How To Do Dumbbell Lunges Correctly – Plus Some Helpful Tips
We all know that “one guy” who goes to the gym 5 or 6 days a week sometimes even 7, yet every time you see him in there he’s always working his upper body.
Make no mistake about it, his upper body looks great. He’s big, lean and muscular, but you never see him working his legs. One day the weather may be exceptionally hot and he may walk in wearing shorts rather than jogging bottoms and then you see it, or rather them…chicken legs.
There are so many people that work out in the gym several days a week, yet they never seem to train their legs, which means that their upper bodies become big and muscular, yet their legs stay skinny and scrawny.
Needless to say that these people look ridiculous with huge bodies and skinny legs, which is why it’s so important to make sure that you train your legs regularly.
To really add mass to the legs, dumbbell walking lunges are absolutely perfect and for that reason, here’s a step by step guide.
- Begin by standing upright whilst holding a dumbbell in each hand, which should be down by your side. Make sure the dumbbells aren’t too heavy, but aren’t too light either.
- Next, take a step forward with your right or left leg, that should be around 2 feet in front of the leg that is stationary and then slowly lower your upper torso down, making sure to keep the body upright and maintaining perfect balance as you do so.
- Using the heel of your foot push back upwards and get yourself back into the initial starting position.
- Perform exactly the same movement all over again, only this time complete the movement with the opposite leg, so if you stepped forwards with your left leg for the first rep, the second rep you’ll be stepping forward with your right leg.
- Ensure that you do NOT allow your knee to go forwards over your toes as you come down, as this can put heavy stress upon the knee joints.
- During the entire movement, the dumbbells should remain in your hands, which should be hanging down at your sides.
If you want to see some more leg workouts then check out our leg section on youtube.
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