#5 Barbell Lunge
The barbell lunge is an extremely effective exercise to train the lower body. It targets the glutes, hamstrings and the quads with tremendous intensity. Moreover, the exercise improves the balance and stabilizes the core.
Step 1: Stand straight and hold the barbell over the upper back region with the palms facing outwards.
Step 2: With a tight chest and a straight torso, take a step forward and lower the other knee. Do not take a large step as it induces unnecessary stress on the knees.
Step 3: Hold for a moment and return to the initial position.
Repeat the exercise for the recommended number of times.
Important tip: Beginners should use a squat rack or take the help of a spotter while performing this exercise.