So much sitting, kicking and running. The backward lunge is one of my favourites for releasing tension in the hips. Our hips spend a lot of time in a flexed position, so doing this exercise helps bring back balance.
Your balance maybe challenged as you increase your stride back. Always build yourself into this exercise slowly.
Timing your hands reach overhead is key to getting the most out of the stretch. Aim to keep hands moving back whilst front knee moves forwards. It's a beaut' of a hip stretch. Take your time. Keep your toes pointing forwards and make sure your front leg holds your weight. For the best stretch keep your back leg long.
This a dynamic stretch meaning you need to keep the exercise flowing. It's healthier that way. Try 20 reps a couple of times a day and see how that works. You could see great postural improvements and greater energy. We hope you embrace this golden exercise.
Here's to balance,