Strength: Weighted lunges - Women's Running

Strength: Weighted lunges

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Strength weighted lunges

Strength: Weighted lunges improve your running stride and help prepare your muscles for the extra effort needed when you increase the length of your run.


  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a weight in each hand.
  • Step forward with your right foot.
  • Bend both knees and lower your left (back) knee down to the floor.
  • Lift up and push back to the starting position.
  • the move with your left leg.
  • Alternate between right and left.

Be safe

Keep your back upright, look forward and keep your tummy muscles tight.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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