This exercise is a a slightly advanced version of a regular squat (which is one of the best exercises ever!).
It's a bit different and will add some extra challenge to your trunk and postural muscles.
As this exercise challenges your balance, please stand in front of a support (eg. chair or kitchen worktop). You might not need it, but it's good to have something to hold onto in case you feel unsteady.
Start with a light weight to practise and get a feel for the exercise. Then build up once you feel confident.
If you don't have dumbbells at home, don't worry, just watch this video we made with ideas for alternatives to dumbbells.
As with all our exercises (and everything you do in fact!), start by standing up tall and keep breathing regularly. It's really easy to hold your breath when you are concentrating but we don't recommend this.
When you do this exercise, try to:
- Look straight ahead and keep your chest open
- Try to resist leaning to the side with the weight
- Keep your feet firm on the ground (don't allow your toes or heels to come off the ground at any point)
- Lower down slowly and in a controlled manner
Let us know how you get on with this exercise!