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Plie Dumbbell Squat

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Quadriceps
Other Muscles: Abdominals, Calves, Glutes, Hamstrings
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Plie Dumbbell Squat Guide

Main Muscle: Quadriceps

  1. Hold a dumbbell at the base with both hands and stand straight up. Move your legs so that they are wider than shoulder width apart from each other with your knees slightly bent.
  2. Your toes should be facing out. Note: Your arms should be stationary while performing the exercise. This is the starting position.
  3. Slowly bend the knees and lower your legs until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Make sure to inhale as this is the eccentric part of the exercise.
  4. Press mainly with the heel of the foot to bring the body back to the starting position while exhaling.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Caution: Failure to keep your back straight can result in back injury.



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9/10

Jun 14, 2013 2:20 AM: Good



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8/10

Mar 5, 2013 6:12 AM: An intermediate squat between body weight squats and traditional (barbell) squats. I do get odd stares when I do this is the gym though. I'm usually the only female in a gym full of men so I try to avoid this exercise.



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Feb 19, 2013 2:57 PM: Super Mario 2 squats!!!!



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Aug 22, 2012 8:00 PM: sumo squats do it up 1/4 down, up 1/2 down, up full down = 1 rep.
8-10 reps. tell me about it!



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8/10

Jul 16, 2012 9:51 PM: pretty easy



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10/10

Jul 13, 2012 10:10 PM: Great for Martial Arts.



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Feb 14, 2012 2:17 PM: I've done a similar exercise with the kettle bell. Is this the same thing?



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Dec 12, 2011 7:09 AM: Partly easy. First 15kg I was useful.



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7/10

Sep 5, 2011 3:47 PM: Using weights, it works out on the entire region from the lower abs down the front of the legs. The feeling is quite different from ballet plies.



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Exercise Rating
10/10

Mar 9, 2010 7:48 PM: I really like this exercise but I prefer a disc weight with grips. Squat down like in the video but after you stand pull in your core and raise the weight up to face level to give your arms a bit of a workout. make sure to focus on your breathing and to come up with your heels and not your knees or...+See More



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