Dumbbell Rear Lunges

Exercise Tips

  • Keep back straight and upright during exercise
  • Don’t touch your knee to the ground

Dumbbell Rear Lunges

This exercise works the legs by stepping backwards with both legs while holding weights.

Muscle Group

Quads, hamstrings


1 day a week to
3 days a week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Quads, hamstrings

Equipment: Dumbbells

Minimum Frequency: 1 day a week

Maximum Frequency: 3 days a week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Moderate

Exercise Category: Legs

Starting Position:

  1. 1 From a standing position hold two dumbbells down at your sides.
  2. 2 Step back with one foot as far as you can, almost touching your knee to the ground.
  3. 3 Step back up into place.
  4. 4 Repeat with opposite leg.
  5. 5 Repeat until you have finished all repetitions.

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