Fitness

Stability Ball Dumbbell Bulgarian Lunge

A more difficult variation on the Dumbbell Bulgarian Lunge. Adding the stability ball makes this exercise a lot more challenging by incorporating proprioceptive muscles that help with balance and stability in the hip and knee. To perform this exercise, grab 2 dumbbells, and stand with the stability ball a few feet behind. Slowly extend one leg backwards until the toes are touching the ball in the middle of the ball. Maintain an upright posture, with shoulders pulled back and head up. Keep the knee and toe of the standing foot, as well as both hips, pointing forwards. Slowly lower the body towards the floor by bending at the hip and knee, maintaining the upright posture and forward facing hips, knee and toe. Bend until the thigh is close to parallel with the floor, then push through the heel of the front foot to straighten the hip and knee and return to the starting position.
Perform 2-3 sets of 8-10 repetitions with each leg.

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