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Dumbbell Squat to Press

Posted by Katie Frissell on Apr 29, 2019 10:07:56 AM
Katie Frissell

Limited on space and want to work multiple muscles groups.  Trying adding shoulder presses to your dumbbell squats.  

This is an easy way to add some shoulder work to your leg days.  Check out the video and instructions below for details on proper form. 



  1. Begin in a standing position with a dumbbell in each hand. 
  2. Initiate the movement with a squat, flexing the knees and hips to lower your body. Descend as far as flexibility allows, maintaining good posture in the spine, hips, and knees 
  3. Pause for a brief momentat the bottom of the squat before returning to a standing position by extending the hips and knees  
  4. After fully rising to a standing position, press the weights overhead by extending the elbows and flexing at the shoulder 
  5. Return the weights to the shoulders before repeating the entire movement for additional repetitions 
  6. Complete three to four sets of 10-15 repetitions 

Muscles Worked

  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Quads
  • Deltoids
  • Traps
  • Triceps

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