exercise. Remember to keep your back and wrists straight with each exercise to protect your joints.
What are examples of dumbbell leg workout? At the beginning let’s start leg workout with just bodyweight.
Leg exercise version with the bodyweight
Put your feet wider that you hip width apart.
Bend your knees and hips to the right angle as if you were sitting on the chair.
Make sure your back is straight all the time.
Take one step to the side and bend one leg and then the other.
However make sure that your back is straight and your body is backward, so the knees are backward not forwards.
Put your feet with hips width apart and take a big step backwards, so the knees are bending to the right angle.
Do a similar exercise but take a big step forward and bend your knees to the right angle.
You put your hips or you can put them to the side. Move your straight leg to the side.
You can hold something to keep your position or you can lay on the wall if it is more convenient for you.
That was the version with the bodyweight. You can repeat the same series of exercises with bodyweight or you can do the version of the exercises with weights and a barbell. Therefore, choose the exercises according to your condition and preferences.
Exercising with weights also allows burning more calories.
Dumbbell leg workout – leg exercises version with weights
You can use regular weights or water bottles. However, remember to always keep your wrist straight to protect your joints.
We will do the same as before but with weights.
Put your weight before your body or you can put them to the sides of your body.
Exercise 1 of dumbbell leg workout
Hold your weights and take your legs wider than your hips width apart. Bend your knees and hips to the right angle.
Exercise 2 of dumbbell leg workout
Take a big step forward with your weights.
Exercise 3 of dumbbell leg workout
Take a big step backwards with your weight, so the knees bend to the right angle.
Exercise 4 of dumbbell leg workout
Take a big step to the side. You can hold your weights before you or you can place them on your thighs.
Exercise 5 of dumbbell leg workout
Stand straight. Put one weight to your thigh and move your leg to the side. Do the same exercise with your other leg.
Leg exercises with a homemade barbell
Now, we can do the next variation with a homemade barbell.
We can also use the barbell to exercise shoulders and arms at the same time. These exercises are more advanced, so I do not recommend them to beginners. However, if the first exercises are getting boring for you then you can add additional variations to make it more fun or a little bit challenging if they are too easy.
Legs workout with a barbell is a great alternative for a dumbbells leg workout.
The first exercise is the same as the previous ones. Put your feet wider than hip-width apart and bend your knees to the right angles as if you were sitting on the chair.
So, you can hold your barbell or you can raise your barbell by bending your elbows, or you can move your barbell forward. These are optional variations.
Take the big step forward, so the knees and hips bend to the right angle.
You can also raise your barbell at the same time while doing this exercise.
You can take your barbell behind your body and move the barbell backward to exercise your shoulders and back. So, you can also raise your barbell behind your body, with your straight arms, or by bending your elbows. Make sure to bend your elbows to the right angle.
So, take a big step backwards and bend your knees to the right angle.
Take the big step to the side with your barbell and then bend one leg and then the other.
You can also bend your elbows or move the barbell forward. However, remember to keep your wrists straight all the time.
Did you like dumbbell leg workout and other leg exercises?
Thank you for exercising together. Make sure to do stretching at the end of your leg workout and watch the free training.