10/08/2012 01:40 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Lateral Squat -- Dumbbells


Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand tall with your feet about twice shoulder width apart. Hold the dumbbells slightly in front of your body with your arms straight and palms facing each other.

Keeping your left leg straight, push your hips back and down to the right, bending your right knee, keeping your weight on your right heel. Your feet should remain flat on the floor and both facing forward.

As you descend into the lateral squat let the dumbbells travel with you, keeping them close to your body and under your shoulders. At the bottom of the lateral squat there should be a dumbbell on either side of the working leg.

Pause for a second, and then return to the starting position by pushing through your right foot while keeping your chest up.

Complete all the repetitions on one side before switching.