How to Do Shallow Body Weight Lunge: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

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Muscles Worked in Shallow Body Weight Lunges

Muscles worked in Shallow Body Weight Lunges

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Shallow Body Weight Lunges

  1. Take a big step forward, and lower your body in a lunge position.
  2. Go as deep as your mobility allows, or where you want to reverse the movement.
  3. Lift your body by pressing the front leg away from the ground.
  4. Repeat for reps.


The lunge is a body weight exercise that not only strengthens your leg muscles, but it can also be used to train your balance, coordination and control. You can make the exercise heavier by holding weights in your hands.

Shallow lunges is an easier edition of the body weight lunge. It is a suitable exercise if you can not do lunges with full depth yet, or if you want to restrict the depth due to an injury.

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