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Lunges

Lunge

Teaching points

  • Step forwards with one foot in a long stride
  • Make sure your feet are in line and pointing straight forwards
  • Keep your back upright as you slowly bend and lower the back knee towards the floor, raising the heel off the floor
  • At the same time bend the front knee, making sure it doesn't go past your toes
  • Don't let the back knee touch the floor before returning to the starting position


Variations & progressions

  • Use a dumbbell in each hand
  • Use a barbell over the shoulders
  • Walking lunges - after completing one lunge as above, swing the back leg forwards so that it becomes the front leg and repeat

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