Reverse Lunge with Rear Leg Raise




Equipment Needed:

No Equipment

Workout type:

Balance/Agility, Low Impact, Strength Training, Toning

Body focus:


Stand with your feet together. Step backward, and bend both knees to drop directly between your feet to a lunge position. Push up and forward through your heels, coming up and balancing on your front leg, then lift and squeeze your rear leg back and up. Step back again with the rear leg, returning to the lunge position. Once all repetition are complete switch legs and repeat.

Purpose of the exercise

This bodyweight move challenges multiple thigh and hip muscles simultaneously, similar to a traditional lunge. However the added rear leg raise increases the work done by the glute muscles, toning and lifting the glute muscles. This dynamic lunge also adds a challenge to your balance and control by making you step backwards and balance on one leg. The balance required for this exercise also incorporates your core muscles to help tone the abdominals, obliques, and lower back.


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