Dumbbell Platform Lunge

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How to do the Dumbbell Platform Lunge:

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Glutes secondary Hamstrings secondary Quads primary Muscles diagram

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The dumbbell platform lunge is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the glutes and hamstrings ...more

The dumbbell platform lunge is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the glutes and hamstrings.

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

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

Tips

  1. Stand tall with back straight and chest out.
  2. When squatting down your back knee should be in line with the rest of your upper body. In other words don't place box too far in front that you have to stretch to reach it.

Variations

  1. Instead of using a box, perform with a stabilizer ball. This will really target those hard to work muscles.
  2. Step forward and hold yourself in the down position for as long as you can. Then push yourself back up.
  3. Substitute a barbell for dumbbells.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

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Tips

  1. Stand tall with back straight and chest out.
  2. When squatting down your back knee should be in line with the rest of your upper body. In other words don't place box too far in front that you have to stretch to reach it.

Variations

  1. Instead of using a box, perform with a stabilizer ball. This will really target those hard to work muscles.
  2. Step forward and hold yourself in the down position for as long as you can. Then push yourself back up.
  3. Substitute a barbell for dumbbells.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound