Dumbbell Diagonal Lunge

The dumbbell diagonal lunge is a single-leg strength exercise that targets the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. The diagonal lunge engages muscle fibers from a slightly different angle.


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    Grab a pair of dumbbells with a neutral grip so that your palms are facing each other. Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Your arms should be hanging straight down by your sides.
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    Take a large step forward diagonally at a 45-degree angle, lowering your rear knee toward the ground while keeping your front shin as vertical as possible. Pause, then push yourself back to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Make sure you descend into the lunge by dropping your hips, rather than jutting the knee forward.
  • Make sure you keep your lead leg's knee aligned over your foot.
  • Do not let the rear leg's foot rotate to the instep.