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Step by Step - Cardio Exercises for Home Workouts


Updated June 18, 2014

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Front Kick Lunge
Step by Step - Cardio Exercises for Home Workouts
Paige Waehner

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This is a great move for getting the heart rate up with no equipment needed. It's low impact, but that doesn't mean it's low intensity. Adding a low lunge at the end while touching the floor will engage the glutes and thighs and help raise the heart rate.

  1. Stand with feet about hip-width apart and bring the right knee up.
  2. Extend the right leg out into a front kick, but avoid locking or hyperextending the knee.
  3. Bring the leg back and immediately take it behind you into a straight-leg reverse lunge, keeping your balance on the left leg (if you can).
  4. Lunge as low as you can, touching the floor with your fingertips.
  5. Stand up, bring the right leg forward again and kick.
  6. Repeat the kick and low lunge sequence for one minute and repeat the sequence on the other side for one minute.

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