Rear Lunge with Weighted Bar Front of Shoulders

by Keli Roberts

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This lower body exercise progression utilizes a weighted bar. If you don't have one, you could try a dowel or even a broom. Start by holding the bar at your chest. Take a big step back, sink down lunging, and then step back up. Make sure you do this on both sides. As a progression, bring the core into the picture by adding rotation. Lunge back, rotate the bar across the leg and then come back up to stance. Our third and final progression utilizes balance, so come back into that lunge, then come up and balance into a stork stance. That's our lunging exercise progression for the lower body.

About the Presenter

Keli Roberts

Keli Roberts IDEA Author/Presenter

Keli Roberts is a specialized tier-three personal trainer at Equinox in Pasadena, California. She is a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and Glidingn, a Kettlebell® Concepts-sponsored athlete and is on the BOSU® development team. Keli is also known for her award-winning videos, books and training seminars. She is a spokesperson for ACE, a 2007 inductee to the National Fitness Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award.