Primary Muscle Group: - Glutes and Quadriceps
Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Glutes and Quadriceps
Preparation: Stand with feet hip width apart. Place dumbbells on your shoulders.
Breathing: Breath out as you laterally move and extend outward and breath in as you move back towards the starting position.
Execution: Take right foot and step 2-3 feet out to the right side (or the 3 o'clock position). Lean torso forward and sit the right glute back. DO NOT allow lunging knee to extend past the big toe - may cause injury. Push off lunging foot, return to the start position. Continue with same leg or alternate as prescribed. Remember to keep head and back in a neutral position. Reaching forward should be performed at the hips and not the low back. Shoulders, hips, and front foot should point forward at all times.
Comments: Watch for proper knee alignment - do not let lunging knee extend past big toe or deviate laterally or medially. Opposite leg should remain straight during lunging phase as shown.
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