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I'm starting to exercise again - finally! I kind of made up my own little plan, which I hope will be manageable for me to start. I've never really worked my legs before, and if I did, I just did the nautilis leg lift and leg press machines.

Here's my question: I'm going to do wall sits and lunges for my legs. I'm not really sure how to do the lunges! I know I start standing with both feet together, and then "step out" with one foot at a time. I think I drop the knee of the still leg, and bend to the knee of the moving leg - is that right? Are you supposed to end up with all right angles if you know what I mean? Is this question to crazy and specific? LOL

How about, any tips for lunges? I am starting off holding just a 3 lb weight in each hand.

Thanks!

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Colleen, here you go:

Why They Rock: Like squats, lunges work most of the muscles in your legs including your quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves.

How to Do It: Stand in a split-stance (one leg forward, one leg back). Bend knees and lower body into a lungeposition, keeping the front knee and back knee at 90 degree angles. Keeping the weight in your heels, push back up (slowly!) to starting position. Never lock your knees at the top and don't let your knee bend past your toes. Variations: front lunges, back lunges and side lunges. Do this exercise 2-3 times per week for 12 to 16 reps.

http://exercise.about.com/cs/butthipsthighs/l/aa092900a.htm

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