Single-Arm Overhead Dumbbell Squats
- Place a firm grip on an appropriately weighted dumbbell. Before driving the dumbbell above your head, make sure that your core is tight and your chest is up.
- Push the dumbbell straight above your head, locking out your elbow, (if the dumbbell can’t be driven above your head without difficulty, it’s too heavy and needs to be reduced)
- 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 the dumbbell fixed overhead throughout the entire movement.
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Single-arm overhead dumbbell squats is a gym work out exercise that targets glutes & hip flexors and quadriceps and also involves calves and hamstrings. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Barbell high pulls, gluteus / glute / gluteal stretch and water bottle squat clean and presses are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as single-arm overhead dumbbell squats. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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