Overhead Dumbbell Lunge

The overhead dumbbell lunge increase strength and stability in the shoulder, core, and lower body region. It's a functional, full body exercise that will help in all areas of physical performance.

Step by step instructions

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Exercise Steps 1


Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Hold a dumbbell in each hand over your head.

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Exercise Steps 2


Take a large step forward. Bend both knees to 90 degrees as you descend into a lunge, keeping the weights above your head. Brace your abs, keep your balance, and return to the starting position.

Mistakes and Tips

  1. Don't allow the dumbbells to sway in front of or behind your head.
  2. Don't excessively arch your lower back.
  3. Keep your chest upright as you lunge and don't round your upper back. If you do, the weights are too heavy.

Advanced Variations