Lean Lunge Workout

By Lauren Parry.

Summer is just around the corner so it’s time to dedicate a little extra time on those legs! This workout is very simple and can be done at home or in the gym.

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3 Rounds: 30 seconds each exercise. Rest 1 minute between each round.

Try not to stop between each exercise. The goal is to keep a timer going and switch exercises as soon as time is up, however we are all at different fitness levels so if you need a breather, take it!

Step Ups

Find a sturdy chair or object at least 1 foot high. Stand with the platform in front of you. Step up onto the platform with one leg. Once your leg is fully extended, bend the knee of your free leg up towards your chest. Carefully lower back down until your free leg is on the ground. Switch legs and repeat. Remember to keep your core strong and your posture straight.

Added Challenge: Add a weighted bar or place a dumbbell in each hand while performing the same steps. 

Elevated Back Leg

Find a sturdy chair or object at least 1 foot high. This time stand with your back facing the platform. Stand approximately one foot away from the platform and place your back foot on the platform. Begin to lunge up and down, creating a 90 degree angle with your standing leg. Feel the burn!

Added Challenge: Add a jump to your lunge. 

Static Lunges

Step forward with one foot approximately 2-3 feet. The taller you are, the wider your stance should be. Bend both of your knees at the same time. The goal is to make a 90 degree angle with both knees, and then slowly raise straight up to your starting position.

Added Challenge: Add a weighted bar or place a dumbbell in each hand while performing the same steps. 

Alternating Lunge

Step one foot forward, lunge, and bring front foot back to meet with your other foot. Repeat, switching legs each time.

Added Challenge: Jump and switch legs so that your right leg is in front and repeat. This is a great cardio exercise to add to your workouts!

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