How to Dumbbell Pulse Squat
Exercise Families: Squat
Trainer: Ashley Steele
Stand holding a pair of weights by your sides and plant both feet on the floor slightly outside of shoulder-width apart. This is your starting position.
Inhale. Looking straight ahead, bend both hips and knees, ensuring that the knees point toward the toes. Continue bending the knees until your upper legs are parallel with the floor, ensuring that your back remains between a 45- to 90-degree angle to your hips.
Exhale. Pulse twice in the down-position and quickly recoil by pushing through the arches of your feet to extend your knees straight and return to the starting position. Repeat the pulse squats for the specified amount of time or repetitions.
You should feel this working the glutes, quads, and hamstring muscles.
If you can't squat until your upper legs are parallel with the floor, squat as low as you can, keeping your chest up and lower back arched.