Your basic lunge gets an upgrade when you throw in the towel
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THE TOWEL WORKOUT Hi! I'm Martica Heaner, Exercise Physiologist and Certified Personal Trainer. This fun slip and slide workout is a guarantee to be different than anything you've done before. It's a circuit routine using a towel sliding along the floor to create an element of instability that really targets your core, thighs and butt. Let's get started. This towel exercise is the Front to Back Lunge. Start by standing with your feet hip width apart and your right foot on top of the towel. Stand tall, engage your abs, then slide your right leg forward, stopping when your knee is over your ankle. Squeeze your glutes, come back to the center, then lunge back keeping that front knee over your ankle. Squeeze your glutes to come up and repeat. To make this exercise easier, just do the front lunge. Slide forward, drop down, squeeze your glutes and come back. If you want an extra challenge, add a pulse at the lowest point of lunge, just raise your hip a few inches, two or three times. Come back to the center, pulse during the back lunge. Lift and lower, squeeze your glutes, come back to the center, do eight repetitions then switch sides. For best results, you will want to follow this move with a three minute cardio burst. For even more fitness tips and workouts, go to prevention.com/fitness.