Monday, January 17, 2011

How To Do Dumbbell Lunges

Powerful Legs Help Develop The Chest



Some people spend all their time lifting weights to build up their upper body while neglecting their legs. The end result is a disproportionate physique - huge upper body with tiny chicken legs. If you want to avoid this, you must learn leg strengthen exercises. So from now on, in addition to chest workout tips, I'm going to talk about exercises for the lower body. And the first of these blog posts is a discussion of the dumbbell lunge.

Benefits of the Dumbbell Lunge

There are many benefits to the dumbbell lunge including:

  • strong glutes
  • strong thighs
  • strong calves
  • stimulates release of growth hormones
This is a must learn exercise for anyone who wants a full body workout.

How To Do Dumbbell Lunges

You'll need a pair of dumbbells and an area where you can exercise. Take a dumbbell in each hand. Stand up straight. Now lunge forward with your right leg, make sure it is bent at a ninety degree angle. Your left leg will now be positioned behind you, bent to the same degree. Place the weight on the ball of your left foot. Keep your core tight and your back straight. There should be a distance of two - three feet separating both feet.  Now stand up. Lunge forward with your left leg now, making sure that you bend it at a ninety degree angle. Repeat again with the right leg. After you've covered some distance, turn around and head back. Repeat this for five sets, stop and go again. I'd recognize performing ten sets of this exercise. If you don't have much room in which to maneuver, then lunge in place. In this case, lunge forward with your right leg then stand up and repeat with the left leg. You're essentially walking in place when you're doing it this way.

The dumbbells help create resistance for this exercise which will help you develop strength much faster than you would without them. Use as much weight as you can handle while still maintaining good posture. Lunges are not a substitute for the squat, but they're a good leg exercise in their own right. And with the legs becoming stronger it naturally increases production of growth hormone which will help build the upper body including your chest.

Do you want to get in shape? Then don't sit around dreaming about developing a great chest, get off the computer, take what you're learning on this blog and workout! Get to it.

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