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Dumbbell Squat with Overhead Press Exercise

Dumbbell Squat with Overhead Press

Starting Position Stand tall with back and legs straight, feet hip-distance apart, toes pointing forward. Hold dumbbells in front of shoulders, elbows bent, palms facing outward.

Action EXHALE: Bend knees and hips to squat down, keeping chest lifted, back straight and knees behind your toes.



INHALE: Straighten legs to starting position.



EXHALE: Press weights overhead in line with shoulders to straighten (but not lock) the arms, palms facing outward.



INHALE: Slowly lower weights back down in front of shoulders to complete one rep.

Special Instructions Keep shoulders relaxed away from your ears on overhead press. Try to avoid leaning forward during squat.

Muscles Worked: Quads, Glutes, Calves, Core, Shoulders

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