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How to Do a Dumbbell Sumo Squat

This Is the 1 Squat Variation You Need to Grow Your Booty

Squats for the win! This basic move is one of the most effective exercises to target your tush and thighs. If you add weight, it'll maximize the muscle-building, calorie-burning effects. Don't be shy about using heavy weights! You won't bulk up, you'll just lean out faster!

This squat variation known as a sumo squat targets the outer butt and inner thighs. You can use two medium-weight dumbbells (as shown in the photo), or a kettlebell, medicine ball, or barbell works, too.

  • Stand with your feet wide, toes pointing out, holding both dumbbells in front of the chest.
  • Bend your knees, lowering your hips deeply, so your thighs are parallel with the floor. Make sure to keep your weight back in your heels.
  • Rise back up, straightening the legs completely and squeezing the glutes at the top of the movement to get the most from the exercise.
  • This completes one rep.
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