Lunges are the “staple” of every effective weight training routine. While they aren’t always a “favorite,” this exercise has the ability to work multiple muscles while activating core muscles. If you want to lift, tighten, and firm those hard to reach areas, lunges are your solution! One of our favorite magazines (Oxygen) put together a short and informative clip.
If you’re having trouble maintaining your balance during the lung, use a chair or the wall for balance. If you can’t seem to bend your legs (on the down motion), then you are too tight! Stretch your quads and hamstrings. Lunges are 50% strength, 30% flexibility, and 20% balance. If you stretch and you use a balancing tool, you’re half way there! Make sure you ONLY go down as low as you are comfortable with. If you are worried about losing control during the lung, you can place a small step or stool under your back knee. If you loose control, you will end up kneeling on the bench 😉
Stop making excuses, it’s time to burn some calories !!!!