It is well known that lunges are a popular and effective exercise for toning and strengthening the hips, thighs and buttocks, and now you can make combinations with dumbbells to work the upper body at the same time. Any pair of vinyl dumbbells or hex dumbbells will work. Now all you need is the exercises.
You don’t need to learn new upper body exercises to make this an effective workout. Using simple and familiar exercises can be very challenging when added to lunges to make combination exercises. Here are a few for instances….
Lunges with shoulder press, lateral raises, front raises, bicep curls, or 1 arm dumbbell presses are just a few that can be used to make a diverse fitness routine. The key is to do them in unison by performing the upper body exercise while simultaneously lunging forward, so the upward movements of the lunge and the upper body are together.
The benefits of this type of combo exercise include improved coordination, balance, burning more calories, increased heart rate and condensed workout. Since you will work the upper and lower body at the same time, you can cut down on the total number of exercises giving you an effective workout on a short time frame. Combination exercises are beneficial to any program for any goals. Whether you want to improve strength, tone up, lose weight or improve athletic performance, combination lunges will make a great addition to your fitness routine.