Dumbbell squat press is a great fat burning exercise for truck drivers. When thinking about it, squat press is actually the perfect total body exercise that doesn’t require a lot of space. The squat movement of this exercise works on leg strengthening while the press movement targets the shoulders. When moving through this exercise, other muscles are also getting used and the core area will be engaged. This form of squat press can be done from one position and the only equipment required is a set of inexpensive dumbbells which can be found here.
What Exercise Equipment Is Needed?
Squat presses require only a pair of dumbbells and you can pick them up here for right around $15-$20. Small dumbbells are perfect because they don’t take up much space in the truck. In the video you’ll see I’m using the vinyl dumbbells. I recommend giving the vinyl version a try because of the durability along with the soft feel. There are a lot of colors to pick from, so have at it!
#HTWorkout Quick Tip
Truck drivers should remember to take some time for warm ups and stretches prior to doing these dumbbell squat press exercises. After sitting for a long day, break out the jump rope or do some jumping jacks first. Also allow for a few minutes to stretch before going right into a workout routine like this one. Your legs will thank you later.
How To Do A Dumbbell Squat Press
1. Hold the weights at shoulders with feet hip width apart
2. Bend knees to lower until thighs are parallel to floor
3. As you begin to stand back up, push the weights up overhead until arms are straight
I recommend shooting for 10-12 reps over a period of 4 sets for a solid total body workout. After giving this exercise a try, you’ll be able to realize some of the benefits a squat press can have for your glutes, quads, calves and also shoulders. This exercise also requires some balance work, so don’t be surprised if it takes some practice before feeling like you’ve got a solid base. Go ahead – pick up a set of dumbbells and give it a try during the next mandatory 30 min break!