Pendulum Lunge

pendulum-lunge-250x250-s3This dynamic lunge will tone your lower body and core!

Muscles Worked: Calves, Gluteals, Hamstrings, Quadriceps Type: Resistance Exercise

Step 1

Stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart. Take a big step forward with your right leg, bending your knee so that your right thigh is parallel to the floor (keeping your knee behind your toes) and your left thigh is perpendicular to the floor.

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Step 2

Exhale, and pressing with your right foot, swing your left leg back up and return to the starting position.  You can either tap your foot on the ground if you are a beginner to reset yourself, or immediate move into Step 3 without pausing if you are more advanced.

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Step 3
Step backward with your right leg so that your left thigh is parallel to the floor and your right thigh is perpendicular to it.  Continue for a full right leg set, then switch legs and repeat.

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