Squat front raise with dumbbells



  1. Maintain tall posture throughout the exercise and keep the belly tight by drawing the belly button towards the spine.
  2. Begin with a thorough dynamic warm up before starting this exercise; this engages the sensory system.


How to Do:

  1. This exercise involves performing a squat, and summating the forces into a dumbbell front raise.
  2. Start with light weights (30% of normal front raise weight is recommended) to the side of the body (palms facing in).
  3. Perform dumbbell squat (for description see “squat dumbbell” in the exercise library).
  4. As you ascend from the squat, use that momentum as you perform a dumbbell front raise (for description see “front raise” in the exercise library).
  5. Lowering the dumbbells to the side completes one rep.
  6. Perform desired reps.


Other Notes: TRAINERS: ensure that the client does NOT adduct the knees to accommodate the dumbbells.


Fitness Magazine eHow About Los Angeles Times
2021 © Changing Shape - All rights reserved.