Take a step back---literally!
Use reverse lunges as a way to increase your leg strength one leg at a time. We spend much of our time on two legs running, jumping and moving. Now take a step backwards on one leg and feel what it's like to be on one leg as you momentarily balance, then drive back to the top standing position.
See the video above. This exercise can be performed with DB or with a barbell.
- Keep your torso upright the entire time
- Step backwards and use front let to stand, not rear leg to push
- Engage and tighten your core as you perform each rep.
- Alternate each leg, or do an entire set of one leg before moving to the next.
Great exercise for sports involving jumping, sprinting and cutting.