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    Barbell Lunges vs. Dumbbell Lunges

    What do you all think is better and why?
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    Neither, if you do squats all the way to the floor, you work your hammies enough.
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    Barbell Lunges are better because if you use dumbells, theres a great chance that you'll swing them at your sides, which creates momentum for the movement. Plus, grip tends to be a factor when you use high weights.

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    another question about lunges.

    is it better to go across the room doing them or stay in one spot?
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    i prefer walking lunges but i dont have enough space to do them

    If you're gonna do walking lunges, use dumbells so you can drop them if you fail/stumble.

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    Originally Posted by rbtrout
    Neither, if you do squats all the way to the floor, you work your hammies enough.
    Could be one of the most uninformed posts in this section. The primary target of the lunge is not the hamstrings. And the lunge is an overlooked exercise for leg development.

    The only differences between the two are:
    (a) Center of gravity
    (b) Personal preference

    Besides that, ust see which one feels most comfortable.
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    Originally Posted by geoffsherman
    Could be one of the most uninformed posts in this section. The primary target of the lunge is not the hamstrings. And the lunge is an overlooked exercise for leg development.

    The only differences between the two are:
    (a) Center of gravity
    (b) Personal preference

    Besides that, ust see which one feels most comfortable.
    I didn't even catch that. Lunges are for quads not hams.
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    barbell is probably better because I tend to lean forward too far when using dbs.

    with a bar, its easier to stay upright because you have a big heavy reminder on your traps.
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    I use DBs myself, but I just started doing lunges...i'll move on to BB soon.

    I love lunges! For people with lower back injuries who have a problem doing rear squats (I do), then lunges + front squats are a GREAT substitute. Front squats, for some reason, do not aggrevate my lower back injury (whereas rear squats do).
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    Originally Posted by Deviousfred
    What do you all think is better and why?

    Barbell lunges are better. End of discussion.


    Here-(copy and paste from my previous post in sticky)

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    THIS IS HOW I RECOMMEND DOING LUNGES (Always with a barbell, never dumbells because you can swing them to create momentum and you can also move them forward or backwards to place lesser stress on the quad and more on the lower back).

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    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises...BRearLunge.html



    I have found these far superior to front stepping, and these feel much more natural. I recommend doing these alternating instead of one leg at a time.

    For added hardcoreness and Quad isolation-these can be done with the barbell in front squat position (arms crossed)
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    Originally Posted by image101
    I use DBs myself, but I just started doing lunges...i'll move on to BB soon.

    I love lunges! For people with lower back injuries who have a problem doing rear squats (I do), then lunges + front squats are a GREAT substitute. Front squats, for some reason, do not aggrevate my lower back injury (whereas rear squats do).
    I agree with this somewhat. But people with previous back injuries shouldn't use that as an excuse. Depending on the severity of the injury of course. The proper thing to do in most cases would be to give it rest time, then slowly work back into back squat using proper form and light weight. Rebuilding the supporting muscles and stretching are very important.
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    Originally Posted by Deviousfred
    What do you all think is better and why?
    I would have to say Barbell lunges by a mile.
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    my favourite lunges are; dare i say it, barbell on the smith. i love smith lunges... *waits for hateful comments on smith machine*
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    Originally Posted by Deviousfred
    I didn't even catch that. Lunges are for quads not hams.
    They hit my hams and glutes as well.
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    Reverse barbell lunges off of a 6" platform are money....
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    Thank you! I had shoulder replacement surgery this year and I am still unable position my hands on the barbell do to range of motion. Therefore I can only use dumbbells at this time. I was also curious if it made a difference in which I used. That being said...the fact that I am using anything at all is still better than doing nothing at all! Just nice to know it doesn't matter.

    Originally Posted by geoffsherman View Post
    Could be one of the most uninformed posts in this section. The primary target of the lunge is not the hamstrings. And the lunge is an overlooked exercise for leg development.

    The only differences between the two are:
    (a) Center of gravity
    (b) Personal preference

    Besides that, ust see which one feels most comfortable.
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