How to Do Barbell Walking Lunges: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

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Muscles Worked in Barbell Walking Lunges

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Primary muscles worked:

How to Do Barbell Walking Lunges

  1. Stand with your feet at shoulder-width apart, with a slight bend in the knees. Make sure that your core is engaged.
  2. Step forward with one of your legs, bending both knees at the same time. Stop the movement just before the back knee touches the floor, you should have about a 90-degree angle in both knees.
  3. Drive through your front foot and extend the knee until you get back to a standing position.
  4. Continue by repeating the movement on the other side. 
  5. Repeat for reps.


The lunge is an exercise that not only strengthens your leg muscles, it can also be used to train your balance, coordination, and knee control. An alternative to the walking lunges is to stay in one place, performing all reps for one leg first before switching to the other.

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