Dumbbell Lunge

Free Weights / Cardiovascular / Total Body / Beginner

1 ratings

Equipment Needed

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 33.92 lb
    average weight
  • 160.00 lb
    best weight
  • 119
    times logged
  • #73
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Dumbbell Lunge Weight

  • 38.88 lb
    average weight
  • 160.00 lb
    best weight
  • 69
    times logged
  • #77
    popularity rank

Average Male Dumbbell Lunge Weight

  • 22.33 lb
    average weight
  • 50.00 lb
    best weight
  • 32
    times logged
  • #63
    popularity rank

Average Female Dumbbell Lunge Weight

How to do the Dumbbell Lunge:

Muscles Worked

Lower back secondary Glutes secondary Hamstrings secondary Hip flexors secondary Quads primary Muscles diagram

Details

The dumbbell lunge is a free weights, cardiovascular, and total body exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the lower back, glutes, hamstrings, and hip flexors ...more

The dumbbell lunge is a free weights, cardiovascular, and total body exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the lower back, glutes, hamstrings, and hip flexors.

The only dumbbell lunge equipment that you really need is the following: dumbbells. There are however many different dumbbell lunge variations that you can try out that may require different types of dumbbell lunge equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper dumbbell lunge form is easy with the step by step dumbbell lunge instructions, dumbbell lunge tips, and the instructional dumbbell lunge technique video on this page. The dumbbell lunge is a n/a exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the dumbbell lunge video, learn how to do the dumbbell lunge, and then be sure and browse through the dumbbell lunge workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Keep back straight and head up throughout the exercise (do not round back).
  2. Keep dumbbells from swinging.
  3. Keep knees in and avoid lateral knee movement which places undue stress on the knees.

Variations

  1. Use a barbell instead of dumbbells.
  2. Use a medicine ball instead of dumbbells.
  3. use kettlebells instead of dumbbells.

Other Names

  • Dumbbell Forward Lunge

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

1 Review

  • MC24
    5 months ago
    #

    The Dumbbell lunge has got to be one of the most underrated exercises! It not only works your legs but your back too! (as long as you keep proper form in your back and shoulders) Make sure you push up with your front leg and not the one behind you which will force you to engage your quad, hip flexors and glutes. It is also an awesome cardiovascular exercise while still growing those muscles. Try it out and let me know what you think :)

Equipment Needed

Tips

  1. Keep back straight and head up throughout the exercise (do not round back).
  2. Keep dumbbells from swinging.
  3. Keep knees in and avoid lateral knee movement which places undue stress on the knees.

Variations

  1. Use a barbell instead of dumbbells.
  2. Use a medicine ball instead of dumbbells.
  3. use kettlebells instead of dumbbells.

Other Names

  • Dumbbell Forward Lunge

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound