Ball Lunge

Primary Muscle Group: Gluteus Maximus

Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Gluteus Maximus, Quadriceps (Rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis and vastus intermedius)

Preparation: Begin with the ball on your right side. Rest your hand on top and take a big step forward with your left leg.

Breathing: Inhale as you bend, exhale as you straighten your leg.

Execution: As you bend your left knee, inhale and sink down into the lunge. As you rise to the starting position, exhale. Switch sides after finishing all reps.

Comments: This exercise not only improves your balance and coordination, but tones your hips, thighs AND buttocks.

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