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The 100-Lunge Workout Challenge That'll Turn Your Legs to Jell-O

Lunges are a fun, dynamic movement to add to your workout mix... until you've done so many that your knees turn to mush and you lose all coordination in your lower body. If the thought of torching your legs to that extent—or just the thought of getting them toned and strong-as-hell—gets you kind of excited, then this is the lunge workout challenge for you. It's created by trainer Kym Perfetto, aka @KymNonStop, and she'll have you doing lunges nonstop until you hit that hundredth rep. (Just make sure you're doing lunges correctly before you start.) It'll all be worth it, though, for that seriously satisfying burn—and the sweet relief of finishing them all.

How it works: Follow along with Perfetto in the video above, or walk through the moves step by step below. You'll alternate each set of 20 lunges with a cardio move. Once you reach the end, you're done—that is, unless you want to go for 200. (Arms and abs feeling neglected? Add this towel workout to work your upper body and core too.)

Front Lunges

A. Stand with feet together.
B. Take a big step for forward with the right foot, landing softly, and lowering into a lunge until front knee forms a 90-degree angle.
C. Push off the front foot to return to starting position, then repeat on the other side.

Do 10 reps on each leg.

Mountain Climbers

A. Start in a high plank position with shoulders over wrists and core tight.
B. Quickly alternate driving knees in toward chest, keeping hips in line with shoulders and shoulders over wrists.

Do 10 reps on each side.

Side Lunges

A. Stand with feet together.
B. Take a big step out to the side with the right leg, sinking hips back to lower into a lunge, right knee forming a 90-degree angle and left leg straight (but not locked) out to the side.
C. Push off the right foot to return to start, then repeat on the other side.

Do 10 reps on each side.

Jumping Jacks

A. Stand with feet together and arms by sides.
B. Jump feet apart, bringing arms out to the side and overhead.
C. Jump feet back together and bring arms to sides to return to starting position.

Do 20 reps.

Curtsy Lunges

A. Stand with feet together.
B. Step the left foot back and to the right, lowering into a curtsy lunge until the right knee forms a 90-degree angle.
C. Press into front foot to step left foot forward to return to starting position, then repeat on the other side.

Do 10 reps on each side.

Skaters

A. Shift weight onto slightly bent right leg, crossing left foot behind and hovering off the floor.
B. Jump to the left to switch sides, landing on a slightly bent left leg, right foot crossed behind, hovering off the floor.

Do 10 reps on each side.

Split Lunges

A. Start in a right leg lunge with right knee bent at 90 degrees and left leg extended backward, slightly bent.
B. Hop to switch feet, landing in a left leg lunge. Continue switching back and forth as quickly as possible.

Do 10 reps on each side.

Sumo Burpees

A. Start with feet wider than shoulder-width apart.
B. Squat down to place hands flat on floor inside of feet. Hop feet back to high plank position.
C. Jump feet forward to land outside of hands, knees bent in a squat. Lift torso up to return to starting position.

Do 20 reps.

Lunge Kicks

A. Start standing with feet together.
B. Step back with the left leg into a reverse lunge, lowering until front knee forms a 90-degree angle.
C. Press into front foot to stand on the right leg, kicking left heel forward into a front kick.
D. Immediately step left foot next to right, then repeat on the other side.

Do 20 reps on each side.

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