How to do Dumbbell Forward Lunges (Left)

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Difficulty: Medium

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: calves, glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps


Stand with feet at hip width and a dumbbell in each hand, down by your sides. Before you start make sure you have enough clear level floor space in front of you to be able to take a big step forward.

Take a long step forward with your left foot and bend both knees to about 90 degrees to lower down. Keep your shoulders stacked above your hips, so you don’t lean forwards. Keep your heel down on your front foot, drive down into the floor with your front foot to return to standing and repeat with just the left leg for the duration of the exercise.

How to make Dumbbell Forward Lunges (Left) easier

This exercise can be down as a body weight exercise without dumbbells – check out our Forwards Lunges exercise. Also try our Rear Lunges and Dumbbell Reverse Lunges.

How to make Dumbbell Forward Lunges (Left) more challenging

Increase the weight of your dumbbells to make this exercise more challenging. You can also try elevating your front foot on a small step to increase the range of movement, thus making the exercise more challenging with the same weight. Check out our body weight plyometric exercise to called Lunge Jumps.

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