Dumbbell side lunges are a compound movement that targets most of the upper legs. They put a heavy emphasis on your quads, but also hit the hamstrings, glutes (butt) and hip adductor muscles.
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How to do Dumbbell Side Lunges:
- Select dumbbells and stand with dumbbells in front of your torso, palms facing each other. Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart, shoulders back, and knees slightly bent.
- Staying as upright as possible, take a big step out to either side (foot/toes should point outwards slightly). Drop into a moderately deep squat, keeping your opposing leg straight/unbent.
- Using primarily your heel, push back up and bring your leg back to the starting position, rotating each side/leg.
- Repeat exercise for recommended number of repetitions.
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