Lunges are just great – pretty much anyone can do them, they’re easily scalable. They’re demanding, involving many and some large muscle groups (and have minimal risk for injury).
- Three possible positions for the dumbbells – overhead (one or two arms), at the shoulder, or held down at the side/hip as demonstrated here by Dr. Stephen (these are heavy dumbbells).
- It’s important to NOT step forward too far – i.e.do not extend your knee too far forward – stop when your knee is over your ankle or slightly past, and then keeping your chest upright, lower down from your back leg.
- Great for part of a Tabata workout such as doing these as part of doing 4-5 Tabata cycles (for example: one four-minute Tabata each for Dumbbell Lunges, Mountain Climbers, Shoulder Press, and Sit-Ups)