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Lunges

1193 views 1st January 2019 Video Duration: 00:01:37
Muscles worked: Muscles at the front of your thighs (quadriceps), your booty (gluteus maximus/medius/minimus) and calf muscles (soleus & gastrocnemius)

1. Begin in a standing position, your feet shoulder-width apart.

2. Your hands should be on your hips or hanging at your sides

3. Take a step to the front with one foot, keeping shoulders back & spine upright. Think of lowering your hips towards the ground, but keeping them straight in line with your shoulders, only using your knees to flex (bend) to get you there.

4. Contact of the back leg should only be through the ball of your foot, the front part of your foot (toes and pad under your toes).

5. Lower until your knee nearly touches the ground. Use a slow and controlled motion.

6. After a brief pause, return to the starting position by driving your weight through the heel of the front leg to push your hips up.

7. Return food to starting position and repeat on opposite side

BUNNY TIP: The tighter that you hold your core (belly button to spine) the most stable it will be to do this movement. Your support knee should not go further than your toes.
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