Today, we’re focusing on a very effective fitness and cardio exercise that strengthens and tones your legs: reverse lunges to high knee. Learn everything you need to know about this exercise, including how to do it perfectly. It’s so easy that anyone can do it!
Taken from traditional lunges, reverse lunges to high knee are easy to do, even if you’re a newbie to exercise. But first, you need to learn how to do this movement correctly, because it requires a certain amount of coordination. The FizzUp trainer breaks down each step of this exercise to help you do it correctly and get faster results.
After having broken down the exercise, it’s worth taking a look at the frequent difficulties people have with this exercise and to show you the tricks to help you avoid them.
“It’s hard to keep my balance”: The key to finding the right balance is to take the exercise seriously and to not do it too fast. You can also move your arms along with your legs. Once you’re more comfortable, you can pick up the pace.
“How far back does my foot need to go?”: Keep in mind that both your legs should form a 90° angle with your thighs and calves. This way, you’ll naturally figure out how far back your foot needs to go.
This bodyweight exercise mostly helps strengthen your lower body by using several leg muscles to effectively firm your thighs and tone your legs. Here’s a list of the muscles you’ll mainly be working.
To keep your workout fun and interesting, the FizzUp trainer has included a few lunge variations in his workout program. They all effectively work your leg and glute muscles. Here are two examples:
Forward lunge: This exercise is similar to reverse lunges to high knee, except that you’ll take a step forward instead of backward. What’s more, you don’t have to bring your knee up to your torso. Make sure you don’t do this exercise too quickly.
Side lunge: Start in the standing position, then take a large step to your left. Next, bend your knee and lower your body as far as you can by bringing your glutes close to your calves. Lastly, exhale as you come back up into the starting position. Repeat the exercise with the right side of your body.
The reverse lunge to high knee is a worthwhile bodyweight exercise because it strengthens your leg muscles to shrink your thighs and tone your behind. That’s why this exercise is excellent if you want to slim down your physique and get perfect glutes. It also makes a perfect supplement to squats. So don’t wait! Try the FizzUp online fitness training program now!