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.
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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. Foam roller inner thigh adductor / adduction stretch, cable hip extensions and agility ladder drills are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as overhead dumbbell squats. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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