Category: Workouts (Page 2 of 2)

Anatomy of a lunge

Lunges are a great way to work your glutes and hamstrings. (Aka… work that booty!) Step out with your right leg into the position below. Then repeat with your left leg.

DSC01394

  1. Chest up, don’t lean forward
  2. Your front knee should be at a 90 degree angle and not in front of your toes
  3. Your back knee is also bent and slightly wider than a 90 degree angle
  4. Keep feet shoulder width apart while stepping into your lunge

Try these two variations:

  1. Walking lunge: step out with your right foot into a lunge, then bring your left foot up to meet your right foot in a standing position. Repeat with your left leg. Kind of like you’re taking very long step (with great lunge form, of course!)
  2. Reverse lunge: Instead of stepping forward into a lunge, step backward. Remember to keep your weight on your front leg.

Put it all together. Learn how to do a plank, then try this:

20 walking lunges, alternating between each leg
30 second plank
(4 rounds)

20 reverse lunges, alternating between each leg
Plank with leg lift: begin in a plank position, lift your right leg for 15 seconds. Then repeat on the left.
(4 rounds)

[sgmb id=”1″]

There was an issue loading your timed LeadBox™. Please check plugin settings.

Anatomy of a plank

Planks are a great way to strengthen your arms and core while practicing balance and stability. However, improper form might mean you’re working the wrong muscles. Bookmark, pin or print the diagram below to guarantee proper planking!

Photo Feb 14, 1 17 14 PM

  1. Elbows directly under shoulders, straight legs
  2. Flat back and tight core
  3. Head neutral with chin up
  4. Tight glutes and hamstrings

[sgmb id=”1″]

There was an issue loading your timed LeadBox™. Please check plugin settings.

Page 2 of 2

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén