08-26-2004, 03:17 AM #1
Hands-Up if you love barbell lunges!!
I have always been a fan of squats, which are the staple exercise in my leg routine BUT I tried barbell lunges for the first time yesterday and I dont think I have ever been this sore in my life. Great exercise, particularly for sprinters and general explosive power. Just wanted to share.
08-26-2004, 06:35 AM #2Anabolic Member
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I did them Sunday for the first time in awhile. I have been doing db lunges usually. It targets the upper hams & glutes pretty good. You can also you a smith machine if your prone to lower back injuries but they are not quite as effective imo.
08-26-2004, 07:00 AM #3
Lunges.......I love/hate those **** things......but I do them.
08-27-2004, 11:08 AM #4
I do lunges every week on quads day and my legs hate me for it. I can hardly walk up the steps the day after I do them. I also like to do cable lunges, if you have a belt to hook onto those are great.
08-27-2004, 11:55 AM #5
I do them to. I'd like to do them for four sets but after two I cramp up in my traps. So I have to do two sets dumb bell. Hazards of barbell walking lunges at 155 I guess.
08-29-2004, 07:51 PM #6Banned
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Lunges destroy me. My legs really have trouble recovering after lunges so I don't do them as often as I would like to but I think this winter I am really going to hit the wheels with them pretty hard.
08-29-2004, 07:56 PM #7
I do my lunges on a smith machine........God I love my A$$.....lols
08-31-2004, 02:16 AM #8
When I was doing walking lunges twice a week, MY ass was the most powerful in the world!11 LOL
08-31-2004, 06:20 AM #9Originally Posted by 63190
Lunges are the ONE exercise that I do on the Smith. I do lunges with 110 kg (242 lbs) on the bar and I like the stability and the fact that I can go to failure safely. I know my reps are over when I can't stand up.
Lunges make your butt feel like you had a very bad night in prison.
08-31-2004, 09:17 PM #10
I love barbell lunges... and when I did 405 for about 15' ... man the looks I was getting, that PUMPED me up.
08-31-2004, 11:03 PM #11
Ive done lunges in the past, good stuff. Today I did squats, leg curls and standing calf raisers. I could hardly walk from the gym to my girl's dorm.
09-01-2004, 03:19 AM #12Originally Posted by bigol'legs
405!!! You are a freaking monster!
09-01-2004, 06:46 AM #13Originally Posted by znak
Apperantly you're new too the adventures of Big Ol Legs. For giggles ask him for a leg workout........when you can walk to the computer afterwards, the next few days after, you can tell us how good it was.
09-01-2004, 07:34 AM #14
Im still trying to get over your name jugg.. LOL
09-02-2004, 12:01 PM #15Originally Posted by znak
I've done it on a smith machine too. I do like 185lbs(84kg) each leg for like 12-15 reps. I like it cause I can have my trailing leg way out behind me and my other leg way out in front of me. That way, depending on which leg I push off of can hit a different area of the glute. Never come all the way up like this, and it is totally different from a traditional walking lunge.
09-03-2004, 03:14 AM #16Originally Posted by 63190
Agree with you on the targeting on the smith. I do walking lunges with DBs... now see comment about straps.
09-03-2004, 01:15 PM #17
I lost one of my straps. Left it behind at the gym I guess. Of course no one turns it in. Must have thrown it out. Any way, ex-girl friend sees my hands at work and says "You haven't been using gloves at the gym have you?" and touches my caluses. I said "No. Why? Does it look gross?" She says "Let's just say it's not attractive," and I was like WTF? I should have layed into her about how it was not my intention to be attractive to her at all.
Back on topic, I used straps with walking DB lunges too. But walking lunges with a BB is crazy with straps. Any thing happens and I lose the load, I want to be able to get away from the BB not be stuck to it with straps.
09-03-2004, 01:20 PM #18
09-03-2004, 01:43 PM #19Junior Member
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I did dumbell lunges on tuesday for the first time and my ham and glutes are still sore today and I'm going for PR in deadlift today
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