07/20/2012 02:58 pm ET Updated Jul 20, 2012

Split Squat -- Dumbbells

Hold a pair of dumbbells at arm's length next to your sides, your palms facing each other.

Stand in a split stance by placing one foot flat in front of you and the other foot behind you on your toes.


Keep your chest tall and back heel off the ground, while lunging slightly forward and dropping your back knee toward the ground. Do not let the back knee hit the ground.


To return to the start, drive through the front foot. Keep your glutes engaged and chest up at all times.

Complete given reps for each leg, and then switch sides.