Balancing act: Lunges - Women's Running

Balancing act: Lunges

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Balancing act: Lunges

Balancing act: Lunges will build strength and power in your legs to give you that explosive power on the track and trail. Remember to build the reps up slowly, many runners have tight hamstrings that have to be broken in gently.


  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Step forward with your right leg.
  • Bend both knees to perform a lunge.
  • Push back up and step forward with your left leg.
  • Keep alternating between left and right.

Be safe

Keep your tummy muscles tight to aid your balance.


Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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