How To Do The Dreaded Lunges In The Safest Way Possible

Natasha Nesic, NASM CPT
1 min readNov 2, 2022
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  1. Put your hands on your hips. Look down at your feet.
  2. Ask yourself if they’re hip-width. This is safe for your knees and helps with balance.
  3. Shift your weight into your back leg and butt. Again, this is for knee and hip safety.
  4. Ask yourself if you can lower yourself one half-inch (or one centimeter) in this position.
  5. Go lower only if you feel you can. If you’ve never done lunges before, go slow with this.
  6. Squeeze your butt to straighten your legs again. Nice job!
  7. Add a pillow or yoga blog under your back leg if you want to use it to drop against for support.
  8. Make it more challenging whenever you desire.
  9. Don’t feel pressured to do more than you’re ready for.
  10. Enjoy better walking and stronger leg muscles! (Don’t forget to squeeze your butt when you step!)
Natasha Nesic, NASM CPT

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