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
Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Hold a dumbbell in each hand over your head.
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
- Don't allow the dumbbells to sway in front of or behind your head.
- Don't excessively arch your lower back.
- Keep your chest upright as you lunge and don't round your upper back. If you do, the weights are too heavy.