Workout At Home: 3 Exercises For Your Biceps And Back

Can't go to the gym to get your muscles pumping? No worries! Here are 3 exercises you can do to work those biceps and back muscles using small equipment. Now, you can maintain that ripped body at home!

3 easy and simple exercises for anyone looking for a good biceps and back workout! If you are a beginner, we highly suggest starting off slow and increasing your reps as you progress further. As a beginner, you do not want to do exercises with too heavy weights or too many reps. This will only tire you quickly or worst, you may get injured.

Start off slow, and you'll see how quickly your body transforms!

Kettlebell Exercise: Romanian Dead Lift

Choose the right kettlebell according to your fitness level. Decathlon kettlebell weights range from 4kg to 20kg. There is a perfect kettlebell for everyone!

Do 3 sets of dead lifts. 8 - 12 reps per set (depending on your fitness level). Don't forget to rest for 30 seconds between each set.

Romanian Dead Lift

Exercise 1: Romanian Dead Lift

Target Muscles: Back Muscles     

•  Movement:   
Stand with one foot forward, and the other back. 
Place the kettlebell next to your front foot. 
With your back straight, bend your knees and pick up the kettlebell. 
As you stand up, push your hips forward and squeeze your glutes (bum muscles).
Lower the kettlebell, slowly, back to the start position.                

Safety Tip: Do not bend your back. Throughout the dead lift, your back has to remain straight to prevent any injuries.

Push Up Wheel Exercise: Roll Out

This exercise may not be for everyone, especially if you have back problems. But if you want to take up the challenge, Decathlon has a set of push up wheels for you! It comes in a pair and you can use it for standard push-ups, unstable push ups and even mountain climbers!

Do 3 sets of this exercise, with 8 - 12 reps per set. Remember to rest for 30 sec after each set.

Roll Out

Exercise 2: Roll Out

• Target Muscles: Back muscles, Pecs and Triceps

• Movement: 
Kneel down and hold the push up wheel in one hand.
Ensure both hands are directly under your shoulders.
Straighten your arms forward, and let the wheel roll forward. 
When coming back up, roll the wheel straight back and keep it stable while maintaining that back tension.

• Safety Tip: If the shoulder joint hurts when the arm is stretched forward, reduce the rolling distance. Start out this exercise with a slower distance and increase it as you get stronger. 

Dumbbell Exercise: Bicep Curls

Get the appropriate weight for you. Decathlon has a variety of dumbbells! So pick one that is easy to start off with and increase your weights as you get stronger!

Do 3 sets of this exercise. 8 - 12 reps per set (depending on your fitness level). Remember to rest for 30 seconds between each set.

Bicep Curls

Exercise 3: Bicep Curls

Target Muscles: Biceps

Movement: 
Hold a pair of dumbbells with both hands, arms straight and palms facing the sides of the body. Your feet should be shoulder width apart.

With both hands, curl a pair of dumbbells toward your shoulder. When curling the dumbbells up, turn your wrist slightly so that your palms are facing you. Pause, then return, slowly, to the starting position.

Safety Tip: Ensure that your back is straight and that both feet are planted on the ground at all times. If you find yourself using your back to curl your arms, the weight of the dumbbell may be too much for you. 

Cardio Exercise: Jump Rope

Congratulations on completing the above five exercises! Here are two extra exercises, to improve your cardiopulmonary endurance and jumping ability. While muscle strengthening is good, cardio training is also essential!

Do 3 sets of these 2 exercises. Each set takes 30 seconds, and remember to rest for 30 seconds between each set.

Rhythmic Skipping

Rhythmic Skipping

• Targets: Endurance, strengthening lower body muscle groups, improving mobility and agility.

• Movement:
While you skip, you'll need to shuffle your feet back and forth. When one foot is forward, the heel points to the ground, and the back foot is flat on the ground. 

High Knees

High Knees

• Targets: Endurance, strengthening lower body muscle groups, mobility, agility and core.

• Movement:
Skip while doing high knees!
Raise one of your knees to near the hip height, so that your thigh is perpendicular to your lower leg.
Lower the leg and repeat the same process with your other knee.

• Quick Tip: If you are a beginner, you do not have to bring your knees up to your hip. Start at a lower height and slowly increase it as you improve!

Enjoyed this workout? 

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