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Single-Arm Overhead Dumbbell Squats

Single-Arm Overhead Dumbbell Squats
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  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. Once you feel stabilized, slowly bend the knees and drive your hips backwards, maintaining a tight, solid core as you do so.
  4. 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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