How to Do a Power Lunge Exercise

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Lunges are a great toning exercise and work all the muscles in your lower body. Power lunges work them even harder while increasing your heart rate. Focus on your abs and all the muscles in your legs when doing power lunges to receive the full benefits of this exercise.

  • Face forward with your legs about shoulder width apart. Keep your hands on your hips during this exercise.

  • Lift your right leg up, and bend it at the knee at a 90-degree angle so that your leg is in an upside-down "L" shape. Align your knee and hip as well as your knee and ankle.

  • Keep your back straight and tall and your head up, looking forward.

  • Focus your weight on the toes of your left foot as you push your body forward, and lower your right foot to the floor several feet in front of you into a lunge. Exhale as you go down.

  • Let your foot land heel first, and then roll your foot downward to the toe to prevent yourself from stomping on your foot, which puts excess pressure and stress on your ankles and knees.

  • Inhale as you bring your body back up into that same position, with your knee and hip in a line and your knee and ankle in a line. Keep your abdominal muscles tight when you do this. Return to a standing position.

  • Switch to the opposite leg, and do the same number of reputations on each side. Do 10 to 20 on each leg for a good toning workout.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't let the right knee extend past the toes when doing power lunges.

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