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Exercises by Bodypart for Women

The Squat to Front Press: A Total-Body Tone

Delts, glutes, and thighs - oh my! The squat to front press will tone you up from head to toe.

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Set Up: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold a weight in each hand and raise your arms so that your upper arms are in front of you and parallel to the ground, with your wrists stacked above your elbows and palms facing your body.

Action: Keep your knees aligned over your ankles as you bend your legs to squat, stopping when your thighs are almost parallel to floor [A]. As you extend your legs, press the weights overhead [B].

Tip: Beginners can start with their elbows tucked close to their sides in the starting position, with the dumbbells directly in front of the chest. This will help alleviate some of the upper-body fatigue that may come with holding the weights out in front of the body.