The squat may be one of the most effective moves in your exercise arsenal. It works nearly every muscle in your body -- including your core -- and burns a ton of calories. But if you want to make it more challenging instantly, then go with a one-sided approach. "Holding a single heavy dumbbell on one side of your body -- as you do with the offset dumbbell squat -- increases the demand on your middle," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of 10-Minute Torchers. "As the weight pulls you to the side, your opposite obliques have to fight to keep your torso upright." Plus, holding the weight in the rack position -- with the weight by your shoulder and your palm facing you -- taxes your shoulders, biceps, and grip, too.

Watch the video below to learn how to perform the offset dumbbell squat with perfect form.

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