One-Two Strong Legs Here They Come
This weekend’s challenge is going to help you burn a ton of extra calories in just 20 minutes. If you’re looking for an extra workout to finish off your week, this reverse lunge challenge is just what you need.
Lower body exercises are always your go-to exercises when you’re looking for some serious fat-burning and muscle-building opportunities. The muscles that make up your legs and buttocks are some of your largest muscles, so they have a bigger impact overall. Regardless of your fitness goals, building and conditioning larger muscle groups will lead to a stronger physique and a faster metabolism.
The lunge is one of the best lower body movements. When combined with a set of dumbbells or a tension band, it can easily be transformed into a total body exercise.
But the focus of this challenge is the reverse lunge. The reverse lunge offers a simple twist on the traditional lunge that will get you working up a serious sweat.
The Reverse Lunge
For the reverse lunge, you’re going to start by standing with your feet at shoulder width. Keeping one foot planted firmly in place, lift the opposite foot off the ground and extend it behind you, resting on your back toes. Lower into the lunge by bending your front knee at a 90 degree angle, and bring your back knee as close to the ground as possible without touching it. You should feel the squeeze in your hamstrings and glutes.