Basic Dumbbell Squat
Now that you've got your basic form down, it's time to add some weights to your squat. This basic dumbbell squat will work your core while challenging your balance.
- Stand with your feet hip distance apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand directly over your shoulders. Start with a five-pound weight, and work your way up from there.
- Bend your knees while keeping all the weight in your heels. Don't let your knees move beyond your toes or your knees roll out or in.
- Press through your heels, and straighten your legs to return to standing. Make sure to keep your spine neutral. Do not round your back.
- Do two to three sets of 15 squats.