The Lunge is a single leg lower body exercise. This unilateral exercise is perfect to fix unbalances between legs as you will be giving the same intensity to both of them.
With this exercise you will mainly work the endurance and strength while having to maintain the balance for the position.
This exercise has many variants, as it can be done changing the leg at each repetition, walking lunge, side lunge... among many others. It's intensity can also be easily modified, from doing the exercise with your own body weight to using extra weight such as a pair of dumbbells or a barbell.
In the video example all the repetitions will be done using first one leg and then the other one.
The main Muscles worked in the lunge are:
- Lower Body: Quads, Glutes, Hamstring and calves.
- Upper body: Core Muscles.
For further Squat technique specifications see our post about Squat Technique.