Tuesday, April 9

Exercise of the Month: April

by JCC Association and One Club

The glutes (your butt muscles) are one of the body's strongest muscle groups and include your body's largest muscle: the gluteus maximus. 

Making the glutes a focus of your workout can help burn big calories, and that's why everyone can benefit from adding lunges, which target the glutes, to their regular routine.

EXERCISE OF THE MONTH: Rear Lunge to High Knee

How to do it:
  • Stand with your right foot placed firmly on a step/bench, knee bent.
  • Stretch your left leg back into a lunge position
  • Lift your arms straight overhead
  • In one motion, pull your left knee up and your arms down, contracting your core. 
  • Reach your left foot back behind you into the lunge and raise your arms back up overhead
  • Perform 15-30 reps, then switch sides
Primary Movers: Glutes, Quads, Core

Benefits: Power

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