Smith Machine Lunge

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Coach's Tips

If you want a better burn in your glutes by putting more focus on it, try using a Smith machine.

How to Smith Machine Lunge

Starting Position

1. Stand in the middle of the Smith Machine with your feet shoulder-width apart and the barbell across your shoulders.

2. Place your hands on the barbell at shoulder-width apart.

3. Keep your head up and your back straight.

4. Step back with one foot, extending your leg behind you.

Proper Form

1. Bend your front knee, lowering your body until your front thigh is parallel to the floor.

2. Keep your back straight and your chest up.

3. Push through your front heel to return to the starting position.

4. Repeat with your opposite leg.

Breathing Technique

1. Breathe out as you lower your body and breathe in as you return to the starting position.

2. Make sure to exhale fully to help you move with control and keep your core engaged.


1. Make sure to keep your back straight and your chest up throughout the exercise.

2. Make sure to keep your front knee aligned with your toes.

3. Make sure to keep your weight balanced between both legs.

4. Don't rush the exercise and take your time to maintain proper form.

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