Lunges

Learn how to do one of the Most Popular and Best Leg Exercises that Works all the Major Leg Muscles


Welcome to our Lunges main page!

Here we've linked to all of our Leg Exercises that utilize this popular movement to work all your major leg muscles.

Each individual weight training exercises page includes pictures, exercise instructions, and tips on how to get the most out of these and other Leg Exercises so you can immediately add to your Leg Workouts and other weight training programs.

Why Lunges? For starters, it's a Complete Lower Body Exercise

This compound movement primarily targets your quadriceps, but also work your glutes, hamstrings, calves, lower back, and hip abductors in some cases.

As mentioned on our lunges Compound Exercises page, compound exercises such as these burn more calories and trigger the release of more muscle building testosterone than isolation leg exercises like Leg Extensions. Therefore, your Muscle Building Workouts and Fat Loss Workouts should be built around compound exercises.

In addition to being a complete lower body exercise, there are many variations of this weight training exercise, which we've shown below. Variety is important in all Weight Training Programs and Muscle Building Workouts and Fat Loss Workouts, should not remain static over time. Make sure to alternate the Quadriceps Exercises listed below in your workout routines to be most effective.

The Exercises

Exercise
Name
Primary
Muscle(s)
Addl Equipment
Required
Barbell LungesQuads, Calves, Glutes, HamstringsBarbell
Dumbbell Lunge Quads, Calves, Glutes, HamstringsDumbbells, Bench
Reverse Barbell LungeQuads, Calves, Glutes, HamstringsBarbell
Reverse Dumbbell Lunge Quads, Calves, Glutes, HamstringsDumbbells
Side LungeQuads, Calves, Glutes, Hamstrings, Hip AbductorsBarbell
Walking Lunges Quads, Abs, Calves, Glutes, HamstringsDumbbells


Leg Exercises by Primary Muscle Trained

To access more weight lifting exercises sorted by primary muscle trained, head to our Weight Training Exercises main page or link directly to all of our leg exercises.

Our leg exercises are broken down in to the following pages:

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Rather than viewing exercises by primary muscle, check out these other popular Leg Exercises. Each page links to all of the variations of these popular lower body exercises.


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