Dumbbell Single Leg Squat

Dumbbell Single Leg Squat


This exercise involves holding a dumbbell in one hand while standing on one leg and squatting down as low as possible before standing back up. It helps to improve balance, stability, and leg strength.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Dumbbell Single Leg Squat Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in your right hand.
  2. Lift your left foot off the ground and extend it forward.
  3. Bend your right knee and lower your body into a squat position, keeping your back straight and your chest up.
  4. Pause for a moment at the bottom of the squat, then push through your right foot to return to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions, then switch sides and repeat with the dumbbell in your left hand.

Dumbbell Single Leg Squat Form & Visual

Dumbbell Single Leg Squat

Dumbbell Single Leg Squat Benefits

  • Strengthens the legs, particularly the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Engages the core muscles for added stability and strength
  • Can be done with minimal equipment, making it a convenient exercise to do at home or while traveling
  • Targets each leg individually, helping to correct any muscle imbalances or weaknesses

Dumbbell Single Leg Squat Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Core

Dumbbell Single Leg Squat Variations & Alternatives