Lower body

Reverse Lunge Exercise


  • Strengthens and tones glutes, hamstrings, and calves
  • Improves strength and stability related to walking and running.
  • Increases ability to get up and down from the ground.

How to do Step Back Lunges:

Starting Position: Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart.

Movement: Step back your left foot.  Bend both knees to 90 degrees.

Return: Drive through right heel and to come back to standing. Repeat on other side.

Modifications and Progressions:

  • To simplify Step Back Lunges, hold on to a stable surface, and/or take a smaller step back.
  • To advance Step Back Lunges, raise your arms in the air for a core challenge.

Movement Tips:

  • Be sure to keep feet shoulder width apart throughout the movement.  Think of your feet being on railroad tracks, rather than a balance beam.
  • Pull your shoulder blades down and lift your chest up with your eyes forward.
  • Drive through the front heel and spread the toes throughout the movement.


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