The Squat Shoulder Press with Power Blocks works the quads, glutes, shoulders and core and can also be performed with dumbbells. Begin in a standing position with a power block in each hand. Clean the power blocks to shoulder height utilizing a jumping motion and shoulder rotation. Your palms should be facing each other, and the elbows pointed forward. Look directly forward, keep your chest up, and place your feet about shoulder-width apart. This will be your starting position.
Initiate the movement with a squat, flexing the knees and hips to lower your body. Descend as far as flexibility allows, maintaining good posture in the spine, hips, and knees.
Pause for a brief moment at the bottom of the squat before returning to a standing position by extending the hips and knees.
After fully rising to a standing position, press the weights overhead by extending the elbows and flexing at the shoulder.
Return the weights to the shoulder before repeating the entire movement for additional repetition.