- 02-02-2010, 05:06 PM
I have been working out solid for the past three years. It was not until about 3-4 months ago I incorporated dumbbell lunges with my leg routine. Dumbbell lunges gave my legs more definition, balance and stength.
Today I tried barbell lunges for the first time and all I can say is wow. I have never had to work so hard and sweat so much.
135 x 10
It was tuff to do because I only had so much room and can only lunge 3 reps at a time and I would have to step back and start over. I really wish I had more room and I can lunge across the gym.
Anyway, the point of this thread was to just get feedback and other's opinion on the barbell lunge vs. the dumbbell lunge. And, how much weight is to much weight for barbell lunges? Also I did the right leg as one set and left leg as one set. Not together.
- 02-02-2010, 05:36 PM
Try some reverse lunges from a defecit Also, as long as you can use with weight with proper form there is no such thing as too much weight.
02-02-2010, 05:47 PM
you are able to go heavier with BB lunges. my grip gives out first on DB once i get above 70lbs. and like was stated, there are many variations. there was a good t-nation article on lunges recently.
02-02-2010, 06:27 PM
02-05-2010, 12:45 PM
i try to keep squats as my only leg movement taht will tax my back and i did lunges in this machine where u put the pad against the back of ur leg put ur other foot on the leg and slide back HOLYHELL! it burned for days painful pump... and i hate machines but for this i love it
02-05-2010, 01:02 PM
I did lunges on tuesday and I am still sore. It has been at least one year since I have been this sore.
02-05-2010, 03:57 PM
Once you do barbell lunges you become aware of how much muscle you have to use to stay balanced and move the weight through that range of motion. That's why I think lunges are among the most useful leg exercises, along with Squats, Front Squats, Leg Presses, Hack Squats, Leg Curls and Stiff-Leg Deadlifts... Among others, of course.
02-05-2010, 04:17 PM
When I first started I did them all the time my first couple years. Barbell lunges
They fry every thing lower body like none other.
want a sore ass(pardon the language) do lunges.(want a big ass ass to grass heavy squats type movements)
Now a days I'll do them pre contest as some people say they make the hams and quads the most separated one can not get though any other exercise. do not know if it is true.
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