Exercise of the Week: Dumbbell Backwards LungeExercise of the Week: Dumbbell Backwards LungeYesterday I told you about how many people stop doing ordinary forward lunges because of knee pain… well, many of those people (maybe even you) will happy to hear that there is a different version of the lunge that allows many exercisers the ability to complete a lunge pain free.

It’s called the backwards lunge.

Follow the instructions below and just make sure not to lunge too close to the ground with your back leg when you are first starting out. You’ll want to gauge how flexible your back hip flexor and quad muscles are before you try to get a full range of motion where your back knee almost touches the floor.

Here’s how to complete the dumbbell backwards lunge:

1. Hold 2 dumbbells by your sides or just use your own body weight

2. Stand up straight with both with both feet side by side

3. Slowly step back with one leg landing on the ball of the back foot

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