Dumbbell Squat Exercise Guide
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Dumbbell Squat is a strength exercise that works your quadriceps and glutes.
Dumbbell Squat is a great basic move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your buttocks, hips, legs, lower body and upper legs.
It requires dumbbells to do.
How to do Dumbbell Squat
Stay holding dumbbells clenched on hands.
Hold dumbbells at your sides with arms down. Squat down, bending at the knee until thighs are parallel with the floor. Ensure your knees are not extended beyond your toes.
Keep head facing forward, back straight and feet flat on floor; equal distribution of weight through forefoot and heel. Knees should point same direction as feet throughout movement.
Do not let the dumbbells slouch your shoulders. Instead, keep your shoulder blades squeezed together throughout.
Learn how to do dumbbell squat from this step-by-step illustrations:
The muscles used for dumbbell squat may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for dumbbell squat are:
- Spinal Erectors
- Hip Adductors
Frequently Asked Questions
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|Muscles Worked||Biceps Femoris, Quadriceps, Gluteus, Erector Spinae, Hip Abductors|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Basic, Easy, Simple|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|
|Major Exercise||Bodyweight Squat|
|Target muscle(s)||Quadriceps, Glutes|
|Synergyst muscle(s)||Hamstrings, Spinal Erectors, Hip Adductors|