Muscle Groups

legs front thighs
Lunges are a popular lower body exercise that are commonly included in strength training routines. The exercise targets the muscles in the legs, particularly the quads, hamstrings, and glutes. To perform a lunge, stand with your feet hip-width apart, take a large step forward with one foot, and bend both knees until the back knee almost touches the ground. Make sure your front knee is directly above your ankle and your torso is upright. Push through your front heel to stand back up and repeat on the other leg. Lunges can be done with bodyweight alone, or they can be performed holding dumbbells or a barbell to add resistance. They can also be done in different variations, such as walking lunges, reverse lunges, and lateral lunges, to target the muscles from different angles. Lunges help to improve lower body strength and endurance, increase balance and stability, and can even help to improve posture and reduce the risk of injury in daily activities.