Rear Lunge

by Keli Roberts

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By adding instability, this rear lunge goes from ordinary to extraordinary. Use paper plates to add that instability. Begin standing on the paper plates with the balls of your feet on the center and your heels resting on the floor for stability. Perform a rear gliding lunge. Slide the leg back and slide it back in and alternate. To progress, reach down and then reach up overhead. Reach down and then come up, while the opposite hand reaches down and reaches up. For our third progression, perform this while tracking your hand. So it adds a proprioceptive task. Look at your fingertips, reach up and look at your fingertips. The whole time you're working, track your hand. That's a great way to add a balance challenge to an already unstable exercise, giving you a great progression.

About the Presenter

Keli Roberts

Keli Roberts IDEA Author/Presenter

Keli Roberts is a specialized tier-three personal trainer at Equinox in Pasadena, California. She is a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and Glidingn, a Kettlebell® Concepts-sponsored athlete and is on the BOSU® development team. Keli is also known for her award-winning videos, books and training seminars. She is a spokesperson for ACE, a 2007 inductee to the National Fitness Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award.