Reverse Lunge + Press

Learn how to perform a reverse lunge and press combination with video and instructions by SHOCK App trainer, Ashley Steele.

How to Reverse Lunge + Press

Primary Muscles: Full Body

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Stand holding weights in each hand, shoulder blades pulled back, spine, and head in good posture. Position the feet hip-width apart, toes pointing straight ahead.

  2. Step back with the left leg into a reverse lunge position. Be sure to maintain alignment between the right knee and the right foot.

  3. Continue lowering into the lunge position until the knee of the back leg (left) is approximately 2-4 inches from the floor. Pause briefly. Press the weights overhead with control and lower the weights back down to the peak of the shoulders.

  4. Push through the right hip to drive the body up and forward. Return to the standing position. Repeat the reverse lunge press on the opposite side and continue alternating between legs for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  5. You should feel this working the arms, glutes, thighs, hips, and shoulders. 

Alternative Exercises:

Reverse Lunge  Overhead Press

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