The moves call for three-, five-, and 10-pound dumbbells, but you can also work with whatever weights you have available. Do this sequence two to three times a week. Start with one set of each move. As you get stronger, do up to four rounds in a circuit. After six weeks you can expect to see improvements in strength, muscle tone, and endurance.
Squats work the glutes, hamstrings, quad, back and core, making it a great total-body exercise. Once you’ve learned the basics of good form (described here), you’ll be ready to move on to these six super-effective squat variations that will do wonders for your strength, flexibility, physique and power.