Dumbbell Reverse Lunge
Lower Body Dumbbell Exercises Video Series
The dumbbell reverse lunge is
the first of several fitness videos in the lower body dumbbell
exercises series. This one works several lower body muscles.
The primary muscle targeted with this dumbbell exercise is the
These are the large muscles located at the front of your upper leg.
major muscles that are engaged during this workout include the
hamstrings, gluteus maximus (your buttocks), the adductors (inner
thighs) and the soleus in your calves.
The hamstrings and muscles in your calves act as stabilizers for the
knee joint during this exercise.
the erector spinae and the quadratus lumbordum in the lower back as
well as the gluteus medius and minimus help stabilize posture so are
strengthened as well but to a lessor degree.
This one move will give you a great lower body workout.
Exercise #1 - Dumbbell Reverse Lunge
When doing this exercise,
take the lunge to the point where you feel the strengthening without
putting undue stress on the knees.
Holding a dumbbell weight in each hand, place
your arms by your side or place hands with weights on your hips.
- Start by standing with both feet together maintaining a
good posture with head up and shoulders back.
- Now stepping back with your right leg on your
toe, bend down until the right knee is almost touching the ground.
- Return to starting position.
- Repeat this on the other leg.
- Continue alternating legs and do 10 to 20 reps for each leg.
Tips: Don't lean forward at the hip. When stepping back, don't let the
knee cross the plane of the front toe.
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly.
any additional notes here.
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Dumbbells are a great way to add resistance to your strength training. They come in different weights and types. Learn more about this type of
Resistance bands are another type of equipment you can use to do your
strength training. They are inexpensive and travel easy for when you go out of town.
Be sure to give your body the nutrients it needs after a hard workout.