Instructions: Alternate stepping forward with right and then left foot. Hold and stabilize between steps. As strength increases, add more weight to increase challenge.
Modifications: 1) Take smaller steps forward and bring both feet together after each step. 2) Place hands on hips instead of holding weights. 3) Hold onto a wall with one hand, with opposite hand on your hip or at your side.
Moving Lunge Benefits: Strengthens thighs, legs and core. Improves balance.
Cautions: Slow your tempo to suit your ability. The goal is to maintain a steady pace without losing balance.
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