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6 Rubber Hex Dumbbell Exercises For The Ultimate Leg Workout

6 Rubber Hex Dumbbell Exercises For The Ultimate Leg Workout

Looking for some exercises to target and enhance your glutes and lower body strength? The good news is, you don't need a fancy gym or a vast array of equipment to achieve your fitness goals. In this blog post, we'll introduce you to a fantastic leg workout routine designed by certified professional trainer Taylah, who has meticulously crafted this workout, prioritising excellent form and precise movements to activate the muscles responsible for a robust lower body.

Remember to begin at your own pace, focusing on mastering proper form, and aim to incorporate this workout at least twice a week for maximum strength gains. Complete each exercise one after the other, with 45 seconds to 1 minute rest between. 

Exercise Sets Reps
1. Goblet Squat 4 10
2. Single Leg Romanian Deadlift 4 10 each side
3. Side Lunge/Sway 4 10 each side
4. Lying Leg Curls 4 10
5. Reverse Lunge 4 10 each side
6. Bulgarian Split Squat 4 10 each side


Feel free to adjust the sets and reps based on your fitness level and goals. Remember to maintain proper form and gradually increase the weights as you progress.

Exercise Guide:

1.  Goblet Squat x10

Targets Glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, core, forearms, biceps, shoulders.

  • Stand with your feet apart, slightly wider than your hips

  • Hold the dumbbell with the top hex weight resting in the palm of your hands against your chest.

  • Keep your back neutral and look straight ahead

  • Press your hips back and begin bending your knees and you lower your butt towards the ground

  • Keep the weight close to your body as you continue to lower your butt until it is below your knees

  • Drive your body up to the original standing position with your heels and squeeze your butt cheeks as you rise up

Hex Dumbbell Goblet Squat

2.  Single Leg Romanian Deadlift (RDL) x10 (each leg)

Targets hamstrings, gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, ankles, core.

  • Stand with your feet under your hips

  • Shift your weight to your right leg

  • Slightly bend your left knee and place the foot slightly behind your butt on your tippy-toe. (this will help with balance)

  • Hold the dumbbell by the handle horizontally 

  • Slowly start to hinge your hip and move your torso forward holding the dumbbell with a straight arm

  • At the lowest point your body should be parallel to the floor with your back straight

  • Reverse the motion to a standing position

3.  Side Lunge/Sway x10 (each way)

Targets glutes, hamstrings, quads and inner thigh

  • Stand with your feet parallel and shoulder width apart

  • Hold the dumbbell handles and support them over your shoulders

  • Always keep your back straight throughout this exercise

  • Take a big step sideways until the knee of the stepping leg is around 90 degrees and your other leg is straight

  • Reverse the movement then continue to do the same on the opposite leg in one motion

Side lunges

4.  Lying Leg Curls x10

Targets hamstrings, calves

  • Lie on your stomach with your legs straight.  You can either support your upper body with your forearms or place your hands in a linked position under your forehead

  • Have the dumbbell standing vertically at a distance where you are able to pick it up with your feet

  • Pick the dumbbell up with the arches of your feet and lift your legs bringing your heels towards your glutes (bum)

  • squeeze as your reach the top then return back to the starting position

 lying leg curls


5.  Reverse Lunge x10 (each side)

Targets quads, glutes, hamstrings and calves

  • Stand upright while holding the dumbbells down by your sides

  • Take a big step backwards with your right foot with the toes pointing to the ground and the heel lifted

  • Lower your hips and bend your left leg until your left thigh is right angled

  • Do this while keeping the dumbbells in the same position

  • Return to the standing position and do the same with the opposite leg

Reverse Lunge

6.  Bulgarian Split Squat x10 (each side)

Targets core, glutes and hamstrings

  • You will need a step or bench that is around knee height to rest your foot on

  • Elevate your back foot onto the bench which is behind you

  • Make sure you're standing at a comfortable position from your bench so that you're not over extending your leg backwards

  • Hold one dumbbell on the same side as your leading leg (the one you're standing on)

  • Lower your body until the front thigh is 90-degrees whilst keeping your knee in-line with your foot

  • Drive back up to your starting standing position while keeping the rear leg resting on the bench

  • Complete 10 on one leg before switching to the other

 Bulgarian Split Squat

Remember when it comes to your training that progress is the name of the game. Start at your own pace, prioritising mastering proper form before increasing weights or repetitions. Consistency is key, so aim to incorporate this leg workout into your routine at least twice a week to reap the maximum strength gains.

One of the most exciting aspects of this routine is the versatility it offers. Whether you're a beginner looking to kickstart your fitness journey or an experienced fitness enthusiast seeking to challenge yourself, these exercises can be tailored to your needs. Adjust the sets and repetitions based on your fitness level and personal goals. Good luck!

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