The front lunge is a great exercise to work the lower body muscles, especially the quadriceps (thighs). Beginners may wish to have their arms extended out to the sides, in order to give better balance during the lunge.
Stand tall at the start of your front lunge, with your feet shoulder width apart, with your hands by your sides, or placed out horizontally to aid your balance.
Lunge forward with one leg, so that your thigh is parallel to the floor, with your knee over your toes, keeping your back straight and head up throughout the movement.
Your rear heel should naturally rise off the floor, with that knee resting close to the floor when you extend forward.
Keeping your abdominal muscle contracted, push down on your front foot in order to push yourself back to your starting position, whereby you can then repeat the exercise, working either the same leg (harder) or alternate your legs.
Stretch and Warm Up before you commence any exercise and aim to finish with some good stretching to let your body and mind recover.
Look in the Home Workout area for a great sample workout, if any of these exercises are too hard, then adjust them to your own needs.
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