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Front Lunges with Shoelace Tap

by RealJock Staff

This exercise provided courtesy of Billy Polson, founder and co-owner of DIAKADI Body training gym, voted best personal training gym in San Francisco by CitySearch in 2006.

Benefits
This modified lunge without weights gives your legs a great workout and improves flexibility.

Muscles Worked
Legs

Starting Position
Stand erect with your feet hip-width apart and your arms hanging at your sides.

Exercise

  1. From the starting position, step your right leg forward (see Photo 1).
  2. As soon as your right leg is forward, begin to bend your right knee in a slight lunge and bend down toward your right foot, bringing your hands together in front of you. Reach down and touch the shoelaces of your right foot with the fingertips of both hands (see Photo 2).
  3. After touching your shoelaces, reverse direction, stand up, and bring your right foot back to starting position.
  4. Repeat the exercise with alternating feet.
About Billy Polson: Billy Polson is the founder and co-owner of DIAKADI Body training gym, which was voted the best personal training gym in San Francisco by CitySearch in 2006. A competitive swimmer and triathlete in his own right, Polson has over 15 years of experience working as a coach and trainer, and was recently named by Men's Journal Magazine (December 2005) as one of the Top 100 Trainers in America.