Benefits of Lunges

The lunge is a total lower body workout it increases muscle tissue, shapes the lower body, gives more flexibility in the hips and also helps to strengthen the core.

Muscle Groups Used:

Gluteus maximus, adductors, rectus abdominis, gastrocenemius, soleus, abductors

Variation

To make this more of a challenge hold a dumbbell in each hand down by your sides.

Step by Step Guide:

  1. Place the hands on the hips, pull the shoulders back and stand tall
  2. Step forwards with your right leg and slowly lower the body until the front knee is bent to 90 degrees
  3. The back knee should never touch the floor
  4. Push yourself back up to the starting position as quickly but safely as possible
  5. Repeat with the left leg