Saturday, August 18, 2012

Have YOU done your LUNGES today???

Happy Sensational Saturday friends!  I hope you all have had an AMAZING day so far and have done something for your health and fitness.  If today's your "day off" and you plan on working out tomorrow, might I suggest LUNGES???  I love them!!  So here are pics of the proper form when performing a lunge:   This is a Front Lunge...make sure your knee on your front leg does not go over your toes.  Also, be sure to bring your back foot up onto your toe and bring yourself down into a deep lunge but do NOT let your knee touch the ground.  I like to bring my arms out straight in front of me so that I can "engage" my core.  Abs should ALWAYS be tight...and don't forget to breathe!  Alternate each leg, for 10 reps each if you're a Beginner...20 reps if you're Intermediate...and 30 reps each for Advanced and a good burn!

This is a Side Lunge.  I love these because they work your Adductors (inner thighs).  Step out to the side keeping your core nice and tight.  As you bend your knee, make sure once again that your knee doesn't go over your toes.  Also, be sure to keep the foot of your straight leg nice and flat on the floor.  Arms are out straight for balance.  Alternate both sides...if you're a beginner 10 reps each side...20 reps each side if you're Intermediate...30 reps each side if you're Advanced.

Have fun doing these lunges!  Do these leg exercises 2 to 3 times a week and be ready to see inches LOST and those skinny jeans fitting cute just in time for the Fall weather.  Remember...BURNING IS EARNING!!!  Thanks for checking out today's lunge exercise and have a beautiful, happy and healthy weekend friends!

As Always...Stay Fit and Happy!
Famisha :-)

1 comment:

  1. I love love love I didn't used to love them, but they DO whittle the legs down! :)