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How to Perform the Reverse Lunge to Balance

The REVERSE LUNGE TO BALANCE is a great progression from a regular lunge. However before you progress to this lunge pattern, please make sure you are performing the basics well first.

To help you nail them down, check out my post on how to lunge properly and learn how to achieve the best lunge form possible.

With that, I present to you…



Why we like it:

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  • It forces you to keep the weight in your front foot
  • It helps to improve single leg balance
  • It helps build core and hip stability; especially gluteal recruitment (translation: it’s a good butt exercise 😉 )
  • It’s a progression from the regular lunge that requires no additional equipment



Recommended sets & reps:

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  • 3 x 10 per side




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  • Lunge patterns can be completed safely 2-3x per week depending on your current level of fitness and training volume.



Don’t have your balance down pat quite yet? No worries! You can tap your foot at any point for balance, or just complete a regular REVERSE LUNGE or REVERSE SLIDE LUNGE.

Give it a try and let me know what you think! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to bring them to my attention.



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About the author

Andrea Lawson has been a practicing Kinesiologist since 2008 and is the founder of Balance in Motion, a training facility created for people to rehabilitate from injuries, improve athletic performance, and crush their health and fitness goals. She is passionate about providing a space where anyone can step foot in and feel both comfortable and productive no matter the injury, age, or stage they may be at in their fitness journey. With this vision, Andrea has witnessed her clients achieve goals they never thought possible, and gain unmatched levels of confidence in themselves, helping them to Go Beyond Better.