How to do Lunges

How To Do Lunges

The lunge is a basic compound lower bodyweight exercise, which targets several muscles in the glutes and legs. The main muscles or prime movers targeted are the quads and the glutes, hamstrings and calf muscles also being utilized.  To avoid injury,or strain correct form is essential.

Lunge

1.Start in a standing position, feet shoulder width apart, look straight ahead and engage the core.

2. Keeping the weight in your heel step forward with your right leg. Align the knees and toes, with your thigh parallel to the ground.. Don't allow the knee to go past the feet as this will put strain on your knees which can lead to knee and joint issues. The opposite knee should not touch the floor. Return to your start position.

3.Start with 12 to 16 reps in total and 3 sets, then work your way up.

4. Make the lunge more challenging by adding dumbbells, medicine ball, ankle weights or barbell to this exercise.

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