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When people think of exercise they usually envision rows of treadmills and ellipticals and … the dreaded free weights.

Free weights are actually more beneficial for building balanced strength and functional capacity. BUT they can seem scarier than most other options because you have to know what to do with them.

Just like the idea of free weights, certain exercises hold the same issues. One of these such exercises is the lunge.

If done correctly, this exercise can help to balance the muscle strength, tone and even mobility for your lower body. If done incorrectly, this exercise can cause pain and discomfort and might even cause you to not want to ever do it again.

Today’s video will walk you through how to properly perform a lunge so that you can use it to your benefit rather than letting it become your demise.