This lunge variation tones the lower glutes as well as the inner thighs. Hold a heavy dumbbell, medicine ball, or kettlebell at your chest to increase the difficulty of the move.
- Stand with your feet shoulder distance apart.
- Take a large step diagonally forward with your right foot, planting your foot at the 11 o'clock position. Sink down until your thighs form right angles. Keep the medicine ball stable.
- Extend your legs, then lift your right knee and bring it in toward your chest. Step back with your right leg, this time lunging behind your torso and stepping back to the eight o'clock position. As you sink down into the reverse lunge. This completes one rep. Complete your set, then switch sides.
- A set equals 15 to 20 reps on each leg. Do two sets.