Fitness Challenge: Lunges

The body benefits, how to do them and tips to switch it up for a challenge

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

March 8, 2021

Let’s get lunging!  The movement of a deep step to the front, back or side can work wonders for your body. While many think that lunges are solely a leg exercise, it actually works your glutes and core for a full body workout. You can even hold weights to engage your arms.

How to do the lunge
Start by standing tall, engaging core and step one foot forward until your leg reaches a 90 degree angle. Then return your leg to the standing position and repeat for 8-12 reps on each leg. Remember feet don’t have to be positioned one foot behind the other—it’s like you are standing on a train track not a tight rope.

Variations
Once you’ve mastered the front lunge you can try walking lunges by alternating legs and stepping forward. You can also try back lunges and side lunges. To challenge yourself hold a set of dumbbells or extend your reps.

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