Dumbbell Lunges


  • Stand with two dumbbells either on your shoulders or hanging down by your sides. Keep feet close together and your back straight.
  • With one leg, step forward, then lower the leg left behind until the knee almost touches the ground, as shown in the picture.
  • Push off the heel of your front leg to return to the starting position.
  • Repeat with the other leg forward.


  • By stepping farther forward you can make the exercise more difficult.
Primary muscles Quads
Secondary muscles Gluteus maximus Hamstrings