The Dumbbell Lunge recruits a range of muscle groups all together helping to:
- maximize all round physical fitness
- develop more power, size and strength
- work lots of muscles in unison
The Dumbbell Lunge, similar to most compound movements, enables you to lift a lot of weight when compared with isolation movements. So always make sure:
- You maintain correct form
- Do not attempt excessive weight in order to impress others
- Continue to keep a mental concentration on your glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings throughout the exercise
- End the workout when you become too fatigued to hold good form
I would never tell any individual to lay off the intensity in their efforts to become more powerful. However, as any professional coach will confirm, in order to generate more muscle mass you have to control the weights, not let them control you. If you want to stimulate development not just in your thigh muscles and hamstrings, but everywhere, always keep implementing these type of exercises whenever training your muscles with virtually any weight, be it barbells, dumbbells, exercise devices, or perhaps your own personal body weight
Want powerful glutes, quads and hamstrings similar to Kyoji Horiguchi, Cub Swanson and CB Dollaway? Take advantage of the Dumbbell Lunge and you may!
Getting More Muscle Development
What exactly is a compound movement? To put it simply: Anytime the exercise consists of more than one joint bending, this is a compound exercise. Examples include things like
- Floor Press : Where there is flexion at elbows and delts (and wrists to some degree)
- Tire Flip : flexion in the knee, back and shoulder area.
- One-legged Squat : flexion in the knee, back and shoulder area.
These types of exercises are quite demanding and are subsequently good at triggering a rapid anabolic testosterone release above that which could be expected by an isolation movement, such as the Lying Cable Curl . Because of anabolic hormones discharged in increased quantities when working with compound movements you will find yourself set up to develop muscle.
This is a great free weight exercise which places stress on the legs, butt muscles and hamstrings. It can be used as a good warm up for some of the other lower body lifts or as a stand-alone exercise to enhance quads, butt muscles and hamstrings power and stamina levels. Carry it out in the right way, and your greater strength and size will spur you on.