Lunges: A Beginner’s Guide to Building Lower Body Strength and Stability

Lunges are an effective compound exercise that targets the muscles in your lower body, including your quads, hamstrings, and glutes. By engaging your core and improving your balance and stability, lunges can help you build strength in your lower body.

Here’s how to perform a lunge:

1. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands on your hips.

2. Take a big step forward with one foot, keeping your upper body straight and your shoulders back. Lunges can be down stepping back or doing a reverse lunge too.

3. Lower your body by bending both knees until your back knee is almost touching the ground.

4. Push through your front heel and return to the starting position.

Switch legs and repeat the movement.

Lunges provide benefits beyond building lower body strength. They also help improve your balance, stability, and overall core strength. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, lunges can be adapted to your fitness level and goals.

We love lunges at One Life and do them in our personal training and group fitness classes weekly!

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