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How to Do a Crossover Reverse Lunge for a Back Workout

Learn how to do a crossover reverse lunge from certified personal trainer Max Tapper in this home back workout for men video from Howcast.


Hi guys. This is Max Tapper again for Howcast. And what I'm going to show you how to do today is the reverse, cross over lunge. Now, it's an excellent addition to your normal leg routine, and I'm going to show you how you do this.

This is it. We're going to assume the position of stepping back into a lunge, but we're going to cross over. So our stepping back leg is going to go on the opposite side of us. Let me show you. Let me look like this. Alright? As you see, I'm stepping back to the outside of my leg. That is how it's done.

Now, the purpose of doing this is to use some of those other directional forces that we don't normally deal with when we're doing a regular lunge. It's an excellent way to just get something new into your workout, challenge yourself in a different way, and to get some better and different results.

So when you're doing a reverse lunge, or any type of lunge for that matter, if it's too easy add some weight to it. Okay? Now I like to do my lunges with thirty pound dumbbells in each hand. But if that's not your level, then definitely use ten pounds, five pounds, whatever you can use to make this a more effective exercise.

Another thing you could do, too, is do some isometrics. So once you get down into your lunge, completely hold it for about five seconds. Like this. Step back. Cross over. Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Up. Other side. Cross over. Five. Four. Three. Two. One. And back up to the top.

Guys, this is an awesome exercise. I love to do it, I do it with most of my clients, and I think it's something that will definitely add a little different, a little more spice into your workout. So get out there, try it, and enjoy it.

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