Dumbbell iron cross squat

How to do the dumbbell iron cross squat 

The benefits of the dumbbell iron cross squat :

  1. An upper-body element is added to a lower-body exercise.
  2. Squat depth and technique can be improved by holding light dumbbells in front of the body.
  3. This is an excellent full-body activity for circuit training.

The Exercise Tips:

  • Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and a dumbbell in each hand.
  • Raise your arms to your sides, forming the letter “T” with your body and arms. Your arms should be parallel to the floor and perpendicular to either side of your torso. The hands should be pointing forward. This will be your starting point.
  • Squat down gently as you inhale, bending at the knees and holding your back upright as if you were going to sit in a chair. Squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Remember that your knees should never move past your toes.
  • As you squat, put your arms in front of you so that the palms of your hands are facing each other. Tip: This will appear to be a flat bench flye but will be completed standing up. Throughout the exercise, the arms will remain extended and just the shoulder joint will move.
  • Start pressing with the ball of your foot primarily to return to the starting position, while simultaneously moving your arms out away from your sides to create a large “T” as you stand erect. As you complete this exercise, exhale.

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