- Abs and Core
- Hips & Buttocks
- Leg strength
- Glute strength
The stationary or static barbell lunge is a great beginner exercise for developing strong, legs and glutes. The static barbell lunge can be performed at home or in the gym with limited space and equipment. It’s recommended that the static lunge be performed after a strong strength base has been built with squats or leg presses. The static barbell lunge is ideal for anyone looking to get a great lower-body workout.
- With the barbell on your upper back, stand with your feet split forward and backward, about 18-24 inches apart.
- Bend your legs and descend onto the front leg, allowing the back knee to come close to the ground.
- Keep the weight on the front heel and maintain a straight torso.
- Extend your legs and return to the standing split position.
- The heel of the front foot coming off the ground
- Rounding the back
- Leaning the torso forward