Intensified Lunges

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Similar to training tools such as balance boards and discs, foam rollers can also be used for a variety of different balance drills and exercises. Take advantage of the roller’s cylindrical shape (and it’s ability to move with you) and use it for exercises like this rolling lunge:

Move Targets: Abdominals, gluteus and quadriceps 


Step 1: In a split stance, place your back foot on top of the roller.

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Step 2: Bend your front knee and extend your back leg out straight as you lower into a lunge, sliding your shin over top of the roller.

intensified lunges brooke griffin move 2

Step 3: Slowly rise up out of the lunge, drawing the roller in towards you as you stand.

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