OK folks, It's already time to sign up for NOVEMBER !
So.... Faithful lunge challengers.... you know what to do.
Newcomers.... join the NOVEMBER 2011 LUNGE CHALLENGE !
To join, add your name, alphabetically, with your goal listed as 0/goal # and get prepared to meet that goal and tone your thighs and buns!
How to perform a lunge:
To do a stationary lunge, start by standing up comfortably. Step ahead with one foot and lean forward until your knee reaches a 90-degree angle and your rear knee is parallel to the ground. Then return to the starting position. You'll feel some tension in your legs. Remember to take it slow and not go too deep if you are new to lunges.
Adding weights to your lunges:
Count the lunges just like you count the squats. (If you do static lunges that you hold, count your breath (inhale, exhale) as one lunge.)REFERENCES FOR LUNGES AND VARIATIONS:Stolen shamelessly from mission to lose:
basic lunge (from a wide leg (split squat) position)
How to do a Basic Lunge Leg Exercise: How to Exercise Your Legs | eHow.com
video: static lunge using a barbell
Workout Routines : Workouts: Static Lunges With a Barbell Video | General Exercise | Howcast.com
stepping forward and lunge
stepping backward and lunge (or reverse lunge)
static lunge (holding your position - a warrior in yoga. Back foot is bent outward)
crescent lunge - back foot is straight
Different lunges with variations from about.com
Lunges for the Hips, Glutes and Thighs
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