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9/23/07

Current Weight: 250 lbs. (74.49% of the way done!)

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396

 

 

200

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Lower Body Workout Series: Lunges Part 1

How would you like to get fitness tips and suggestions from Kim Lyons nearly every day? She has great tips and ideas for easy exercise that you can do anywhere, anytime and they fit into everyday life. They are on her video blog at Fast Track where I'm a member.

I sent her a message on Fast Track and asked if I could feature her exercise videos here on my site. She said sure!



Here's what Kim had to say:

These tips are critical to doing lunges correctly, so even if you’re doing them now, pay attention. (I demonstrate every one of these tips in the video):

>The first mistake I see with lunges is that people don’t have their stride length correct. Usually it’s too short.

>Start with the stationary lunge. Get your foot back as far as you can, but that back foot is NEVER flat and never hits the floor. Your shoulders are back, chin is up, abs are tight. Do not lean forward! My front knee is right on top of my ankle – always form a 90-degree angle with your front knee. Watch the video to see my form and tempo.

>When you get the stationary lunge down, you can move into a front lunge. The biggest thing here is taking a big enough step forward so you maintain your balance but you’re not crunching that front knee over your toe. Explode off your front foot!

MEN: for all you guys thinking you can tune out because this is a chick exercise…no way. Do this with weights in your hands and this is a really tough exercise.

>Now you’re ready for a reverse lunge. Take a big step backwards and then explode off your toe. If you can’t do this without wobbling, you need to practice the stationary lunge first.

>Once you get the stationary, front and reverse lunges down, try this: TICK-TOCK Lunge! With this one you lunge forward and then back.

If you’re brand new at lunges and you’re not sure if you’ve got your front knee properly aligned…here’s my top tip: Do this up against a wall! Watch the video because I know that sounds weird.

There you have it…the first day of leg day. Make sure you get these basics right before we move on to the next exercises. We’ll cover the quads, hamstrings, calves and glutes all this week and probably a little of next week, too!

Kim

P.S. I'd love to know how challenging you found the TICK TOCK lunge and how you’re doing with keeping your balance. Please post your results. I read ALL your posts!


Most Fit Tips from Kim are featured here on Mondays. Check back here each Monday for more exercise tips and ideas from Kim Lyons and Fast Track to Fat Loss.

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