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    Lunges

    I was wondering how many people do lunges with DBs? I have been using BBs up to this point but after I get a set done my legs are too tired and my arms (being mildly week) can't bring the weight over my body so I have to have someone grab it off my shoulders. This becomes a problem when I have no one at the gym with me, so who uses DBs (at the sides of the chest) and how do you think it compares to the results of BBs?

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    No power or squat racks?

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    You could use DB's and hold them at your side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDhick
    You could use DB's and hold them at your side.
    Do them like this and walking, I like them much better than bb stationary.
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    Yes.


    Dumbbells at your side, reverse walking lunges.
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    I think if I was to use DB then I would still stay stationary. Just take one step forward and back. I don't like walking around the place. Is this really better than BBs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilsterT
    I think if I was to use DB then I would still stay stationary. Just take one step forward and back. I don't like walking around the place. Is this really better than BBs?
    Trying walking just once, then form your own opinion. You will come to the right conclusion. BB VS DB isnt going to make much of a difference, just more convenient to hold.
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    I also do em with DB at my side. One step forward then back.

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    How many steps should I be taking around the room? As I'm starting a new rotation of 3X5 I won't get very far around the gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikren
    I also do em with DB at my side. One step forward then back.
    This is what I do and I hold them hanging at my sides. Also works the grip well. I'm up to 75lb DB's on these for sets of 12 (6 per leg) and they really burn your ass and quads!
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    yup, hangin to the side. They burn like a mofo....not that high up in weight weight but it's doing the job

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    I tried DB's for a while, but my grip blows, so holding 65's became a pain. Went to BB, now around 150, but they're so damn taxing I'm actually getting worse as far as # of reps. I'm thinkin about going back to DB's just to see how it goes. I started doing 2 sets of 10's (each leg), the last couple times I can't even make 10-5.

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    You can use straps and hold some mad lunge weight.
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    Walking lunges are so freaking hard it's amazing.

    I do 'em at the end of leg day, walking lengths of the basketball court.

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    i did 'em, stopped 'cause i had low weight and crazy-high-rep-counts, now i have more weight and will resume next week.

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    I personally find heavy DB lunges to be one of the most taxing exercises. As hard if not harder than squats. Of the exercises that I normally do, I'd say only deadlift makes me feel more exhausted afterward than the lunges.
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    What about doing step up? Side Lunge and crossing lunge?

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    you guys ever do lunges stationary, but moving in a counter clockwise motion. like staying still, but going in a circle, thats what i do, wrestling coach told me too!
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