Lunges exercise

Here’s the lunges exercise. If you want to know how to “destroy” your thighs with a barbell, you’ve come to the right place! 🙂 If you also want to know more about other exercises, such as the good mornings exercise, then click on the link! 😉

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Lunges exercise – Starting position

Lunges exercise - Starting position 1
Lunges exercise – Starting position 1

Lunges exercise – Starting position

  • You put the dumbbell on your upper back (upper trapezius muscle)
  • Grasp the dumbbell with an overhand grip (palms facing forward)
  • The handle is slightly wider than shoulder-width
  • Please go into the lunge (front foot entirely on the ground; back foot supports itself with the ball of your foot)
  • Keep your back straight and stable

Lunges exercise - Starting position 2
Lunges exercise – Starting position 2

Lunges exercise – Execution

Lunges exercise - Final position
Lunges exercise – Final position

Lunges exercise – Execution

  • Start with your legs almost fully extended
  • Bend both legs to start the movement
  • Make sure the front knee doesn’t move too far forward (not over the toes) In the lowest position, your back knee almost touches the floor
  • Then reverse the direction and go back to the starting position

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NSCA – National Strength and Conditioning Association (2016). Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training – 3rd Edition. Champaign. Il. Human Kinetics.



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