Dumbbell lunge press with forward reach

STRENGTH

Preparation:

  1. Feet facing straight ahead.
  2. Hands are by the shoulders in the starting position of an overhead press.
  3. Hands begin in a “palms up” position.

 

How to Do:

  1. Step out with the right leg.
  2. Lunge forward with the front leg allowing the trailing leg to bend slightly.
  3. Keep the front knee aligned over the front ankle.
  4. Reach down to either side of the lead foot while descending, maintaining integrity of the spine.
  5. Push off the front leg and push back to the starting position while pressing the dumbbells overhead.
  6. Lower the dumbbells to their starting position. 
  7. Repeat the entire movement with the opposite leg.

 

Progressions: Alternating legs, to stabilizing on one leg when returning to the starting position, to alternating pressing arms, to pressing with one arm.

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