Exercise your upper leg muscles with dumbbell squats. Discover workout tips to strengthen and tone your legs in this free training video.
Hello, I'm Kyle Brayer and your next in-home leg workout will be the dumbbell squat. The dumbbell squat is a variation of the chair squat or the wall squat, and it's just used to add resistance to work both the hamstrings and the glutes a little more effectively. Karie's going to pick up the dumbbells here. Her starting position will be just like it was on the chair squat, standing with her feet shoulder-width apart. She's going to have her legs straight and then as she bends forward slightly and bends her knees she's going to come down and back up. The key here is not letting those knees come over the toes so as she goes down and comes back up she's also keeping her chest high, she's breathing in through her nose on the way down and exhaling out through her mouth on the way up. And again, down and back up. Go ahead and pause for a second and turn to the side. So as you can see, one more time, Karie, these knees are not coming over the toes, she's dropping with her hips back and then comes back up. And one more time, and down and back up. So, again, the dumbbell's just adding resistance so it's working those hamstrings slightly more than on the chair squat and it's adding a little stabilizer work as well. That is the dumbbell squat.