- Keep your upper body relaxed, with your shoulders back and chest lifted, abs tight.
- Keep your chin up and squared. It helps to pick a point to stare at in front of you so you don't keep looking down.
- Back knee bends at 90° so the shoulder, hip and knee form a straight line down.
- Front Knee is aligned with the ankle and doesn't go past the toe.
- Both Knees bend at 90° and the back knee stays 2-4 inches off the ground.
- Keep feet in line pointing forward and the majority of your weight should be in your front heel.
Quick Guide to Lunges
November 18, 2016
Lunges are a foundational movement exercise that can be done anywhere and everywhere. They are easy to do and there are so many variations that make them a great exercise. However, they are one of the most butchered exercises in the gym and have caused injuries. Lunges allow you to elevate your heart rate and target several muscle groups at the same time. The targeted muscles include the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and the calf muscles, abdominal muscles, and back muscles act as stabilizers. The Quick Guide to Lunges It's important to do lunges properly, as bad form can result in you not getting the full benefit of the exercise, or may even cause injury. There are several variations to the squat, but here are 6 tips to ensure proper form when executing basic squats: