The alternating dumbbell lunge with reach increases mobility and strength throughout the entire body. This exercise specifically targets the legs while also activating the core and shoulders.
Step by step instructions
Hold the ends of a dumbbell with both hands at your chest.
Push your chest out and take a large step forward with one leg, lowering your rear knee towards the ground while keeping your front shin as vertical as possible.
While keeping your chest up, reach forward with the dumbbell, making sure not to round your lower back. Push yourself back to the starting position.
Mistakes and Tips
- Be sure to keep your front shin vertical.
- Drive through the heels instead of through the toes.
- Do not allow the torso to rotate. Keep your chest square to the wall in front of you.