How To Do A Proper Lunge Exercise | Beginners Tutorial
A fitness series aimed at those fantasising about a super-fit body thats tight and well toned but have no idea how to achieve it!
This is part of a series that teaches you the basics, the bare necessities of working out if you will.
Any good workout capable of sculpting your body into that of a marble statue will entail the basics, all of which are covered in this series.
This one specifically teaches lunges.
Get into position by standing with your legs slightly apart.
Place one of your feet forward and get into a 'sitting' position pushing the knee of your back leg as close to the ground as you possibly can.
Something to keep in mind – is to make sure the knee of the leg you put forward doesn't go past your ankles while you're lunging.
Push through the heel of your leg to come back into the original position, then alternate the exercise with the other leg.
The correct breathing technique is to inhale on the way down and exhale on your way up.
The leg you put forward should feel the stretch in your glutes and hamstring muscles, while the leg at the back should feel it in the thigh area.
If you're feeling the stretch in the correct places, you're doing it right!
The recommended number of sets and repetitions are:
For Beginners: 2 sets of 10 reps
For Regulars: 2 sets of 20/30 reps
And remember – good things come to those who lunge!