This exercise is fantastic for helping to hit your quads, hamstrings, and glutes and will certainly give your cardiovascular system a boost.
If you're someone who shuns traditional cardio, try doing a set of walking lunges across the room for your HIIT. It'll be just as effective.
- 1Grab a pair of dumbbells and keep them by your sides
- 2Step with your feet at shoulder width
- 3Keep the torso straight and take a big step forward
- 4Lunge down without bending over
- 5Go back up and immediately take a big step with the opposite leg
- 6Repeat the movement and alternate between legs
Quite simply, you can’t go wrong with dumbbell walking lunges.
If you want mass, this is sure to do it. Be forewarned, this is also going to give you a great cardio workout as well.
You’ll be gasping for air after each set is completed.
As dumbbell walking lunges are typically done as more of an endurance-based exercise, do consider taking your rep range a bit higher on this move.
Aim for 8-10 reps per leg when doing this exercise, totalling 20 sets before resting.
You’ll be hitting just about every single muscle in the lower body – the quads, hamstrings, glutes, and even the calves to some degree.
Make sure that when doing these, you aren’t leaning too far forward but instead, maintain a nice neutral position with your spine.
By leaning backward ever so slightly, you'll place more emphasis on the glute muscles, helping them become more developed.
This leg exercise can be brutally effective and equally as painful if done right, but persist and you will be rewarded.