Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lunges done right!

Many people think lunges are bad for their knees or have other reasons to avoid them. In reality, if done correctly, lunges are a great exercise for metabolism boosting, shaping the lower body and burning a bunch of calories!

The main objective is to keep the heel of the working leg (ie-front leg) on the ground and to drive off from that heel. This ensures the knee stays in a safe spot and that you get the large muscles of the glutes (buttocks) to do the work! The abdominal stabilize the movement, making it a total body exercise!

Always check with your trainer or physician before adding an exercise to your program. If you are already using lunges as an exercise, check your form with this video!

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