Hello, it’s a new week which means it’s time for a new Home Exercise of the Week! This time I have a great full body exercise for you called the Reverse Lunge Dumbbell Bicep Curl.
The Reverse Lunge Dumbbell Bicep Curl requires a bit of coordination but with some practice it will get easier. With this exercise you will primarily be working on your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, biceps, and forearms. You will also be working on the stabilizer muscles of your ankles as well as your core when progressing through the movement.
If you don’t have a set of dumbbells that’s okay. You can use any object around the house like soup cans or water bottles. Ideally you would want something a little heavier but if nothing else you will still benefit from the curling motion of the arms.
Here are the key performance points:
- stand tall with shoulders back, chest held high, and a dumbbell in each hand at your side with your palms facing forward
- take a big step back with your right leg and bend at both knees until your legs are at 90 degree angles
- while lunging in to this bottom position you want to curl the weights up at the same time while maintaining that palm forward hand position and squeezing your bicep muscles
- stay as upright as possible throughout the movement and keep your shoulders back and chest held high
- from this bottom lunge position, press through the heel of your left foot to drive yourself back up to the starting position
- on your way back up to the starting position, slowly lower the dumbbells back down to your sides with that same palm forward position
- from this starting position, repeat the movement for your other leg and keep alternating legs until the desired number of reps are complete
So there you have the Reverse Lunge Dumbbell Bicep Curl. As with any full body movement, your heart and lungs will work harder, you will burn more calories, and you will be sweating more. It’s a tough one but the benefits are great!
If you like this exercise please leave a comment below or if you have any questions please ask.
See you next week with another new exercise!