Primary muscles: Glutes, quads, hamstrings, obliques
Secondary muscles: Abs
Equipment: No equipment
LUNGE TWIST INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand straight with your feet hip-width apart and your arms lifted at the front.
2. Take a step forward with your right leg, bend both knees and rotate your torso to the right.
3. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement on the left side.
4. Alternate sides until set is complete.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
As you lunge keep the weight in the front heel, squeeze your glutes and keep your core tight. Make sure that both legs form a 90-degree angle and that your hips are in alignment. Twist your torso to the same side as your front leg and only from the ribs up.
The lunge is a great lower body exercise, it strengthens the glutes and legs and it improves the flexibility of the hips. Adding the twist to this movement forces you to engage your core and work on your abs and obliques at the same time.
SETS AND REPS
The lunge twist is a full body movement that can be part of a warm up routine or a lower body workout. Repeat this move 10 to 15 times on each side and keep it smooth and steady. Once you’re comfortable with this move you can grab a weight and hold it in front of your chest. This takes the exercise to the next level and works your arms, abs, and legs all at once.
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