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Posted on 01-26-2017

Lunge for success

A lunge just has to be one of the best ways to tone the legs and butt. Once the technique is right, there are many variations that can be done but getting the technique right is really important to ensure that you don’t place unnecessary strain on the joints and to get the best results.

The lunge is an excellent exercise to strengthen muscles around the knee and promote knee stability but if you have troublesome knees you will want to build up slowly what you do.

To do a good lunge - 

  • Keep your torso upright, with your shoulders back and relaxed and chin up (look at a fixed point in front of you so you don't look down). Always brace your core.
  • Step forward with one leg, lowering your hips until both knees are bent at about a 90-degree angle. Think about your back knee taking you down rather than your front knee moving forward. Make sure your front knee is directly above your ankle, not pushed out too far, and take the back knee towards the floor, without touching the ground. Push through the front heel to return to the starting position.

Start with 8-10 repetitions each side then add more sets. You can add weight and lots of alternatives. The Personal trainers at Core Wellness in Epsom can help you perfect your lunge technique and strengthen and tone your legs and glutes. We can also adapt and progress your routine so that you are always challenged and never bored. The results will speak for themselves!

Written by Jennie Chapman

Personal Trainer

​Core Wellness Centres - Epsom

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