Barbell Box Lunge

The barbell box lunge is a single-leg strength exercise that targets the quads, hamstrings, and glutes. This exercise also improves core stability.


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    Situate barbell onto upper back with hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Place instep of your one foot on a box positioned two feet behind you. Your back knee should be at a 90-degree angle and your supporting leg should be completely straight.
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    Brace core, exhale and descend hips downward until back knee is approximately 6-8 inches from floor. Keep back straight and do not let your front knee extend past your front toes. Pause then retract back to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Make sure you descend deep enough into the lunge.
  • Do not bend the torso excessively forward.
  • Do not let the front knee cave inward.