Weighted Cossack Squats

Weighted Cossack Squats


This exercise involves holding a weight while performing a cossack squat, which involves stepping to the side and lowering into a squat position. It targets the legs, glutes, and core muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Weighted Cossack Squats Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand.
  2. Step your right foot back and to the left, crossing behind your left leg.
  3. Bend your left knee and lower your body until your left thigh is parallel to the ground.
  4. Push through your left heel to stand back up, keeping your right foot off the ground.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of reps, then switch sides.

Weighted Cossack Squats Form & Visual

Weighted Cossack Squats

Weighted Cossack Squats Benefits

  • Strengthens the core muscles
  • Improves stability and balance
  • Targets the lower back muscles
  • Increases overall body strength
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels
  • Helps prevent lower back pain and injury

Weighted Cossack Squats Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Adductors
  • Abductors
  • Calves
  • Core muscles for stability

Weighted Cossack Squats Variations & Alternatives