- If you are new to exercise, don't step as far back or lunge as deeply, eliminate the weights and/or bring the toe to the floor instead of raising the knee
- Keep your shoulders relaxed and over your hips with abdominals tights
- Increase the intensity by dropping your knee down to the floor and/or using heavier weights
- Holding some light hand weights, inhale as you step back with your right leg into a strong lunge. Drop down as far as you are comfortable.
- Ensure that your front knee is in line with your ankle and your hips are square and facing forward.
- Exhale as you press your weight into the heel of your left foot, lift your right knee parallel to the ground while pump up your left arm.
- Pause for 5 seconds and inhale to drop your right leg back into the lunge.
- Repeat fro 10-15 reps, then switch sides.
Speaking of moves, here are mine for the week ;).
You may remember that I have included a new section to work on my daily joy (thanks to Heather for the inspiration) and it is really working work for me.
Workout: 5k Run/Walk, Upper Body Workout
Happiness: Clean, Clean Clean
Workout: Lower Body Workout, Yoga
Happiness: Work on new website (it is really coming along, very exciting :)
Happiness: Read pre-natal fitness books from the library
Workout: Turbo Fire HIIT, Upper Body Workout
Happiness: Research new cell phones
Workout: 5k Run/Walk, Teach Muscle and Yoga Classes
Happiness: Watch a movie
Happiness: Start cake decorating class (yes, I finally signed up!)
Happiness: Plan for next week
Do you incorporate the runner's lunge into your lower body workouts?
P.S. If you live in the Toronto Area, pick up a free copy of Tonic Toronto. I am a featured contributor this month with my article about How to Choose the Right Gym Class!