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3. Walking Lunge

LOSE THAT BEER BELLY AND GAIN MUSCLE FOR THE SEASON

16:10 3rd December 2013 by Nina Zietman @ninazietman
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APPROX. TIME: 5 to 10 minutes
WORKS ON: gluteals, quadriceps, hamstrings
HELPS MY RIDING BY: strengthening legs, improves stability and balance

Walking-Lunges

1)     Begin in a tall standing posture with hands placed on hips.

2)     Step forward into a lunge, aiming to arrive with the back knee just above floor level. The back knee should finish under the hips with the front knee arriving directly above the front foot, with an upright shin angle. You should have 90-degree angles at hip, knee and ankle joints on leading leg, and same on knee/angle of lowered leg.

3)     Do not to let your upper body tip forward at hips or fall sideways right or left. Drive upward out of the lunge travelling forward with the trailing leg (back leg).

4)     Bringing both feet together again, take a brief pause if required before continuing to lunge forward with the opposite leg.

Do 10 lunges then walk back to recover. Build up to 20 or 30 lunges.

TIP: to progress, Place your hands on the crown of your head or in the advanced overhead position.

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