Lunge with Rotations

Burn More Calories

A great way to burn more calories and keep your heart rate up during a strength training workout is to intersperse cardio moves throughout your routine. I love this lunge because it not only keeps your heart rate up but it also works your legs and core. It is easy to make it more challenging, simply change up the static lunge for a walking lunge. Be sure you can correctly perform lunges before adding the twist. Include 1 set of 10 to 15 reps (with each leg) of these lunges in the beginning, in the middle and at the end of your next workout.

Do it Right

  • Stand in a neutral lunge position with left foot forward, knees soft, abdominals tight & chest lifted, raise right heel so you are balanced on your toes, hold a medicine ball or light weight against your chest
  • Bend both knees to lower body down as far as possible while rotating upper body toward the left
  • Quickly extend both knees & rotate torso back to center to return to starting position
  • Continue until all reps are complete
  • Switch sides & complete same number of reps

Demonstrated by: Lisa Morrin


WARNING: You must consult your physician before you begin this or any other exercise program

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