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3 Ways to Make a Lunge More Challenging

Learn three ways to make a lunge more challenging from Warrior Fitness Boot Camp creators Ruben Belliard and Alex Fell in this Howcast workout video.


The first tip to make your lunges more challenging is foot placement. I like to tell people, think about a clock, you can start from 1, 2, 3' o'clock, and that's how you're gonna step. So, hands on my waist, I'm gonna step where the 1 o'clock would be at, come down, then right back. Next time I try 2 o'clock placement, and you can go around. if I'm willing to go to the 4 o'clock, I just go back and step back and then right back to the standing position. So simply just changing where you place your foot can make a normal lunge a bit more challenging.

The second way, we're gonna incorporate some bio-metrics in this one. So for this one you want to start already with that step forward, and all I'm gonna do is, I'm gonna jump, switch my legs and land with my other foot. So my right leg is gonna be in the back, my left leg is gonna be in the front. There's a few ways you can do this, first time you try it, leave your arms out to the side to give you some balance. You're gonna come up, switch your legs, then lunge down and switch. Once you get comfortable with that position, put your hands on your waist, and right into the lunge. The third way to make your lunges a bit more challenging is by adding a bit more weight.

I have some dumbbells, I'm gonna grab my dumbbells; and you can use anything for extra weight. You can have a bar, you can have a backpack on, whatever you feel comfortable, whatever you have at your disposal. The simple movement of a lunge stays the same, you lunge down, keep your back straight and come right back up, alternate to the other side. 3 ways to make your lunges more challenging, simply by your foot placement, adding some bio-metrics to the lunge and also adding some weight to the lunge. Those are 3 great ways to make your lunges a bit more challenging.

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