The lunge strengthens the muscles of the upper leg and hips.

  1. Stand next to a counter or sturdy chair with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Hold the counter or chair with your right hand for balance.
  2. Take a large step forward with your right foot.
  3. Bend your right knee and lower your hips toward the floor. Make sure that your right knee stays above your right ankle as you lower.
  4. Push against the floor with your right foot to raise yourself up and step back to the starting position.
  5. Repeat 10 times with your right leg for one set.
  6. Rest for one to two minutes. Then repeat with your left leg.

Make sure you:

  • Don't allow your front knee to move forward past your toes.
  • Keep your upper body straight and erect during the exercise. Don't lean forward or backward.
  • Try to lower your hips until your front thigh is parallel to the floor. If that's too difficult, just lower as far as you can.



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