Dumbbell iron cross squat

The dumbbell iron cross squat is a movement that combines a dumbbell squat with a dumbbell lateral raise. At the bottom of the movement, you hold the dumbbells in front of your body, providing a counterweight that allows you to squat more deeply. Then, at the top, you raise those weights out to the side to target the medial heads of the shoulders. Because the lateral raise is the limiting factor, this movement is usually performed for high reps in an athleticism or fat-loss focused workout.


  1. Adds an upper-body element to a lower-body move
  2. Holding light dumbbells in front of the body improves squat depth and technique
  3. Great full-body movement for circuit training

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