BB Walking Lunge

The Barbell Walking Lunge is a dynamic exercise that targets the lower body, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. It also engages the core muscles for stability and balance. This exercise is performed by walking forward with a barbell across your shoulders while lunging.

Here's how to perform the BB Walking Lunge:

  1. Begin by standing with your feet hip-width apart and the barbell resting on your upper back across your shoulders. Ensure you have a comfortable grip on the barbell with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
  2. Take a step forward with your right leg, extending it out in front of you. Your step should be long enough so that when you lunge, your right knee forms a 90-degree angle.
  3. As you step forward, lower your body by bending both knees, keeping your back straight and your core engaged. Lower yourself until your back knee is just above or lightly touching the ground.
  4. Push through your front heel and engage your leg muscles to rise back up to a standing position.
  5. Now, take a step forward with your left leg, repeating the same movement. Continue alternating legs as you walk forward, performing lunges with each step.
  6. Maintain an upright posture throughout the exercise, with your chest lifted and shoulders back.
  7. Continue the walking lunges for the desired distance or number of repetitions.

Tips for performing the BB Walking Lunge:

  • Start with a light weight or even just the barbell to ensure proper form and balance before adding additional weight.
  • Keep your core engaged and maintain a straight back throughout the movement.
  • Take long enough steps to ensure your knees form a 90-degree angle when lunging.
  • Keep your front knee aligned with your ankle and avoid allowing it to extend beyond your toes.
  • As you lunge, focus on driving through your front heel to engage the working leg muscles.
  • Keep your upper body stable and avoid excessive leaning or twisting.
  • Maintain a controlled pace and avoid rushing through the lunges.
  • If you have any knee or joint issues, be cautious and use a shorter range of motion that feels comfortable for you.
  • If you're new to this exercise or have any concerns about your technique, consider seeking guidance from a qualified fitness professional
  • Listen to your body and stop immediately if you experience any pain or discomfort.