Dumbbell reverse lunges target your quads, glutes and hamstrings

How to

1.    Grab a pair of dumbbells and hold them at your sides.
2.    Stand straight with your feet hip-width apart.
3.    Brace your core.
4.    Step backward with your right leg and slowly lower your body until your front knee is bent at least 90 degrees.
5.    Your rear knee should nearly touch the floor.
6.    Push yourself back up and repeat for the recommended number of repetitions.
7.    Repeat steps with your left leg.

How many sets & reps?

Week 1–2    5 sets    20–25 reps
Week 3–4    4 sets   15–18 reps
Week 5–6    3 sets   10–12 reps

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Workout from Nichelle Laus (pictured); photo credit: Dave Laus