Lunges are an important leg exercise as we age because they target a wide range of muscles, especially in the inner thigh. The exercise improves core strength and leads to better all round leg strength and mobility and makes you more functional to carry out everyday tasks
Strengthening your standing muscles is vital for basic movements like standing and walking. Make sure you try this exercise first holding on to a chair with one hand before trying it alone.
If you’re interested in practicing lunges with Fitness4Fun in our classes, get in touch today.
What are Lunges?
A lunge is an exercise position where one leg is positioned forward with knee bent and foot flat on the ground while the other leg is positioned behind.
Lunges can improve strength in your hips, glutes, quads, hamstrings, and core and the hard-to-reach muscles of your inner thighs. Lunges can help you develop lower-body strength and endurance.
Why are Lunges Important?
Leg toning exercises for seniors and the elderly, like the lunge are important in preserving quad strength in older adults. This exercise is used for standing and balancing activities which maintain your strength and functional mobility.
The best way to begin a lunge is to take a small step forward with on leg and slightly bend your knee. See how the strength in your leg feels before taking a larger step. Too large a step may make it difficult to regain a standing position due to weakness
Benefits of Lunges?
Lunges are one of the best leg exercises for any age, especially for seniors because they help target a wide range of muscles, including hard-to-reach regions. engages your core and abdominal muscles.
Adopting lunges into your exercise routine can help you build stability which when you move your hips up and down. A stronger core allows you deal with lower back pain and can improve your balance, strength, independence and posture as well.
If you are interested in learning more how to successfully do lunges, get in touch with Fitness4Fun today or join in with our exercise classes.
Why Should You Attend Classes?
Whether you’re a beginner or you find it easier to stay motivated in fitness class when you’re with friends, there are lots of incredible reasons to consider attending one of our classes. If you’re unsure, you’re always welcome to get in touch with John to see if they’re the best option for you.
Check Out Our Online Classes
If you’re interested in any of this and you want to learn more about taking part in some yoga for pain relief classes, you should get in touch today. Here at Fitness4Fun, we’re passionate about helping seniors get active and enjoy the benefits that comes with doing so. And it’s so easy to get started.
At the moment because of the Covid-19 situation, we’re offering online classes for seniors, meaning you can easily take part from the comfort of your own home and you don’t need to worry about coming into contact with other people. In the future, when it’s safe to do so, we’ll return to offering in person yoga for pain relief classes too.