dumbbell goblet squats Muscles Worked

Squats are an extremely functional exercise as they teach us to maintain a neutral spine while bending down to pick things up from the legs instead of the back. The dumbbell version allows the weight to be front-loaded for more of a quad focus.

Diagram of primary and secondary muscles worked from Dumbbell goblet squats

Muscles Targeted

Primary Muscles

Quads Glutes Hamstrings

Secondary Muscles

Biceps Abs

How to do Dumbbell goblet squats

Begin standing with the feet hip distance apart or slightly wider. Hold a dumbbell at your chest with both hands so that arms are bent.

Sit the hips down and back as you squat down while driving the knees outward.

Once the hips are below the knees, reverse the motion as you stand back up and straighten the legs.

Repeat for the desired repetitions.


Animation of how to do Dumbbell goblet squats