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Dumbbell Backwards Lunge - Short

Description

Preparation

  • Grasp a pair of dumbbells allowing them to hand at your side
  • Staring at a fixed point may improve balance during the exercise
  • Your feet should be no more than shoulder width apart

Action

  • Take a stride short backwards, landing on the forefoot.
  • Bend the back knee and extend hip.
  • Carefully lower the rear knee almost to the floor
  • A short lunge will emphasis the quadracepts, however the front knee should not be forward of toes
  • A long lunge will emphasis the gluteus-maximus however. Returning to standing may be harder

Return

  • Push back hard with the back leg, extending the knee then flexing hip
  • Keep the torso vertical throughout the whole exercise
Type: Strength
Duration: seconds per repitition
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