Upper Legs Exercise Database -> Barbell Lunge

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Barbell Lunge

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Barbell Lunge

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Upper Legs

Detailed Muscle Group : Hamstrings

Other Muscle Groups : Lower Legs , Glutes

Type : Strength

Mechanics : Compound

Equipment : Barbell

Difficulty : Intermediate

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Targeted Muscle Group

Upper Legs

How To Perform Exercise

The barbell lunge exercise is a classic leg and lower body exercise that helps strengthen leg muscles and build overall strength.

Steps :

1.) Start off by placing a weighted barbell across your upper back, using a slightly wider shoulder-width grip, keeping your feet about 8 inches apart and toes facing forward.

2.) Once in position, take a step forward (about 2 to 3 feet), making sure that you keep your abs tight and your upper body straight, and lower your back knee towards the floor as if you were kneeling.

3.) As you continue down towards the floor, keep your other knee bent at a 90 degree angle while making sure that your back knee does not touch the ground.

4.) Once in the final position and you feel a stretch in your muscles, hold for a count then return back to the starting position.

Tips :

1.) Do not put the pressure of your body on your knee during this exercise.

2.) The knee you are leaning forward on should not move beyond the toe of this foot.