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Dumbbell Pistol Squat

The Dumbbell Pistol Squat is a tough lower-body workout enhancing your thighs, hips, and buttocks strength. Adding a dumbbell increases intensity and balance challenge, improving overall balance, strength, and hip flexibility.
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Dumbbell Pistol Squat instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand upright holding a dumbbell in one hand by your side, with your feet shoulder-width apart.
2
Lift one foot off the floor, slightly in front of you.
3
Slowly lower your body by bending at your knee on your standing leg, keeping the other leg extended out straight in front of you.
4
Lower your body as far as you comfortably can while keeping your balance. Don't let your knees extend past your foot.
5
Slowly push your body back up to stand. That's one rep. Switch legs and repeat.
Stand upright holding a dumbbell in one hand by your side, with your feet shoulder-width apart.
Lift one foot off the floor, slightly in front of you.
Slowly lower your body by bending at your knee on your standing leg, keeping the other leg extended out straight in front of you.
Lower your body as far as you comfortably can while keeping your balance. Don't let your knees extend past your foot.
Slowly push your body back up to stand. That's one rep. Switch legs and repeat.
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