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Dumbbell Squats

The squat exercise is a common strength training exercise. This technique involves using dumbbells, compared to another squat technique using a barbell.

Equipment Required: a pair of dumbbells


  1. Stand with a dumbbell in each hand, with your feet flat on the floor and about shoulder width apart. Toes should be slightly turned out.
  2. Slowly descend until the upper legs are parallel to the floor. Your movement should be backward and down as if you were sitting into a chair.
  3. Push back up to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of repititions.
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