Walking Lunges Exercise –
Video And Instructions
On this page, you'll learn how to perform the walking lunges exercise. Plus how to make the exercise more challenging to improve your fitness even further.
This is an excellent exercise for creating nice tight buttocks and firmly sculpted thighs. Not only that, it'll improve your strength, stamina and flexibility. This is an exercise you shouldn't miss for a nice attractive backside!
Here's a short video demonstration of this leg exercise.
The text instructions are here.
- Stand upright with your feet together and hands on your hips or at your side.
- With your right foot, take a large stride forward.
- Bend both knees so that your right knee is directly over your ankles and your left knee is nearly touching the floor.
- Push off from your back leg and stand up. At the same time, bring your back (left) leg past the front leg to take a large stride forward.
- Repeat steps 2 to 3 with your left leg. As the name of the exercise says, you walk. But in a silly style. :D (Ever seen Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks?)
- This is counted as one repetition.
- Do 2-3 sets of 8-12 repetitions. Or do as many times as your exercise program tells you.
Things to watch out for
- When lunging, don't let your forward knee go past your toes.
- Keep your ab tight throughout.
- Keep your back straight.
- Keep your upper body still.
- Breathe in when you lunge down and breathe out when you push up.
When this gets too easy, here are some suggestions to make this exercise harder.
Ways To Make Walking Lunges Harder
- Hold weights such as dumbbells or kettlebells, and/or
- Wear a heavy back pack or a weighted vest.
If your room is too small to do walking lunges exercise, just do forward lunges. Or do them in a park if you don't mind people staring at you doing your silly walk. LOL
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