Rear Lunge

Rear Lunge

What muscles do Rear Lunge work?

The Rear Lunge primarily works the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and calf muscles. This exercise also engages the muscles of the lower back, hips, and core, as well as the muscles of the legs and feet. The rear lunge is a great exercise for improving balance, stability, and overall leg strength, as well as targeting the muscles of the posterior chain. Holding weights during the lunge can increase the overall difficulty of the exercise, leading to greater strength and tone in the muscles.

How do you do a Rear Lunge?

Here are the steps to perform a Rear Lunge:

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold a AguaForce Weight in each hand.

  • Take a step backwards with one leg, landing on the ball of your foot and lowering your back knee towards the floor.

  • Exhale as you lower your body and keep your chest lifted.

  • Inhale as you push back up to the starting position, using your front leg and glutes.

  • Repeat the movement with the opposite leg.

  • Repeat the movement for the desired number of reps, alternating legs with each rep.

It's important to maintain proper form and keep your front knee in line with your ankle. Avoid letting your front knee cave inward, which can place undue strain on the knee. Additionally, keep your core engaged throughout the exercise to maintain stability and avoid rounding your lower back.