The dumbbell squat is a lower body exercise that targets the muscles in the legs and buttocks, specifically the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. It is a variation of the barbell squat that allows for a greater range of motion and can help to improve balance and stability.
To perform a dumbbell squat, you will need a pair of dumbbells.
- Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand at your sides.
- Take a deep breath and bend your knees, lowering your body as if you were sitting back into a chair. Keep your chest up and your back straight as you descend.
- Lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the floor, or until you reach the desired depth.
- Exhale and push through your heels to straighten your legs and return to the starting position.
Remember to keep your core tight and your movements controlled throughout the exercise. It is important to use proper form to avoid injury and maximize the benefits of the exercise. You can also perform this exercise using a barbell or a kettlebell instead of dumbbells.
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