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Importance of the Lunge Exercise

  By posted Jul 31st 2014
Diet & Fitness

 

Importance of Lunge Exercise


Lunges are a body weight exercise and may or may not need any weights or equipments. It may seem easy, but you will feel the muscle pain. Here's what you must need to know about lunges.

 


What muscle group do lunges exercise:


Glutes
Hamstring
Quadriceps
Calf muscles
Core muscles


Benefits of lunges:


Lunges increases heart rate, thereby increasing metabolism which leads to burning calories. Hence, lunges are effective for those trying to lose weight, especially around the abdomen.


Besides this lunges are effective for targeting certain muscle groups, which are mentioned earlier. These muscles lose to the fat and strengthen these muscles.


Variations for lunges:


Follow the proper posture of lunges, here, to avoid muscle pull or any injuries.


You can also try the Russian lunge exercise.


Or the forward lunge.


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