Build Lower Body Strength with Lunges

Popular San Francisco-based personal trainer Thomas Stracke stopped by Sun Basket HQ recently to coach us in some essential exercises to maximize our fitness routines.

Lunges are an excellent way to build lower body strength and tone muscles. While targeting the glutes and quads, they’re also great for balance. Stracke demonstrates three steps to perfect in order to make sure you’re doing lunges the right way. 


How to do a lunge: 

  • Standing with your feet in line with your hips, step one leg back, lowering your hips until your knees are each bent at a 90-degree angle. Keep the heel of your front leg strongly planted into the ground. 
  • Make sure your front knee is directly above your ankle. If it’s not, step your back foot back further. 
  • Keep your weight in your front heel and your chest up as you push back up to the starting position bringing your feet back to the starting position. 
  • Repeat for 30 to 60 seconds then switch legs.