Overhead Dumbbell Squats
- Place a firm grip on two appropriately weighted dumbbells. Before driving the dumbbells above your head, make sure that your core is tight and your chest is up.
- Push the dumbbells straight above your head, locking out your elbows.
- Once you feel stabilized, slowly bend the knees and drive your hips backwards, maintaining a tight, solid core as you do so.
- Once your upper thighs become parallel with the ground, slowly push back up, returning to the starting position. Be sure to keep those dumbbells fixed overhead throughout the entire movement.
This, like all overhead weighted movements, should be performed in a controlled environment. Be sure to check the weight before attempting, if working with an adjustable dumbbell ensure all is locked tightly into place.
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Overhead dumbbell squats is a gym work out exercise that targets glutes & hip flexors and quadriceps and also involves shoulders and upper back & lower traps. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Chair squats, hip raises / butt lift / bridges and plank knee to elbow are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as overhead dumbbell squats. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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