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Exercise Demonstrations

Modified Lunges

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Modified Lunges Exercise

Starting Position

Begin this exercise by standing with your feet six inches apart and toes pointed forward.

Action

Take a normal step forward with your right leg, making sure to put most of your weight on your front leg. (The step is smaller than one you would make for a forward lunge). Slowly lower your body, bending slightly at the hips, until both knees are at approximately 90 degrees. Make sure to keep your weight on your heels so that your knees donít go over the plane of your toes. Push off with your right foot to return to the starting position. Try doing 2 sets of 10 Ė 12 repetitions for each leg.

Special Instructions

Keep your back as upright as possible. If you want to modify it even more, donít go down as far. Make sure your knees donít go inward or outward during the movement Ė keep them facing forward.

Muscles Worked: Quads, Glutes