Plie Dumbbell Squat

The dumbbell plie squat, also known as a sumo squat, is a popular lower-body movement using a single dumbbell held in front of the legs. It is performed with a wider than shoulder-width stance, which increases the demand on the glutes, hamstrings, and adductors while still benefiting the quads, core, and upper body. It is usually performed for moderate to high reps, at least 8-12 reps per set, as part of the lower-body portion of a workout.

Benefits

  1. Great for building the glutes and hamstrings, even with relatively light weights
  2. Encourages mobility and flexibility of the hips and adductors
  3. Encourages squatting with good form and an upright torso
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