Tips from the Pros

Love Your Legs with Side Lunges!

You’ve already know reverse lunges to high knee, so we’re ready to introduce you to side lunges to give you another reason to love your legs again! The FizzUp trainer spills all the secrets to doing this extra-effective exercise the right way. Watch out, saddlebags!

HOW TO DO SIDE LUNGES

One of the best things about side lunges is that they can put a little more variety into your FizzUp workout and keep it just as effective. Give yourself a new record to beat with this super easy strength training exercise. And because it’s equipment-free, you can do it where you want, when you want!

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Starting position: Stand with your back straight. Take a big step to the right so that your feet are far apart. Your toes should be pointed outward.

The right movement: Remember to breathe in as you bend your right knee to lower your glutes. Continue to bend your knee as far as you can, until your glutes come close to your calf. Exhale as you push up with your right thigh to return to the starting position. Repeat the movement with the left leg. Move from left to right to strengthen both sides.

THE TRAINER’S TIPS FOR SIDE LUNGES

“Inhale as you go down and exhale as you come up.”: The FizzUp trainer couldn’t stress this enough! Breathing right is key as you do the exercise! Not only is it a big help when you start feeling tired, but it also helps you get into a good pace.

“Keep your knee bent and aligned with your feet.”: To get the most out of this exercise, mastering it is so important. As the FizzUp trainer will show you, a good side lunge is when your bent knee stays aligned with your foot. Never let it go past your toes when you bend.

“Lower your buttocks, not your back.”: Like squats, don’t lower your back so far that you end up completely bent over at the end of the exercise. Point your tailbone backward as you keep your back straight. Avoid injury by keeping your upper body perfectly upright.

MUSCLES WORKED WITH SIDE LUNGES

Side lunges effectively sculpt your legs. They actively work your hamstrings, adductors and quads and target trouble spots that tend to show cellulite. Side lunges tone up your muscles to give them sexy curves.

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The other perk of this exercise is that it builds a booty. You’ll start to see a difference after just a few workouts with side lunges. You can also get glutes that kill with the Glutes Focus*. It brings together the best strength training exercise to give you a round and firm behind. Don’t forget about the Cal Burner Add-on* after your workout to slim down your physique. It keeps your body burning fat for up to 48 hours after exercise.

Ready to give it all you’ve got when you start your next FizzUp workout? The trainer is waiting for you! See for yourself how impressive side lunges are now!

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