Tip: Banded Deficit Reverse Lunge

Add some accommodating resistance to this exercise with bands and blow up your glutes.

  1. Set up a short step platform slightly in front of a racked barbell.
  2. Attach bands to each end of the bar and to the band pegs at the base of the rack.
  3. Start with both your feet on the step and place the bar in a high bar position on your back. (Make sure the box is positioned so that it affords you clearance of the rack when the barbell is on top of your shoulders.)
  4. Alternate legs in a reverse lunge pattern and explode through the top of every rep.
  5. Maintain a neutral pelvis position throughout.
Brianna Alexander is a personal trainer in La Jolla, California. She is a two-time NPC Bikini competition overall state winner, and a one-time National competitor. Currently, Brianna works out with Bret Contreras at his new Glute Lab Gym in Pacific Beach, California. She also trains clients at the La Jolla Sports Club. Follow Brianna Alexander on Instagram