Creative Training Techniques for Lunging

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Aside from squats, lunges are a popular leg exercise. They make a great exercise when you’re bored at home, or don’t have the time to go to the gym. Plus, they don’t require any equipment!

But if you keep doing the same style and reps over and over, you’re probably going to miss out on the additional benefits you get from it.

Before we head on to the creative training techniques for lunging to maximize your gains, it’s important to know the basics and the correct way to do it. Learn in this article on Shape:

Know Your Basics: How to Do a Lunge

Lunges are a quintessential exercise; you can do them anywhere and the effects can be seen in no time, in the form of shapely, toned legs and backside (just in time for bikini season!). If you’re planning on incorporating lunges into your routine, however, make sure you’re not doing more harm than good. Find out how to do lunges correctly below. Read more…

It’s so easy to learn, right? Funny how that one simple exercise can burn a lot of calories in just a few reps!

Furthermore, here are ways to spice up your simple lunges, as listed by strength and conditioning specialist Eric Velazquez on Muscle and Fitness:

LUNGES: A 6-STEP PROGRAM

The lunge is a great exercise on a number of levels. It builds functional strength, improves athleticism and effectively builds size and strength in all the major muscles of your lower body. What’s not to like? (Besides the crippling next-day soreness, that is?) Read more…

And lastly, read as Men’s Health’s team talks about four ways to improve your technique:

IMPROVE YOUR LUNGE TECHNIQUE

The MH guide to this classic muscle-building, posture-bolstering. Read more…

What now? Well, if you’re not yet engaged in this easy and safe workout, I suggest you try it.

Learn the creative training techniques for lunging that was mentioned above to double, even triple, the benefits you get from it. This is because your body grows more as you provide more challenges in any workout you do. You can change the direction, add weights or medicine ball, and increase the reps.

Lunges will improve your range of motion, balance, strength, flexibility, basically your overall athletic performance, as well as your posture. They will also strengthen your core muscles, so if you want to have a six-pack abs, then this is for you!

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