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Warm up 2 – Twist with Jump

Exercise / Body warmup

How to perform the exercise

The basics: It’s important to do lunges properly so you don’t put unwanted strain on your joints. Here’s how to perfect your form:

  • Keep your upper body straight, with your shoulders back and relaxed and chin up (pick a point to stare at in front of you so you don’t keep looking down). Always engage your core.
  • Step forward with one leg, lowering your hips until both knees are bent at about a 90-degree angle. Make sure your front knee is directly above your ankle, not pushed out too far, and make sure your other knee doesn’t touch the floor. Keep the weight in your heels as you push back up to the starting position.

Even though lunges are one of the best ways to work your lower body, some people tend to avoid lunges because it can put too much strain on the knees. If you feel pain, take smaller steps as you lunge.

CAUTION: If you suffer from knee pain, reduce your range of motion by taking smaller steps.

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your back straight
  • Look up while you are completing the movement
  • Engage your core muscles
  • Lower your hips until both knees are bent at about a 90-degree angle.
  • Make sure your front knee is directly above your ankle, not pushed out too far.
  • Make sure your other knee doesn’t touch the ground.

Variations

  1. Reverse Lunge.  – Moving in a reverse direction requires more skill and helps regain some balance and athleticism.
  2. Change it up with side lunges so you can work your lower body muscles in a different way than you normally do. Find out the correct way to do a side lunge here.