Fat Burn: Bodyweight Lunge Variation for Flexible Strength

Get toned legs and create flexible strength with this yoga inspired fitness move that combines Bodyweight Lunge (Crescent Lunge) and Arm Circles. Bodyweight Lunge variation works to tone your lower body and promote beautiful stability within your core.

by Asana Rebel

1 Benefits

Releasing tension and keeping your shoulder joints healthy, this fat-burning exercise with circular arm rotations provides a much-needed stretch in your chest and neck while strengthening your thighs, calves and ankles. This exercise will give you strong legs, improve your balance and core stability.

2 Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Exhale and step your right foot forward between your hands, aligning your knee over your heel.
  2. Keeping your left leg strong and firm behind you, inhale and sweep your arms straight back and forward in a circular motion.
  3. As you circle your arms overhead, simultaneously bend your left knee.
  4. Repeat this pulsating sequence a total of 5 times, making sure to breathe steadily throughout.

3 Focus Areas

  • Stretches the groin area and opens the hips
  • Strengthens the legs and arms
  • Lengthens the spine

4 Bodyweight Lunge - Tips

Be careful not to overarch your lower back. Remember to roll open through your shoulders, lengthening your tailbone towards the floor and reaching back through your left heel.

5 Variations

If you’d prefer to lighten the overall level of exertion, simply place your hands on your hips if you have a shoulder injury or if you’re still working on building upper body strength.