How to do Reverse V Lunges

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Difficulty: Medium

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: calves, glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps


Set yourself up as you would for a Rear Lunge, making sure you have space to step backwards and out to the sides. Pick up your left foot and pivot on the heal of your right foot to turn the foot out about 45 degrees. As you pivot, take a long step backwards with your left foot. Plant your back toes on the floor behind and to the side of where you started standing. As your toes makes contact with the floor, bend at both knees to lower yourself down into the lunge position. At the bottom of your lunge, your knees should both be bent to approximately 90 degrees.

From the bottom position, push up using your front leg and step your back foot forwards, pivoting your front foot in to face forwards again as you place your feet side by side.

Repeat this pivot, step back, knee bend and step up, pivot process with the other leg. Make sure you complete an even number of repetitions on each leg during the time for the exercise.

How to make Reverse V Lunges easier

The simpler version of the lunge exercise is the Rear Lunge, so give that a go first.

How to make Reverse V Lunges more challenging

To progress from this exercise, check out our Forward Lunges and then our Lunge Jumps.

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