What Are Lunge Exercises

The lunge is a resistance exercise that can be used to help strengthen your lower body, including your:

  • quadriceps
  • hamstrings
  • glutes
  • calves
Ryan Wight

Ryan Wight

RKin, CSEP-CEP
Kinesiologist
Stoney Creek, ON
Mr. Tim Battaglia

Mr. Tim Battaglia

EMBA Candidate
Kinesiologist
Hamilton, ON
Mr. Jeff Ransome

Mr. Jeff Ransome

BSc.Kin. NSCA-CSCS, ACSM.(ES), CSEP, ACE (PT) FaCT
Kinesiologist
Mississauga, ON

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses How do you do Standing Lunge Exercises.

How do you do Standing Lunge Exercises

A very good leg exercise that you can do almost anywhere once again, is a simple lunge.

There’s just a couple of fundaments in a lunge that you wanna be thinking about, and they all center around what your main part of your body is doing. What a lunge is really designed to do is to move from the core.

You go up and down from that core, and the parameters are mainly around you knee and your back foot. So when you’re thinking about a lunge, you wanna be thinking about going straight down from the body.

We know we’re in the right position with a lunge when our knee is over the top of our ankle and our back leg is almost in a perpendicular straight line down our body. That way we know our body’s sitting in the right spot.

If we’re forward or if we’re backwards, we can almost feel the pressure on our joints, but when we’re sitting in a nice square position where our body is centered between our front of our back and our main back muscle, we know we’re really in a good position.

And then, from there it’s very simple to come up and down on a straight line. Go up and down, come up and down. In terms of numbers of repetitions, we’re always thinking that 10-15, and we’re always thinking at a nice steady pace. Local Personal Trainer

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

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