- Stand tall, lift your chest up and look straight ahead
- Stand with your feet slightly spread apart.
- If you want to make the exercise more challenging hold a light dumbbell (around 2lbs) in each hand with your arms at your sides.
- In a controlled movement, slowly step forward with your right foot. Don’t lunge forward too far. The further forward you step, the more the exercise targets the glutes and back of thighs, while shorter lunges target the front of thigh more.
- Bend your right knee. Your thigh and lower leg should form a right angle.
- Lower your left leg until your left knee almost touches the floor.
- Your right knee shouldn’t pass your right foot/ toes.
- Pause briefly in this position, then rise back up and push backwards off your right leg to return to the starting position.
- Switch legs.
- Inhale while stepping forward.
- Exhale while coming up and pushing off the back foot.
- Make sure your head is up and your back is straight.
- The leading foot should be pointing forwards (not sideways).
- Do not do this exercise if you feel any discomfort in your knees.
- Perform 20 repetitions (10 for each leg) and 1-3 sets.