The Home Exercise of the Week this week is the Reverse Lunge Leg Kick. If you ever have one of those personal trainers that are always pushing you to do more when you don’t want to, then this exercise could come in handy! 😉
Like a regular reverse lunge, the Reverse Lunge Leg Kick works your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. Adding the leg kick however, will increase the difficulty and will greatly improve balance, coordination, and core strength.
Some key points to remember when doing the Reverse Lunge Leg Kick:
- Step backwards with one leg and lunge down until both legs are at 90 degree angles
- Keep your back upright and straight throughout the movement
- When stepping out of the lunge, push up through your front heel
- When raising your knee up to do the kick, make sure to really squeeze your ab muscles (make sure your trainer is close enough in front of you as well if he/she is annoying you!)
- give a nice forceful kick and bring the same leg back in to the lunge and repeat
- do 10 to 12 reps for one leg then repeat on the other leg
So there you have the Reverse Lunge Leg Kick! This is a great variation to the regular lunge and also good practice if you ever want to be a kung fu master!