Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Place both feet shoulder width apart. You may turn your feet outward slightly if needed. Brace your core and hold. Look forward throughout the set.
Progress: Lower into a squat until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Do not let the knees past the toes and keep the knees aligned with the second toe of each foot. Push through the heels to return to the starting position and then repeat. When lowering into a squat, lower your shoulders and your hips at the same time, rise with the same tempo.
Tips: Deadlift: Dumbbell exercise may be performed with a barbell, weight/plate, medicine ball or against a resistance band.
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(Best Gluts) Butt Blaster Machine #13728
(Best Gluts) Bridge: Upper Back on PHysioball, Dumbbell on Hips #13835
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(Best Gluts) Hip Abduction: Seated, Cybex #2841
(Best Gluts) Clams/Hip External Rotation: Ankle Weight, Quadruped Position #13731
(Best Gluts) Lunge: Curtsy, Reverse #13743
(Best Gluts) Hip Extension: Prone on Inclined Bench #13742
(Best Gluts) Lateral Squat Walks: Superband #13732
(Best Gluts) Kickbacks: Resistance Band, Quadruped Position #13730
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