Join Carlos Hernandez for an exercise that targets both the upper and lower body, strengthening and sculpting the shoulders, thighs, butt, and abs.
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Hi I’m Carlos and today I’m going to show you my signature exercise called the power lunge. The way you perform this exercise is by starting off from the squat position from here, keeping your core nice and tight, shoulders nice drawn back just like that, straightforward and it comes straight down here, holding it, making sure your legs are at a 90-degree angle, squeezing those gluts, the quad and your abs. You can start off by doing free weights, just using your own body weight. That’s the proper way to do it, doing about two sets, using your own body weight and then see how it feels after that. If you can accomplish that with no problems, you can go ahead and grab like five pounds, 10 pounds and perform the exercises well, doing it, so making sure you have a good form, good posture. It helps also when you’re looking in front of a mirror, straight up, squeeze the glut, come around, out, hold it, come back down just like that and back to center point. Come straight up again, holding it, squeezing the glut, out around, squeezing the laterals, come back, just like that. straight up again from out around, going to a lateral raise working the shoulders also as well, coming back, keeping that core nice and tight, all the way up. You can also do this by switching legs and by doing the opposite leg from here, feet doing the same thing, core nice and tight, coming straight down, out, around and out. Straight forward again, back down, up, just a couple more. Let’s go for the last one, back down, straight up, squeezing it out and then back down. It’s very different from everything else. It helps you, like I said, the gluts, your core, your quads, your shoulders. It basically gives you a lower body work out but mainly gives you that nice tone gluts for the girls, for the guys as well. You can perform this exercise by doing three to four sets, anywhere from 10 to 15 repetitions. That’s my signature exercise because it covers your gluts, your quads, your shoulders, your abs. It’s a basic upper and lower body workout. It’s a very good signature move. I think anybody can do that and if you’re able to do that move, you’re going to have a beach body. I’m Carlos and I’ll see you next time on Studio for Fitness.