Every month we teach you how to master an important exercise move. This month, we look at the quad-strengthening dumbbell forward lunge.
Dumbbell forward lunge
This move is great for building stronger and bigger legs. It should also help stabilise your body making your workouts more effective and safer. There are huge muscles in your legs that often get neglected in strength training. but activating these muscles will help boost testosterone and increase your overall muscle mass. Building leg strength is a great way to increase your overall strength.
Muscles worked: quads, glutes
Great for: isolating your quads, building stronger legs, developing stability
- Adopt a neutral stance with a dumbbell in each hand, feet shoulder-width apart (maintain this width throughout – don’t ‘walk the tightrope’).
- Step forward, planting your foot firmly on the ground as you bend both knees, bringing your hips closer to the ground. Your front leg should be bent at 90 degrees, knee no further forward than your toes.
- Push back from the heel of your front foot and repeat with the other leg.