Let’s all be honest to ourselves, not everyone likes doing lunges! Come every leg day there is a sizable portion of the gym going population who are absolutely terrorized by the notion of putting their legs through the gruelling routine of walking lunges. Well, love it or hate it, the fact is that few workouts will beat barbell walking lunges when it comes to training your legs.
At this point in time, we don’t have to tell you why strong legs are important. The leg muscles are one of the largest and strongest muscles in the body. Most day to day activities including running, walking, cycling and even lifting heavy weights require support from your lower body.
Being one of the largest muscles in the body, your legs also help in burning more calories. Strong legs also lend balance to your posture, reduces the risk of injury, and boosts the production of testosterone hormone which in turn boosts muscle growth. Even from a workout perspective, strong legs are important if want to do some heavy lifting. Besides all of these, those chiselled quads also add to your overall appearance.
Why Barbell Walking Lunges?
One of the most formidable leg workouts, barbell walking lunges has found favour with many fitness trainers. This is because of the fact that despite requiring a very simple set up, this workout has multiple benefits for not just your legs but the entire body. Through barbell walking lunges you will develop balance, endurance, and strength. In fact, when it comes to toning and strengthening your thigh and hip muscles the barbell walking lunge is the perfect workout. Lunges also help you strengthen your spine and tone your glutes Let’s have a look at how to do the barbell walking lunges step by step with the help of Power World Gyms trainers.
How To Do:
Step 1: Stand with your legs shoulder width apart.
Step 2: Support the barbell across your shoulder blades.
Step 3: While keeping your back straight, take a big step forward with your right leg and lower your left knee till it touches the ground.
Step 4: Repeat the exercise with the other leg
In the end, we would just like to add that whether or not you like doing lunges, you cannot ignore the various benefits attached to this workout. Barbell walking lunges also don’t require a fancy set up as all you need is a barbell and some weights. This basically means you can do this workout almost anywhere with minimum infrastructure. Based on all the above-discussed factors, we highly recommend including the barbell walking lunges in your workout schedule.
However, if you are a first timer we definitely recommend some supervision. After all, if your posture is incorrect you won’t be able to reap the full benefits of the workout. More importantly, an incorrect workout can also cause injuries to your body. This is where your trainers come into the picture. Gyms like Power World Gyms take an extra care of all the beginners. In fact, they even have a special ‘Help Me’ badges which help their master trainers identify and pay attention to the beginners so that they get the form correct. Not just that, their yearly membership programs are a total value for money! In fact, if you are in Faridabad, Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon or Bangalore, why don’t you step into one of their centres and check it out yourself? Great equipment, amazing trainers, hygienic floor areas and more at very pocket-friendly rates! That’s it for now and we really hope you enjoy your leg day. Stay healthy and stay happy!