Parkour/Exercises/The Lunge

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When done correctly, the Lunge will help to stretch the hamstrings and work out quads. Holding the stretch for fifteen seconds will increase effectiveness.

Steps[edit]

  1. Start in a karate-like stance, with one leg in front of the other and front shoulder facing forward.
  2. Squat down a small amount, bending your knees.
  3. Quickly move your front leg out in front of you and place it so you are almost in a split.
  4. Lean onto your front knee, placing pressure on it and stretching the back leg.
  5. Keep your body sideways and make sure your front knee is only at a right angle. Also keep your front foot facing straight and your back foot outwards.