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.
Walking lunges are a more advanced version of the lunge.