Alternating Lateral Squat

Learn how to perform dumbbell alternating lateral squats correctly with instructions and video guide by SHOCK Fitness Trainer, Ashley Steele!

How to Alternating Lateral Squat

Primary Muscles: Legs,  Glutes

Exercise Families: Squat

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Hold a weight in both hands, position the feet just outside of shoulder-width, and angle the feet outward approximately 25 degrees.

  2. Squat back and down to the right, keep the left leg straight, allow the knees to bend naturally, and the trunk to lean forward.

  3. Pause briefly, push through the hips to drive the body to the starting position. Repeat the side squat on the left leg and continue alternating for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  4. Be sure to maintain good posture and keep the knees aligned with the feet as you squat laterally from side-to-side.

  5. You should feel this working the glutes, hips, and thigh muscles. 

Alternative Exercises:

Bodyweight Lateral Squat  Med Ball Lateral Squat

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