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Dumbbell Squat

Free Weights / Beginner
  • Quads
  • Calves
  • Lower Back
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
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How to do the Dumbbell Squat - Learn Proper Dumbbell Squat Form

  1. Step 1: Stand up while grasping a dumbbell in each hand. Your palms should be facing the side of your legs.
  2. Step 2: Your legs should be shoulder width apart with your toes pointed slightly out.
  3. Step 3: Start to lower your torso by bending your knees. Continue moving down until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
  4. Step 4: Raise your torso by pushing the floor with the heel of your foot as you straighten your legs. Move back into the starting position.
  5. Step 5: Repeat for the number of reps in your set.

Dumbbell Squat Variations and Dumbbell Squat Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Use a barbell instead of dumbbells for this exercise.
  2. Variation 2: Experiment with different foot stances for the exercise.

Dumbbell Squat Tips

  1. Tip 1: Keep your head up and your eyes forward while performing this exercise.
  2. Tip 2: If you are in the correct position for this exercise, the front of your knees should be lined up perpendicular to your toes.

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Dumbbell Squat Muscles Worked

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Dumbbell Squat Equipment


Dumbbell Squat Training Details

The dumbbell squat is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the calves, lower back, glutes, and hamstrings.

The only dumbbell squat equipment that you really need is the following: dumbbells. There are however many different dumbbell squat variations that you can try out that may require different types of dumbbell squat equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper dumbbell squat form is easy with the step by step dumbbell squat instructions, dumbbell squat tips, and the instructional dumbbell squat technique video on this page. The dumbbell squat is a push exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the dumbbell squat video, learn how to do the dumbbell squat, and then be sure and browse through the dumbbell squat workouts on our workout plans page!

Dumbbell Squat Sports

Dumbbell Squat Force Type: Push
Dumbbell Squat Mechanics Type: Compound
Dumbbell Squat Other Names: Dumbbell Squats

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