Dumbbell Overhead Squat

Dumbbell Overhead Squat


This exercise involves holding a dumbbell overhead while performing a squat. It targets the legs, core, and shoulders, and can improve overall strength and stability. It requires proper form and control to avoid injury.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Dumbbell Overhead Squat Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand.
  2. Extend your arms straight up above your head, keeping your palms facing forward.
  3. Lower your body down into a squat position, keeping your back straight and your knees behind your toes.
  4. As you squat down, keep your arms extended above your head and your palms facing forward.
  5. Pause for a moment at the bottom of the squat, then slowly stand back up to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Dumbbell Overhead Squat Form & Visual

Dumbbell Overhead Squat

Dumbbell Overhead Squat Benefits

  • Improves overall strength and stability in the lower body
  • Targets the quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, and core muscles
  • Increases shoulder mobility and stability
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals

Dumbbell Overhead Squat Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Core
  • Shoulders
  • Triceps

Dumbbell Overhead Squat Variations & Alternatives