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Barbell Overhead Walking Lunges


How to Do

How to Do Barbell Walking Lunges With Arms Up

The barbell walking lunges with arms up should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the barbell walking lunges with arms up.


Beginning Walking Lunges With Arms Up

1. Begin by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent.

2. As you elevate the weight above your head, take a deep breath in.

3. Keep the weight placed between your shoulder joints and directly overhead.


Walking Lunges With Arms Up Movement

1. Take a comfortable stride forward into a deep lunge position while exhaling.

2. Inhale and take a moment to double-check your form. Your forward knee should be over, not in front of, your forward foot.

3. Exhale as you drive your forward heel into the ground with vigor.

4. As you return to the starting position, take a deep breath.

5. Make ten repetitions. Rep the same amount of reps on the other side with your other leg stepped forward.


Walking Lunges With Arms Up Benefits

Overhead lunges isolate your quads and hamstrings as a stability exercise by keeping your upper body controlled under the weight. The action also requires your core muscles to extend and fully tighten while engaging shoulder stabilizers (particularly the upper and lower trapezius).

Exercise Aliases

Dumbell Overhead Walking, Dumbell Overhead Walking Lunge.

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