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Dumbbell Split Squat

Exercise Profile

Body PartQuadriceps, Thighs
Primary MusclesGluteus Maximus, Quadriceps
Secondary MusclesAdductor Magnus, Soleus
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Introduction to the Dumbbell Split Squat

The Dumbbell Split Squat is a strength-building exercise that primarily targets the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings, but also engages the core and improves balance. It is suitable for individuals of all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced athletes, as it can be easily modified to match one's ability. People would want to incorporate this exercise into their routine as it not only enhances lower body strength and stability, but also promotes better body alignment and symmetry, which can improve overall athletic performance and daily functional movements.

Performing the Dumbbell Split Squat : A Step-by-Step Tutorial

  • Lower your body by bending your front knee and hip, keeping your torso upright and your back straight, until your back knee is just above the ground.
  • Ensure your front knee is aligned with your ankle and does not extend past your toes to prevent injury.
  • Push through the heel of your front foot to raise your body back to the starting position, keeping your weight evenly distributed between both legs.
  • Repeat the exercise for the desired number of repetitions and then switch legs.

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