“In a lunge position, your hips are literally split in half which will require a great deal of stability,” explains Marine. “The main muscles involved are the glutes, quads, and hamstrings, while the stabilizers in the hips also play an important role in this exercise.”
How to: From a standing position, step one leg backwards and bend both knees to a 90° angle. It’s wise to pause in this position to make sure your form is correct. Make sure the shin on your front leg is vertical, and the knee is not passing the toe. Also be aware of your posture, and make sure your torso is tall and vertical, as many people have a tendency to hinge or lean forward. When you’re ready to switch legs, drive the heal of the front foot down into the the ground and stand up to your original position.
*Pictured with dumbbells—no need to use them for this bodyweight circuit.
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