Exercise Movement Glossary: Lunge

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  1. Begin in a standing position with hands on your hips.
  2. Take an aggressive step backward with the right foot, gently “kissing” your back knee to the ground.
  3. Keeping the front left knee over the toe, drive through the forward heel to a standing position.
  4. Alternate legs and repeat.

Standard: At the bottom of the lunge, the back knee must gently “kiss” the ground for the rep to count and the point of contact must be behind the center line of the body. At the top of the movement you must be standing upright with hips and knees extended.

Modification 1 for Beginner: Perform the move the same as instructed above, but use a chair for balance and stability.

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Modification 2 for Advanced: Perform the move the same as instructed above, adding dumbbells for extra resistance.

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2 Comments

  1. Linda Owens - June 9, 2016

    I was wanting to get help from chris powell in loosing weight. I weigh about 260lbs and it is causing health problems. I am 43 yrs old.

    • Team Powell - June 9, 2016

      Hi Linda: Chris truly wishes he could personally help everyone, but since he can’t, he and Heidi have made all their transformation tools available for all of us to use to achieve our goals! You can learn about their carb cycling program – the same one they use on the show – in this post: http://heidipowell.net/9060. And be sure and follow all the links within the post too. Make that first promise to yourself, choose a cycle, and go! You can do this!

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