Add intensity to that reverse lunge! Performing an exercise once a week or here and there just isn’t going to cut it. There are key movements that we need to perform repeatedly to improve and progress. A reverse lunge is a basic fundamental you should be doing regularly in your workouts to develop lower body strength.
Add Intensity to Your Reverse Lunge
Build Your Moves
I’ve got news for you. We cannot perform an exercise one time in one workout and get any true benefit. There are certain core movements we need to leverage to improve our overall strength. That means getting after it with different weights and angle changes. Small things that can have a huge impact. I like that I get better with each repetition. I like that I can vary my weights or even where my hands are positioned to build upon that move. I like when Scott sees me performing the exercise and nods with approval. Why? Progress means I am doing it better than last time. That means I am getting more benefit out of that exercise. Progress is exciting.
Reverse lunges are an essential exercise. I perform them every time I workout. I know you might be thinking that could be really boring. But it’s not! Through repetition of the exercise I am getting stronger and more confident. Stronger means I am progressing and maximizing the benefit that exercise can provide me.
Reverse lunges once a month? Yeah, you’re not going to be so awesome at them. It’s just the truth. For some reason, we have this desire to chase after a new exercise all the time. Whether it promises to be exciting or we just think it’s the magic pill. Even when I mix things up my staple movements are always part of my workout. Consistency is a big part of the equation when it comes to physical gains.
Here is a You Tube video of me performing a basic reverse lunge with all the form cues provided by me as you go through the exercise. If you play this video it’s like I’m right there doing it with you! Or rather you are doing it, and I’m your trainer watching out over you. Watch this video a few times and you’ll see that you get more out of it each time.
For this reverse lunge you are incorporating very small changes that will add the intensity and also make it more fun. This is the variety we want!
- Over the Shoulder
- 2 Dumbbells
- Goblet Position
- Uneven Loading
I know training can seem very overwhelming! There is so much information out there it can be hard to make sense of it. I started at absolute zero. I am now totally confident in how I structure my workouts to see maximum results.
Add this reverse lunge and these variations in your workouts this week! We may start in different places, but we are working on our progress together. Check back next week for your next move. We are going to build from the ground up!
How About You?
- Reverse lunges – love ’em or hate ’em?
- Do you struggle with how to progress exercises?
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