Ready for February's Exercise Challenge! I think you'll enjoy doing this exercise and it's great for those of us who love our cardio and it shouldn't take too much time from your day as well. The link to the demo of the exercise is shown below, so please click on the link, check it out and, if you've done them, show us that
or how many reps you've done-- however you'd like -- and whatever is the most comfortable for you! Let's keep those leg muscles strong everyone!
RUNNER'S LUNGE! (To me, clicking on the link and seeing how the exercise is done is more helpful than the step by step instructions shown below -- but check it out -- and enjoy!)
Standing with feet hip-width apart, step forward with right foot into a lunge, right knee bent, left heel lifted. Bend arms at 90 degrees in opposition to your legs so right arm pumps forward and left arm pumps back as if running (not pictured).
EXHALE: Pushing off ball of left foot, straighten right knee as you lift left knee up to hip height. Simultaneously pump arms in opposition to legs (not pictured). Hold for 2 seconds.
INHALE: Bring left leg down and back so that you are lunging again with the right leg forward and bent to complete one rep.
Complete all reps and switch sides.
Be sure to keep forward (lunging) knee in line with ankle, toes pointing forward, hips square, and torso centered.
Muscles Worked: Quads, Glutes, Hips, Hamstrings www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp
Edited by: MOMMA48 at: 1/31/2011 (19:14)
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