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 quadriceps.

These are the large muscles located at the front of your upper leg.

Other 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.

Additionally 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.
  1. Holding a dumbbell weight in each hand, place your arms by your side or place hands with weights on your hips.
  2. Start by standing with both feet together maintaining a good posture with head up and shoulders back. 
  3. Now stepping back with your right leg on your toe, bend down until the right knee is almost touching the ground.
  4. Return to starting position.
  5. Repeat this on the other leg.
  6. 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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