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What muscle region of the body does the lunge exercise focus on?

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Lunges effectively work the legs, hips and abdomen, according to AZ Central. There are many variations of the lunge, including the front lunge and the rear lunge.

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What muscle region of the body does the lunge exercise focus on?
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AZ Central explains that the forward lunge focuses on the glutes and quadriceps. To perform the movement, a trainer step forward with one leg and bend down until the knee of the back leg almost reaches the floor. The trainer then returns to the starting position and repeats the movement with the other leg stepping forward.

AZ Central notes that the rear lunge is similar to the front lunge, but it places more emphasis on the quadriceps and less emphasis on the glutes. To perform a rear lunge, a trainer steps backwards instead of forwards.

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