"Exercise of the week" - The Lunge

Next to squats, lunges are the next best thing for your butt and thighs. This is also a compound movement so, like squats, when you do them you get more bang for your buck.

Form Pointers:

  1. Stand in a split stance with one leg forward and one leg back, holding weights if desire.
  2. Slowly bend the knees, lowering into a lunge while keeping the front knee and back knee at 90 degree angles.
  3. Keeping the weight in your heels, push back up to starting position. Focus you weight on the front foot.

Key points:

  • Avoid locking the knees at the top of the movement
  • Keep your front knee behind the toe as you lunge (you should be able to look down and see your toe)
  • Keep your abs engaged and the torso upright
  • Do this exercise 2-3 times per week for 1-3 sets of 8-16 reps.