Hand Weight/Dumbbell Workouts

Grab a set of weights for these workouts! I’ll specify how heavy the ones I’m using are for each exercise, but always adjust according to your fitness level.

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Don’t see what you’re looking for? Leave a comment below with your workout request! I’m constantly putting together new workouts and love input from my readers.


  1. Do you have any slower-paced workouts where you don’t get too sweaty but still get some workout in? Maybe I sound crazy, but sometimes I have to choose between working out and showering in my evening, so sometimes I skip my workout if I’m going out or something later.

    • I’ve definitely been in that situation, too–lately I’ve been doing yoga DVDs when I want a workout that won’t leave me sweaty. I’ll put a slow-pace, sweatless workout on my blog post to-do list! 🙂

  2. Chrissy Dowling says:

    First of all, I love your blog! I get so many ideas for workouts. So let me thank you first. I’ve been looking for some more 30-minute dumbbell/weighted bar total body work outs. I’d love some more plans to throw in my back pocket (aka pinterest) for when I’m stumped at the gym. Thanks again!

    • Perfect timing–I actually have a 30-minute full body workout I’m taking pictures of for the blog next week! It’s made up of bodyweight and some hand weight exercises (but the bodyweight moves could be made harder with the use of weights as well). I’ll keep more dumbbell workouts coming 🙂

  3. Corinne Meade says:

    Where is Curtsey Lunge listed under? I saw it last night but can’t remember where I found it-I must have gotten sleepy-LOL!!

  4. I’d love a beginner workout to help me prepare for swimsuit season, it’s never to early to start 😉

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