Front Lunge

by Keli Roberts

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These lower body drills incorporate a weighted bar. If you don't have one, you could try using a dowel or a broom. Do a front lunge, start with the bar at your chest and then take a step forward, sink into it, and push back. Notice that your knee is staying approximately perpendicular to the ankle. Then as a progression, bring the core into this picture by adding rotation. Lunge forward and rotate the bar across the front leg so you're getting that contralateral rotation. And as a further progression and to really bring the core into it, add a paddling motion. Sweep down, paddle across the body, and then go to the other side. And paddles across the body. There is a huge core contribution for this exercise that not only works the lower body, but also works the core.

About the Presenter

Keli Roberts

Keli Roberts IDEA Author/Presenter

Keli Roberts?is a specialized tier-three personal trainer at Equinox in Pasadena, California. She is a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and Gliding?, a Kettlebell® Concepts-sponsored athlete and is on the BOSU® development team. Keli is also known for her award-winning videos, books and training seminars. She is a spokesperson for ACE, a 2007 inductee to the National Fitness Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award.