Dumbbell Split Squat
"For targeting lower body, dumbbell split squats are phenomenal," Bowling told POPSUGAR. He recommends using dumbbells instead of a barbell for safety reasons and to get the most out of the move's muscle-building, fat-burning potential.
- Stand with both feet together. Hold medium dumbbells at your sides.
- Take a step forward with your right foot like you're going into a lunge, allowing your left heel to come off the ground.
- Lower until your back knee almost hits the ground and your knees are both at about 90-degree angles. Keep your torso straight and core pulled in toward your spine.
- Drive through your feet to push back up to standing.
- This counts as one rep.