Learn guitar chords for FREE through our new game Chord Master: http://bit.ly/ChordMasterYT Muscles Worked This variation of the lunge engages your whole core and lower back in addition to the front and back of the legs.? Getting Started Start the exercise by positioning yourself in a normal lunge stance. To do this, first step forward with your right leg and bend the right knee at a 90 degree angle.? Then drop your weight straight down over your hips and extend your left leg behind you. Rest only the toe on the ground. Bring the left knee down.? Now take a dumbbell and hold it between both your hands. Since this exercise engages the lumbar spine, it's a good idea to start with a light weight so you don't injure yourself. You can also hold a medicine ball instead of a dumbbell or even start off without any weight at all.? Perform the Exercise Once you're in the lunge position, you can start doing the lunge twist.? * Begin with your body in a lunge with your right foot stepped forward and your left leg extended behind you. Hold a weight between your hands.? * Leading with your shoulders and the dumbbell, twist your torso to the right side.? * Hold your torso in place for several seconds.? * Then move your body back to the center position.? * Continue twisting to the same side for about 15 repetitions.? * A different workout option is to step back to a standing position after each twist and alternate legs.? Disclaimer:?There is no "one size fits all" approach to exercise, diet or weight loss. Please be aware that not all exercises are for everyone and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. To reduce your risk of injury, consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Mahalo's experts offer advice that is in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/courses/get-fit/lower-body-exercises/lunge-twist/
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