I’m really excited about this challenge because I LOVE LUNGES!!
There are some great benefits of doing lunges – strengthening your butt and legs, improving core strength, improving hip flexibility, improving your balance and posture.
To perform a proper lunge follow these instructions*:
– For the starting position, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
– Step forward 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 (do not extend your knee go past your toes – this can cause serious injury!), and make sure your other knee doesn’t touch the floor. Keep the weight in your heels as you push back up to the starting position.-
– Always engage your core. Keep your upper body straight, with your shoulders back and relaxed and chin up.
– USE A CHAIR FOR BALANCE IF REQUIRED
*I’ve included photo tutorials below
Keep in mind that if you’re not accustomed to performing lunges than likely you will be sore for the first couple of days. Be sure to warm up and do some stretching before and after doing your lunges to prevent injury and as much soreness as possible. Stretching in a warm bath (or a pool because summer is-a-comin’) can be beneficial as well.