Hi! And Happy Monday morning!
How often do you hear someone say that they love lunges? I’m not kidding. I really do. I’ve been doing them since I was around 22 (40 years) and they have changed my body. That and squats have helped me be able to do everything I want to do like run, ski, hike, surf. The combo have kept me strong and lean. Of course I am also super consistent with my workouts and I eat mostly plant based.
Lunges, done right with a slight forward lean, weight in the front hip, core braced, and touching my knee to the ground, are an exercise that I have to stay consistent with, or else.. I will get super sore if I skip even one week. So I stay committed, and if I don’t feel like doing them, I flash forward to how I will feel when I’m done. Stronger! I usually use a 20lb med ball and love adding a twist. Today I grabbed a 12lb dumbbell. Good enough, and I asymmetrically weighted my body with one dumbbell. My core has to do its job to stabilize these stepping lunges. Fun!
Have a great week!