We get it. Getting started in the gym can be intimidating. But with the right set of approachable, muscle-building moves, it doesn't have to be.

Typically a legs routine would include barbell squats, but, for some beginners, picking up the barbell straight off the bat can be a bit much too soon. So we've replaced the traditional barbell squat with a dumbbell squat to slowly progress you into the movement pattern.

This five-move routine will ease your muscles into pushing and growing, while getting you mentally prepared to work your way up to more challenging workouts.