If fitness is on the top of your Resolutions list, then we’ve got the perfect activity for you to add to your legs exercise routine. Get strong, toned legs with the dumbbell front squat. No matter what your fitness goals, strong legs are essential to a healthy life. Studies have even shown that those who have stronger legs have a longer life expectancy compared to those who are weaker and do not exercise their lower body. That’s because strong lower limbs mean better function when it comes to walking, stabilizing and preventing bad falls.
The dumbbell front squat targets the glutes, quads, hamstrings and core, so you get all the benefits of lower body functional strength, including abs.
To start, stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold the dumbbells as they rest on your shoulders. To begin the squat portion of the exercise, push your hips back and squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Keep your chest up, shoulders back and elbows high on the squat. Make sure you sit on your heels, not your toes, in the squat. Hold that position for 3 seconds, then stand back up tall. Repeat for three sets of 8. Increase the weight after a few weeks of consistent exercise.