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
To make this more of a challenge hold a dumbbell in each hand down by your sides.
Step by Step Guide:
- Place the hands on the hips, pull the shoulders back and stand tall
- Step forwards with your right leg and slowly lower the body until the front knee is bent to 90 degrees
- The back knee should never touch the floor
- Push yourself back up to the starting position as quickly but safely as possible
- Repeat with the left leg