Dumbbell Squats

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your shoulders back and your back
    straight, do not bend forward

Dumbbell Squats

This exercise targets your quadriceps and provides a moderate to high cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit

Moderate to High

Muscle Group: Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings

Equipment: Dumbbells

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Moderate to High

Exercise Category: Legs

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a dumbbell in each hand with an overhand grip, arms hanging straight down by your sides.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly squat down as if you are going to sit in a chair, until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly stand
    back up to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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