#2 Dumbbell Reverse Lunge
Reverse lunge is a relatively simple exercise that targets the muscles in the entire lower body. Particularly, the quads, hamstrings and the glutes are activated with improved accuracy.
Step 1: Stand straight with your feet positioned shoulder-width apart. Hold dumbbells in both the arms and place them on the side, parallel to the body.
Step 2: Take a backward step using your left leg such that the left knee touches the floor. Also, ensure that the right thigh is parallel to the floor and makes a 90-degree angle with the lower leg.
Step 3: Pause for a second and return to the initial position. Perform the same motion using the other leg to complete one rep.
Repeat the exercise for the recommended number of times.
Important tip: Beginners must exercise while stepping backwards as an improper motion could unbalance the body.
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