Dumbbell Squats quadriceps

Start/Finish

Starting Position: Hold two dumbbells at your sides, with your palms facing in. Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. If you have trouble balancing, try placing a sturdy, one-inch-thick wooden block or a couple of dumbbell plates under your heels.

Midpoint

The Exercise: While keeping your shoulders, back, and head upright, bend your legs at the knees and lower your hips until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Then, pushing from your heels, lift yourself back up to the starting position. Keep your back as straight as possible throughout this exercise.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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