Forward Lunges onto Balance Board

Starting Position
Place your balance board a few feet in front of you. Stand tall with your legs together, arms at your sides, abs engaged, back straight and shoulders relaxed.

Action
INHALE: Step forward onto the balance board with your right foot, then bend both knees to lower your hips straight down toward the ground without leaning forward. EXHALE: Push back up from your lunge, then push off the balance board to return to the start position and complete one rep. Repeat all reps on one leg then switch sides.

Special Instructions
Make sure the balance board is an appropriate distance in front of you; you should be able step onto it and lower into your lunge without your forward knee coming past your toes, and without leaning forward from the waist. Practice caution when stepping on and off the board for each lunge. Take your time. Make sure the balance board is resting on a surface where it will not slip. Try to step onto the very top center of the board to help you balance more easily.

Muscles Worked: Quads, Glutes, Abs


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