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Movement Monday: Dumbbell Squat w/ Reverse Lunge

Hey everybody, it’s Dominic here, bringing you another Movement of the Week.

This week, I’m going to be showing you a combination move: a squat with a reverse lunge. I love combo moves because if you’re short on time (which one of us isn’t?) you get a much bigger bang for your buck in a short amount of time.

As long as you have a set of dumbbells, you can do this move anywhere.


Squat w/ Reverse Lunge: The Basics

Start with your feet hip-width apart in your normal squat stance. Keep the dumbbells in front of you and between your knees as you squat. Come up, then go immediately into a reverse lunge, holding the weights at your sides.

You can either do all of your reps on one side and then switch to the other leg, or you can alternate legs on your reverse squat.


Keep Moving!

Overall, this is a really great move to fatigue your muscles and build strength in your entire body. If you keep up the pace, you can also get some good cardio in as well.

Make this one a part of your regular workout rotation and see how it improves your strength and range of motion.