Hamstring Exercises

Walking Lunges

A walking lunge gives you the benefit of lunges plus core muscle training from the constant motion.

Walking Lunges - Step 1 Walking Lunges - Step 2


  1. Start by either placing a barbell across your upper back or by grasping a dumbbell in each hand.
  2. Stand with your feet about 8 inches apart, toes facing forward.
  3. Take a lunge forward keeping your abs drawn in and your upper body straight.
  4. Slowly lower one knee down as if kneeling while keeping your other knee bent at a 90 degree angle, do not let your knee touch the ground.
  5. Lower your body to just above the floor and hold for a moment before pushing off with the back foot.
  6. Step through and repeat the exercise with the other leg.
  7. TIPS
  8. Practice the walking lunge without any weights until you are comfortable with the movements.

Walking Lunges - Muscles Worked

Primary Muscle: Hamstrings
Secondary Muscle: Calves, Quads, Glutes
Equipment Type: Dumbbell

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