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How to Do a Warrior Lunge

Learn how to do a lunge from Warrior Fitness Boot Camp creators Ruben Belliard and Alex Fell in this Howcast workout video.


I'm Ruben Belliard from Warrior's Boot Camp here in New York City. Today I'm going to show you how to do a lunge. A lunge is a great lower body exercise and it can be done anywhere.

The first thing you do is place your hands on your hips, and we're going to step forward with our right foot. OK? So I'm going to step forward. Now that's a few things you have to be aware of when you do this. When I go down, I want to go straight down. All right? I don't want to lean forward. I don't want my weight to come forward. Just like this. I want to take a big step, always standing tall and go straight down. And your knee doesn't necessarily have to touch the floor. Maybe a few inches off the floor. Then you come back into the standing position.

Now once you start to do a few repetitions, it's easy to get that momentum and shift that weight forward. But try to resist that. Keep your back straight, straight down, and push back to the standing position.

So there's a few things you don't want to do when you perform a lunge. When you take that step forward, don't lean forward. Don't shift your weight forward. Remember to step forward and go straight down. And look down sometimes. It helps. You can tell. If you look down at your knee, where is it in relationship to your toes? Is it past it? Is it behind it? If you're looking at the floor, you're not doing it correctly. You have to look straight ahead, go down, and push it back. All right? Same thing with the other leg. Find a good position. Take a step down. Go straight down. Do not lean forward. And push back to the start position.

And that's how you do a lunge.

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