There are so many things we do daily that mimic lunging. Our legs are also the biggest calorie burners in the Healthy Body, so it’s very beneficial to add at least one of a variety of different lunging exercises to any workout routine.
Primary muscles worked: Quadriceps
Secondary muscles worked: Calves, Glutes & Hamstrings
1. Stand with feet hip width apart, holding dumbbells down by your sides in each hand. This will be your start position.
2. Step forward with your right foot a generous distance but not so far that you lose your balance. While keeping the torso upright, lower your upper Healthy Body downward until your left knee is just above the floor. Make sure that your front knee stays directly over your front ankle and does not move past the toes. Inhale as you lower down and exhale as you return to standing.
3. Step your left foot in to meet your right foot and continue forward with the left leg.
4. Alternate legs as you lunge walk forwards. If you’d like to challenge yourself a bit, practice walking backwards when you reach the end of the room. Remember to keep the front knee directly over the front ankle!