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Wide-Stance Dumbbell Squat

Wide-Stance Dumbbell Squat

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Muscle Groups
  • Abs and Core
  • Hips & Buttocks
  • Legs
  • Legs strength
  • Glute strength
  • Hip strength
  • Trunk strength


The wide stance dumbbell squat strengthens and defines the legs and inner thighs. The dumbbells reduce loading on the spine and therefore make a good alternative to back squats. Dumbbell squats can be performed at home or in the gym. Include this exercise on your lower-body workout day.


  • With your feet placed outside of hip width (wide), hold a pair of dumbbells in your hands.
  • Slowly descend by bending your hips and knees.
  • Keep your back straight and your chest up, and maintain the weight on your heels.
  • Keeping the knees in line with the angle of the feet, return to the top.


  • Rounding the back
  • Buckling the knees inward
  • Tilting the ankles inward