Description: The Dumbbell Reverse Lunge is a strength training core stabilization exercise that develops upper and lower arm, leg and thigh strength.
Instructions: Hold the dumbbells at your sides as if you’re going to do a Hammer Curl. As you bend your elbows to begin the exercise, turn the dumbbells upward so that both hands face the ceiling. Slowly step back into a Reverse Lunge as you perform the bicep curl.
Tempo: The model in this video is moving quickly throughout. I recommend that you slow down your movement until you get the hang of it, to avoid loss of balance. Failure isn’t funny, when it comes to working with hand weights.
Caution: This exercise requires the ability to stabilize your body as you step back while moving the dumbbells. If you’re unable to steady your movement, do the modification. Move slowly. This is not a beginner exercise.
Modification: Perform the exercise without the dumbbells. Place your hands on your hips, until you improve your ability to stabilize your body while moving into the Reverse Lunge.
EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider