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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 2

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:

Before we start, I’d like to talk about knees. A lot of you posted issues about your knees, and the top concern was: snapping, popping and cracking. That’s usually calcium deposits underneath the kneecap. It’s nothing to worry about! You’re fine.

For those of you having pain, that’s usually just weakness. And, as you lose weight, your pain will go away! If it really bothers you, try making your lunge a little less low. Don’t go as deep into the lunge at first.

Also, there are three great supplements you need to be taking to help lubricate your joints: glucosamine, chondroitin and Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

Now to kick your butt! Today’s lunges are for you to try once you’ve mastered yesterday’s lunges.

>Knee Lift Lunge. You go down into the lunge, then bring the knee up. If you’re using free weights or a bar, there are endless varieties of what you can do – watch the video for a few suggestions. A slight variation is adding a modified crunch.

>Glute Lunge. The big thing with this is to make sure it’s a very small, controlled motion. Your chest stays up, your hips are parallel with the floor…keep your balance! My favorite way to do Glute Lunges is…walking. The lifts are very slow. For the MEN: you can hold 45 pound plates to make this exercise more challenging!

>Plyometric Lunge. This is an advanced lunge. Try it AFTER you’ve mastered all the other lunges we’ve covered. You start in a lunge position and then bounce to the next lunge. The big thing with this: don’t land heavy! You should be light on your feet!

That’s it for today! Tomorrow…squats!! Get ready.

Kim

P.S. We’ve covered 7 lunges: Stationary, Front, Reverse, TICK-TOCK, Knee Lift, Glute and Plyometric. What's your favorite lunge?


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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