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Lunge

A lunge sounds exactly like what you will be doing here. You are lunging forward. You can also perform a reverse lunge. How do you perform a lunge? Think about the last time you took one step forward and bent down to tie your shoe.

Congratulations! That was a lunge.

Stand upright with your feet solidly under your hips. Keeping your back straight and your head up, step forward. You want to step just far enough where both your knees bend nearly 90 degrees. When just starting out, you may not be able to bend a full 90 degrees. That’s okay. You want to think about safety here. Do what you can.

You can swing your arms in a natural motion forward and behind you to keep balance. If you step forward with your left foot in a lunge, your left arm will move behind you. Hold for a second and then push back to your starting position. Try to build up to 3 or more sets of 8 to 12 repetitions with each leg. With a reverse lunge, you simply work backwards. Step backward with your foot rather than forward.