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5 Minute Workout Part 2: Lunges

5 Minute Workout Part 2: Lunges

20/20 Burnout Part 2!

Part 2: lunges! I figured I would make this 5 Minute workout a multiple part series because its why not AND its fun! If you checked out Part 1, you did squats. If you didn’t check out part 1, I’ll give you a brief run down. I take a “Strength” class at the gym I am a member at every Tuesday and Thursday. The trainer/instructor had this idea to end class with a 5 minute workout finisher. When he told us we would be doing the exercises for 40 seconds but the goal would be to only do 1 rep, we are all shocked and slightly confused. HAHA!  After doing this finisher, I knew I needed to share this with all of you!

When I first did this finisher in class and I wanted to post about it, I asked on my Instagram which type of workout people would want to see first: squats or lunges? The majority wanted to see squats only first but a lot still wanted to see lunges. SO, I thought I would do lunges too! I love lunges! They work pretty much EVERY muscle in the legs! Who doesn’t want that?

 

5 Minute Lunge Burner

I will go through the basics of how this will work. For part 2, you will do the same thing as part 1. You will slowly lower yourself down for 20 seconds then you will slowly raise back up for 20 seconds. For example, while doing a lunge, you would slowly lower down with your back knee almost touching the ground. Then the next 20 seconds you would raise back up, pushing through your front heel, to standing.

Sounds easy, enough… The hardest part of this is really taking your time and definitely using your core for balance. Since part 2 is all lunges, make sure you do both sides! There are only 3 lunges but since you need to do both sides, it will be 40 seconds of work, 10 seconds to get set up on the other side and it should take you 5 minutes! 5 minutes to BURN OUT those legs!! And pair this with the squats only workout and 10 minutes after you started, your legs and booty will be feeling great!

 

Step by Step Instructions

Reverse Lunge – left

  • First, start with your left foot in front of you and your right foot behind you
  • Next, slowly lower yourself down into a lunge for 20 seconds, keeping your right knee off the ground
  • Then, slowly rise back up for 20 seconds

 

 

Reverse Lunge – right

  • First, start with your right foot in front of you and your left foot behind you
  • Next, slowly lower yourself down into a lunge for 20 seconds, keeping your left knee off the ground
  • Then, slowly rise back up for 20 seconds

 

 

Lateral Lunge Right

  • First, start with your legs wide apart but pointing forward
  • Next, bending at your right knee, slowly lower into a lateral lunge for 20 seconds
  • Then, slowly rise back up for 20 seconds

 

Lateral Lunge Left

  • First, start with your legs wide apart but pointing forward
  • Next, bending at your left knee, slowly lower into a lateral lunge for 20 seconds
  • Then, slowly rise back up for 20 seconds

 

 

Curtsy Lunge Left

  • First, Start with your left leg diagonally behind your right leg
  • Next, slowly lower into a lunge for 20 seconds
  • Then, slowly rise back up for 20 seconds

 

 

Curtsy Lunge Right

  • First, Start with your right leg diagonally behind your left leg
  • Next, slowly lower into a lunge for 20 seconds
  • Then, slowly rise back up for 20 seconds

 

 

What is your favorite type of lunge? I love curtsy lunges! They really work the side of the booty! YES!!

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