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Dumbbell Side Lunges

Exercise Tips

  • Do not extend your knee past your toes
  • Keep your back straight and do not bend forward too much

Dumbbell Side Lunges

This exercise targets your quadriceps and provides a moderate to high cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Quadriceps (Quads)


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit

Moderate to High

Muscle Group: Quadriceps (Quads)

Equipment: Dumbbells

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Moderate to High

Exercise Category: Quads

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a dumbbell in each hand with an overhand grip, resting them on your upper thigh near your hips. Your elbows should be slightly bent and close to your body.

  1. 1 Slowly lunge about two feet to one side, bending your knee but keeping your body facing forward and holding the weights in the same position. Keep your other leg straight and foot planted.
  2. 2 Slowly return back to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, then switch legs and repeat motions.