Tip: Mark Dugdale's Leg Day Finisher

How do you finish off a tough leg day full of squats and deadlifts? Like this.

The walking lunge is one of the biggest bang-for-the-buck exercises to add into your weekly programming. This is how I use lunges, along with leg extensions, as a finisher on leg day.

Reasons to Lunge

  1. It both requires and builds core strength.
  2. It challenges stability and balance.
  3. It improves flexibility through the quads, hamstrings, and hips – aiding in injury prevention.
  4. It works the body unilaterally.
  5. Increasing the load via dumbbells works grip strength, traps, and back in addition to the lower body.
  6. Increasing the distance or shortening the rest breaks makes it a fantastic fat burner.
Mark Dugdale is an IFBB pro bodybuilder and Mr. Olympia competitor. Mark has 22 years of experience on stage and a passion for brutal workouts. He has also produced five documentaries, participated in seminars with prison inmates, and was granted one of the last recorded interviews with Joe Weider. Follow Mark Dugdale on Twitter