Target Area: Lower Body
Equipment: Not required
- Keep your upper body straight and place your hands on your hips for additional balance. Engage your core throughout the movement.
- Step backward with one leg, lowering your hips until both knees are bent at about a 90 degree angle. Make sure your front knee is directly above your ankle, not pushed out too far.
- Try not to touch your knee on the floor, but still lower it down enough to ensure a 90 degree angle in your hips to your front knee.
- Come up slightly and lunge back down to the bottom position before you push back up to the starting position. Perform for the number of prescribed repetitions.
Add weight to the movement. This can be in the form of dumbbells held either at your sides or one dumbbell placed on your chest horizontally.
Master a Stationary Lunge first.