Warrior Pose 2 Exercise Guide

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Warrior 2 Pose is a standing strength pose meant to energize the body and mind, increasing concentration and stamina. The posture strengthens the legs as it opens up the chest and hips.

Warrior Pose 2

How to do Warrior Pose 2


Begin in a Left Lunge. Turn your right heel down to the left. Inhale, rise up, and open your arms out. Deepen your breath.


  • For a minor difficulty in the picture, shift the hands and inner elbows against the ceiling.

Exercise Benefits

  • Balance

  • Leg Strength

  • Chest Stretch

Illustrated Guide

Learn how to do warrior pose 2 from this step-by-step illustrations:

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Muscles Worked

The muscles used for warrior pose 2 may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for warrior pose 2 are:

Primary Muscles

  • Abs
  • Calves
  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Splenius

Synergyst Muscles

  • Deltoids
  • Side Deltoids
  • Transverse Abs

Frequently Asked Questions

What muscles does Warrior Pose 2 work?
Warrior Pose 2 works abs, calves, quadriceps, glutes, splenius.
What is Warrior Pose 2 good for?
Warrior Pose 2 is beneficial for conditioning, for stretching and to strengthen. It works the best for buttocks, core, hips, legs, lower body, lower legs, neck, upper body, upper legs and waist, as it works abs, calves, quadriceps, glutes, splenius. Warrior Pose 2 is a great bodyweight exercise for men, men over 50, women and women over 50.
Is Warrior Pose 2 a good exercise?
Warrior Pose 2 is a popular bodyweight exercise for abs, calves, quadriceps, glutes, splenius.

Training, Progressions and Regressions

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Warrior Pose 2 Training and Progressions

Standards and Averages

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Warrior Pose 2 Standards and Averages


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Warrior Pose 2 Alternatives


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Warrior Pose 2 Variations

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Muscles Worked

Target muscle(s) Abs, Calves, Quadriceps, Glutes, Splenius
Synergyst muscle(s) Deltoids, Side Deltoids, Transverse Abs

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