The forward lunge is a lower body compound exercise. It works several muscle groups at the same time including the glutes, hamstrings, quads, abs, just to name a few. Forward lunges are another great exercise that can be done at home while you’re watching TV, in a hotel room if you are traveling, and even when you are playing outside with your kids.

As you begin to add lunges to your routine, start with 10 reps per leg and try to work up to three sets. Be sure to engage your core and watch your form to reduce strain. For an additional challenge, consider adding dumbbells, a medicine ball or a body bar with each set. Watch the video below to see the correct form and how to add the challenge modifications to your lunge routine.