This weighted squat variation challenges your quads, hamstrings, and glutes as well as your core, Mike told POPSUGAR. Make sure to keep your chest and elbows high and your core engaged the whole time, said Andrew.
- Rest a dumbbell on either shoulder, keeping your elbows high.
- Push your butt back and down as you slowly lower into a squat. Keep your chest high.
- Lower until your thighs are parallel to the floor, making sure to keep your knees behind your toes.
- Return to standing, leading with your chest and elbows. This completes one rep.