Squat Dumbbell Press
The Benefit: First, you’re adding weight to your squat, just by holding dumbbells. Then you’re using those dumbbells to build shoulder, back, and arm strength at the end of the move. Plus, your core has to help stabilize you as you move between the squats and the press, which makes it a total-body exercise. This is a favorite of CRUNCH trainer Faron Salisbury.
How to Do It: Hold a dumbbell in each hand. With your hands down by your sides, lower into a squat, being careful to sit back and keep your knees behind your toes. Pause at the bottom of the squat, then lift up. As soon as you’re standing upright, begin your shoulder press by driving your arms over your head. Lower your arms and repeat.