Barbell forward lunge

The barbell forward lunge is a popular lower-body exercise targeting the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. Using a barbell allows you to overload the exercise beyond body weight and perform the movement in strength or muscle-focused rep ranges. The forward lunge can be performed as part of a barbell complex, in a circuit, or on its own in the lower-body portion of any workout.


  1. Serious challenge to all lower-body muscles
  2. Improves upper-body and core strength through maintaining good posture
  3. Shorter steps will target quads more, larger steps will target glutes more

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