WALKING LUNGE AND REVERSE LUNGE

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These are both great exercises for toning the glutes, hamstrings and quads because they require multi-joint movements that force the body to stabilize its core while working the muscles in the lower body. The major point of difference between the two exercises is that the walking lunge places emphasis on the muscles of the quads with its forward step, while the backward step in the reverse lunge fully engages the glute muscles.

 

Both are considered benchmark exercises because they can be done with or without weights and just about anywhere. However, adherence to proper form will dictate how hard the muscles work, thus maximizing the exercises’ effectiveness.