Deirdre Rae's Top 5 Lunge Movements

Looking to improve strength in your legs? Deirdre Rae has put together her 5 best lunge exercises for strong and lean legs. She also includes her favourite G+C products to work out in! Check them out below.

1. SINGLE LEG RAISED LUNGE JUMP: Begin by standing with your feet hip-width apart. Step one leg back and lower your body into a lunge, making sure your front knee is directly above your ankle. From this position, jump up explosively while raising the back leg up towards your chest. Land softly on the front foot and repeat the movement on the other side.

For this plyometric exercise, it's important to wear leggings or shorts such as the contender shorts and exercise tops such as the activate vests that allows for a full range of motion and provides support for your movements.

2. LUNGE CROSS UNDER: Start by standing with your feet hip-width apart. Take a step forward with your right foot and lower your body into a lunge, keeping your right knee directly above your ankle. As you push back up, bring your left foot in front of your right foot and cross it over to the right side. Repeat the movement on the other side, stepping forward with your left foot.

For this movement, be sure to choose leggings such as our celero leggings that are stretchy and allow for easy movement, high-waisted that won't slip down as you move. Pair with an exercise top that provides support and coverage, such as a celero sports bra or tank top.

3. WIDE STANCE SIDE LUNGE: Begin by standing with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart and toes pointing forward. Lower your body to the right side, bending your right knee and keeping your left leg straight. Keep your left foot flat on the ground and your left leg straight as you shift your weight to the right side. Push back up to the starting position and repeat on the other side.

For this movement, wear leggings that are comfortable and allow for a full range of motion, such as our high-waisted swift leggings with a stretchy waistband. Pair with a breathable exercise top, such as a moisture-wicking run free t-shirt.

4. CURTSY LUNGE + KICK: Start by standing with your feet hip-width apart. Take a step back and to the left with your right foot, crossing it behind your left leg. Lower your body into a curtsy lunge, bending both knees and keeping your torso upright. As you push back up, lift your right leg off the ground and kick it out to the side. Repeat the movement on the other side.

Curtsy is a wide movment which you will want leggings that wont budge for, choose our all-in leggings that are stretchy and allow for easy movement with no adjusting between movements needed. Pair with an all in bra for support and style.

5. BENT OVER SIDE LUNGE: Begin by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and toes pointing forward. Hinge forward from your hips, keeping your back straight and your core engaged. Shift your weight to the right side, bending your right knee and keeping your left leg straight. Reach down with your left hand and touch the ground next to your right foot. Push back up to the starting position and repeat on the other side.

For this side movement in shorts you will be after comfort and coverage such as our celero or bike shorts that are comfortable and allow for a full range of motion with a high-waist. Pair with a breathable exercise top, such as a loose-fitting relentless tank top.

 
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@gympluscoffee 5 Lunge Excercises for strong legs with @dierdrerae_ Hit Save to try it yourself 👇 1. single Leg Raised Lunge Jump 2. Lunge Cross Under 3. Wide Stance Side Lunge 4. Curtsy Lunge + Kick 5. Bent Over Side Lunge #gympluscoffee #legday #legdayexcercises #excercisetips ♬ original sound - Gym Plus Coffee