The second exercise we will share in the month of November is the lunge. Lunges are a fantastic exercise that intensely targets the quadriceps and the glutes, but also hits the hamstrings, calves and core. It’s also a great exercise to help with balance and stability.
Here’s how to do a proper lunge:
- Stand with your torso upright with your hands down by your side. This will be your starting position.
- Step forward with your right leg around 2 feet or so from the foot being left stationary behind, and lower your upper body down, while keeping the torso upright and maintaining balance. Do not allow your knee to go forward beyond your toes as you come down, as this will put undue stress on the knee joint.
- Using mainly the heel of your foot, push up and go back to the starting position as you exhale.
- Repeat the movement ten times and then switch legs. For extra resistance, hold a dumbbell in each hand and increase the number of repetitions.