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Onto the Kettlebell Reverse Lunge. This is the only single-legged exercise we’re going to do during this challenge, but it does work the whole of the body; requires a little bit of extra balance than a few of the other exercises. This is how we do it.
You should be comfortable with doing a standard reverse lunge, first of all, which basically looks like this: Feet are shoulder width apart, we take a step back, the knee comes down, kisses the floor, chest and head is kept up nice and high, and then we drive off the front heel, up to standing position. That’s the basic reverse lunge. As we come down, there should be roughly a box in between our legs, here; there should be right angle at the front, right angle at the back, but ultimately, you want to find your natural groove.
For the Kettlebell Reverse Lunge, we do exactly the same movement, but we’re just going to hold the kettlebell in the racked position. You can use the clean that you learnt in the previous exercise just to get the kettlebell into position. Have a nice straight wrist, here. From here, the same leg as the arm that you’re holding the kettlebell goes back for the lunge. I’m holding in my right hand, so my right leg is going backwards. I step back, kiss the floor, keep my chest up, and drive back through. That’s one repetition. Make sure I pull forwards with my heel and not with my toes. One more.
That is the Kettlebell Reverse Lunge; you’re going to perform 25 repetitions on each side. Make sure you keep that kettlebell nice and tight, and keep that elbow in nice and close. Don’t let the elbow drift up and start to wing like a chicken wing, keep it in nice and close. Enjoy that one. It’s a good exercise.