Start with one leg forward and one leg back (this is called a split stance) and hold a dumbbell in each hand and keep your arms at your sides. Maintain good posture with your upper body and stay as upright as possible while using your legs to raise and lower your body.
Focus on preventing yourself from lunging forward when you lower your body towards the ground. At the bottom of the movement, your front knee should form a right angle and your back knee should have a significant amount of bend as well. Try to support your weight evenly between your front and back legs. Perform up to 15 reps on each leg and breathe out when rising up.