Reverse Lunge
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ImageSubmitted by: Justin Leonard
Last updated: 1/22/2012

The reverse lunge is similar to the forward lunge. The only difference is that the movement takes place in reverse. This is a great exercise for upper leg and hip development.

The following are instructions for performing the reverse lunge on the LEFT leg:

Stand straight with your feet together. Place your hands on your hips. With your right leg, take one giant step backward and lower your hips. As you perform the reverse lunge, bend your left leg so that your thigh is parallel to the floor. Try to keep your left knee positioned directly over your ankle, and keep your torso upright at all times.

Use your left leg to stand back up. As you stand, your right leg should return to the starting point (feet together). Perform the reverse lunge for several repetitions; then repeat the movement starting with the other leg.
Step 1
Begin with feet together. Hands on hips.
Step 2
Keep left foot stationary. Take giant step backward with right leg. Lower hips. Bend knee until parallel.
Step 3
Return to the starting position. Exhale as you stand up. Repeat movement on opposite leg.
Exercise Details
Leg Exercises ( view all )
Difficulty Level MEDIUM
The reverse lunge is a medium difficulty exercise.
Target Muscle
Hip & Thigh
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