How does it work?
This move targets your posterior chain, engages core, so you'll build strength and stability there, too.
How to do it?
- Stand with feet about hip-width apart, toes facing forward and dumbbells facing your thighs inward.
- Slightly bend at knees, shifting your hips back and lower the dumbbells toward the floor.
- Maintain a neutral spine while lowering the weight just until you feel a good stretch in your hamstrings. Come back up to standing, making sure to contract those glutes and hamstrings on the way up.
- Keep the dumbbell glues to your calves. Breathe in on the way down and out on the way up. Keep your back straight throughout the exercise.
How many sets?
3-4 sets of 20 repetitions with 30-45 seconds’ rest between each set.