How To Do Dumbbell Sumo Squat
See below instructions, workout and video demonstration on how to do the dumbbell sumo squat.
What Is A Regular Squat
When performing a regular squat stand up straight keeping your head facing forward and eyes straight ahead, and place your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
Roll your shoulders back, straighten your back and extend yours arms straight ahead until they’re parallel with the ground to help maintain balance.
Inhale and bend your knees, bringing the hips backwards as if you were sitting back into a chair.
Keep bringing the hips backwards until your thighs are parallel to the floor. At the bottom of the squat, the knees should be directly over your toes. Keep your feet anchored firmly to the ground throughout the movement.
As you return to the standing position, exhale, engage your core and press through the heels.
What Is A Sumo Squat (aka Plie Squat)
A sumo squat (aka plie squat) has a slight variation compared to the regular squat.
Stand with your feet significantly wider than shoulder-width apart and toes turned out at an angle of 45 degrees. While holding a dumbbell place it between your legs. Keep your head up with eyes straight ahead.
Inhale, bend your knees and push your hips back while keeping the chest up, abs tight and back straight. Once your thighs are parallel to the floor, exhale and push your body back up through the heels, keeping your heels in contact with the floor. Keep your whole back perfectly straight throughout the entire movement.
What Muscles Does The Sumo Squat Work On
Shoulders, arms and core are utilized to perform the exercise properly. It also strengthens the ligaments, bones and tendons.
What Are The Benefits Of Doing Squats
Squats can actually help improve your upper and lower body strength.