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The following set of exercises targets quads, hamstrings, hips, butt, calves -- plus firms abs, triceps, biceps, and shoulders.
Perfect Your Form
Get the most out of these lunge-based moves by nailing the basics: Standing, take a large step forward with left foot and bend left knee 90 degrees so that it's aligned over left ankle and right knee is bent 90 degrees toward floor.
Make It Easier
Step backward into a lunge rather than forward -- this makes the move more joint-friendly.
Turn Up the Burn
After each rep, quickly bring back knee toward chest, then return foot to floor.
Leg-Slimming Exercise: Arabesque
Holding a dumbbell in each hand by sides, lunge forward with left leg and hold for 1 count.
Straighten left leg as you lift right leg behind you to come up to standing, then tilt torso forward and raise straight left arm diagonally forward. (Beginners can keep right toes on floor.)