How to Do a Diagonal Lunge

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A diagonal lunge is really only going to be successful if you know how to pull it off properly. Find out how to do a diagonal lunge with help from a fitness expert and certified personal trainer in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Kristy Lee Wilson. I am a personal trainer and performance enhancement specialist. You can visit my website at Today, I am going to show you how to do a diagonal lunge. To perform a diagonal lunge you want to start with the feet about hip width apart. The diagonal lunge is really going to challenge your balance. So put your hands on your hips, really engage your core. If you need to you can have your hands out in front of you. Whatever you feel most comfortable with. You want to keep the chest up. Now we are going to step out onto a 45 degree angle. Very important to continue to face forward. A lot of people tend to turn the direction that they're going. You want to make sure you stay facing forward. So to step out on a 45 degree angle you want to come down into that lunge position. Bend the back leg, it's going to allow you to sit down lower really getting into that glute. You are going to feel the quads working. Knee and tow continue to point forward. Press through the heel to come back to the start position. Step out to the side, come down into that lunge. You also want to make sure that the knee stays behind the toes. If you come forward over the toes it puts a lot of pressure on that knee joint. You want to make sure that you stay back. Press through the heel, come back to the start position. Now if you want to add a little bit of an extra challenge you can use some dumbbells, even a barbell on the back of your shoulders. You want to keep the reps high, 15 to 20 repetitions for about two to three sets. Make sure you really feel that burn in the legs. I'm Kristy Lee Wilson and we just learned how to do a diagonal lunge.


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