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Dumbbell Lateral Raise Squats

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your back upright, do not bend forward

Dumbbell Lateral Raise Squats

This exercise targets your quadriceps and provides a moderate to high cardio benefit. It also works your hamstrings and shoulders.

Muscle Group

Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings, Shoulders


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit

Moderate to High

Muscle Group: Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings, Shoulders

Equipment: Dumbbells

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Moderate to High

Exercise Category: Legs

Starting Position: Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand with an overhand grip, arms extended straight out to each side at shoulder level. Your palms should be facing the floor.

  1. 1 Exhaling, squat down until your thighs are parallel with the floor. While you do this, bring both arms towards each other, rotating your wrists so your palms are facing each other. At the peak of the movement, your arms will be straight out in front of you, shoulder width apart, also at shoulder level.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return your arms and legs back to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.