Dumbbell Lunge Exercise Guide
Dumbbell Lunge is a strength exercise that works your hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes.
Dumbbell Lunge is a great basic move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your buttocks, hips, legs, lower body and upper legs.
It requires dumbbells to do.
How to do Dumbbell Lunge
Stay holding dumbbells clenched on hands.
Lunge forward with first leg. Land on heel, then forefoot. Lower body by flexing knee and hip of front leg until knee of rear leg is almost in contact with floor. Return to original standing position by forcibly extending hip and knee of forward leg. Repeat by alternating lunge with opposite leg.
Keep torso upright during lunge; flexible hip flexors are important. Lead knee should point same direction as foot throughout lunge. A long lunge emphasizes Gluteus Maximus; short lunge emphasizes Quadriceps.
Make sure you descend into the lunge by dropping your hips, rather than jutting the knee forward.
Learn how to do dumbbell lunge from this step-by-step illustrations:
The muscles used for dumbbell lunge may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for dumbbell lunge are:
- Hip Adductors
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|Muscles Worked||Biceps Femoris, Quadriceps, Gluteus, Soleus, Hip Abductors|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Basic, Easy, Moderate|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|
|Target muscle(s)||Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Glutes|
|Synergyst muscle(s)||Soleus, Hip Adductors|