Exercise of the week: The Basic Lunge



The Lunge is one of those exercises that once again is pretty simple to do yet has high impact. This is an exercise that like the plankΒ is a multiple joint exercise. Meaning that this exercise targets more than one muscle group. I found the picture above and it has the muscle groups highlighted, but it did not highlight all the areas. This exercise targets the quadriceps, gluteus maximis (your butt), and the hamstrings. It can be done with or without holding weights but for a more intense workout I recommend starting with at least 5lbs in hand. To do this exercise stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Now step forward and transfer your weight to your forward leg. Lower your body straight down like in the picture. Make sure that your weight is evenly distributed between both legs. Make sure that your knee does not extend over your toes…

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