Starting Position

Begin by taking one large step forward with one leg.  Make sure to keep the knee straight.  It is not necessary to keep the back heel on the ground.

Lunge

Bend the front knee and glide your body forward until you feel a slight stretch on the front of the hip of the back leg.  You should feel this stretch near the groin where your pants front pocket is.  To increase the stretch, lean backwards slightly while pushing your pelvis forward with you hand.  Hold for 20 to 30 seconds and repeat on the other leg.

 

IMPORTANT:  Make sure that the front knee does not go forward of the front foot.  If it does, return to the starting position and take a bigger step.

 

If you have trouble balancing, stand near a wall and place a hand on the wall to ensure you do not fall.