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Bodyweight Exercise: Lunge

Bodyweight Exercise: Alternating Lunge

August 14, 2014
Updated May 13, 2020


The Alternating Lunge is a fundamental bodyweight exercise increasing strength in several muscle groups including the quadriceps, gluteals, and hamstrings. By maintaining proper posture, your core will be given a great workout, as well as increasing your balance and flexibility.

Exercise Steps

Step 1: Stand up straight, slightly bending your knees.

Step 2: Step forward with one leg while maintaining your balance and squat down through your hips.

Step 3: Keep your chest and head up.

Step 4: Push yourself back to the starting position by driving through your heal.

Step 5: Repeat this movement with your other leg.

Tips & Safety: Keep your head and chest up and back straight throughout the exercise. Never allow your back to round.

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