Getting Fit From Scratch: The Foundation Workout

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Dumbbell Squat Press

The dumbbell squat press gets your whole body moving. From a starting position — standing, with your dumbbells held up by your shoulders — squat down until the tops of your thighs are parallel to the floor. Thinking about driving your feet through the floor, explode upward. At the top of the position, push your dumbbells over your head, then lower them back to your shoulders for one rep. Here's a tip: Use the momentum of the push from your legs to help your arms lift your weights. You'll be able to put up more weight than you thought.

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