Outdoor Workouts: Lunge Ups
Part of staying fit and healthy is working with what you have, you don’t need a gym! “Lunge ups” are one of my favorite work-out moves and you can find different places to do them!
Watch Video to see How to do a Lunge Up:
Basically, you start on the ground facing a “bench” (higher surface) with one foot up on the bench-putting yourself in an upright lunge position. Stepping* onto the bench, lift your other knee high keeping your foot parallel with the floor, then drop it back down to the ground. Immediately pop up again with the same leg. Do 3 sets of 20 on each leg (or build up to that) and you will be sure to work up a sweat! This will work your gluteus, thighs and balance! Have fun and push yourself.
* Be sure to check that your knee does not go inward, and hold your core in to stay balanced.
THIS FITNESS TIP WAS POSTED IN THE AUGUST 2014 ISSUE OF “THE COCONUT WIRE” E-NEWSLETTER