This exercise is ideal for not only strengthening the muscles of the lower extremity but also for burning calories!


To strengthen the muscles in the lower extremity


  • The athlete stands with the injured leg a wide stance in front of the other.
  • With the weight shifted onto the front leg, the back knee is slowly bent and dropped down towards the floor.
  • The lunge position may be held to increase difficulty.

Muscles worked:


Walking lunges are a more advanced version of the lunge.