How to Do a Valslide Reverse Lunge Correctly
The Valslide reverse lunge is a lunge variance that uses Valslide to slide one leg back into lunging.
It effectively targets and activates all your lower body muscles including the quads, hamstrings, glutes, and hips.
By using Valslide under the back foot, instead of stopping into a reverse lunge, it allows you to slide into it. This lessens the impact on your joints, yet creates more demand on the front leg for stability, strength, and balance.
It’s an excellent way to advance your reverse lunge with lesser stress on the knees.
How to Do a Valslide Reverse Lunge
- Stand with one foot on Valslide with your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Look straight ahead, and keep your torso as upright as possible for the entire exercise with your lower back slightly arched.
- Keeping your abs engaged, slide back the foot on Valslide to the point that your back knee is almost parallel to the floor.
- Raise your back heel to be on your toes while making sure your weight is on the front heel.
- Go back to the starting position and repeat 10 times before switching sides.
Tips: Your front knee should not pass your toes.