Barbell Lunge

Free Weights / Total Body / Intermediate

1 ratings

Equipment Needed

  • Barbell

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 54 lb
    average weight
  • 120 lb
    best weight
  • 20
    times logged
  • #114
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Barbell Lunge Weight

  • 68 lb
    average weight
  • 120 lb
    best weight
  • 13
    times logged
  • #107
    popularity rank

Average Male Barbell Lunge Weight

  • 32 lb
    average weight
  • 55 lb
    best weight
  • 3
    times logged
  • #278
    popularity rank

Average Female Barbell Lunge Weight

How to do the Barbell Lunge:

Muscles Worked

Details

The barbell lunge is a free weights 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 barbell lunge is a free weights 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 barbell lunge equipment that you really need is the following: barbell. There are however many different barbell lunge variations that you can try out that may require different types of barbell lunge equipment or may even require no equipment at all.

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

Tips

  1. Keep head up and back straight throughout the exercise (do not round back).
  2. Keep knees in to prevent knees from wobbling laterally side to side and putting stress on the knees.
  3. Keep step distance the same from one leg to the other.

Variations

  1. Use dumbbells instead of a barbell.
  2. Use a medicine ball instead of a barbell.
  3. Use kettlebells instead of a barbell.
  4. Add chains to the barbell.

Types

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

1 Review

  • TylerS
    over 6 years ago
    #

    This is great for improving your stability and balance! You will really notice your weaker areas. Make sure to try it with an empty bar for a few reps first to get used to the motion.

Equipment Needed

  • Barbell

Tips

  1. Keep head up and back straight throughout the exercise (do not round back).
  2. Keep knees in to prevent knees from wobbling laterally side to side and putting stress on the knees.
  3. Keep step distance the same from one leg to the other.

Variations

  1. Use dumbbells instead of a barbell.
  2. Use a medicine ball instead of a barbell.
  3. Use kettlebells instead of a barbell.
  4. Add chains to the barbell.

Types

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