Barbell Crossover Lunge

The barbell crossover lunge is a lunge variation that works the glutes in a different way, while simultaneously challenging the flexibility of the glutes and the IT Band.


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    Place barbell on upper back with hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Position feet shoulder-width apart with chin parallel to ground and brace your core.
  2. Barbell Crossover Lunge
    Exhale and step diagonally back with one leg crossing the mid-line of body. Descend hips to ground until back knee comes approximately one inch from floor. Pause and retract back to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Make sure to descend into the lunge by dropping your hips, rather than jutting the knee forward.
  • Do not choose a weight that is too heavy. Select the right resistance for your skill level.