Lunge

Lunge

Large strides towards shapely glutes and thighs – literally! Lunges are an essential in any routine. Whether you do them as part of yoga, strength training or a warmup for team sports, lunges are ideal for strength building and coordination – and they’re not only for women.

How to train

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A
  • Broad stance
  • Upright position
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B
  • Step forward with one leg
  • Front knee should be bent at a right angle
  • Hands should be on hips
  • Rear knee should touch the floor

What to look out for

  • Upper body and back of thigh on rear leg should form a straight line
  • Shoulder blades should be pulled together
  • Back should be straight

What you’ll train

Primary

  • Adductors
  • Front of thighs
  • Glutes
  • Abductors

Secondary

  • Abdominal muscles
  • Spinal erector
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