For a variation you can try a walking lunge. I call them Chuck Berrys (after his Duck Walk). Grab two dumbbells, one in each hand. Get into the same position that you were in when your began the regular lunge. Do the walking lunge where you have plenty of room to walk. Find a starting point and an ending point and begin lunging, one step at a time. Do the same thing as the regular lunge, but walk as you do it. Remember to not let your knees go beyond your toes. You should start with lighter dumbbells and increase to heavier dumbbells later. Increase the distance of your lunges as you increase the weight of the dumbbells. Do one long set.
Was this article helpful?
The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.