Cross Fit is the next big thing in the exercise world. But we don’t always have the time to be in the box in order for us to reap all the benefits. In your daily cardio workout, you can always add a few of these cross fit moves to ensure that your body remains at the peak level. Walking lunges, deadlifts, and burpees can be used in any workout routine — not just Cross Fit. These four exercises force you to combine strength work, cardio, and endurance. We guarantee you’ll get a good workout!
- Walking Lounge
Although they concentrate on two sets of muscles — the hip extensors and the knee extensors — walking lunges work all the muscles in your lower body. The movement of the lunge is similar to squats, except that lunges use a wider range of motion.
Stationary and walking lunges are both great exercises, but the walking lunge does come with its own set of benefits. Walking lunges are a functional exercise, so you are training your body to improve in a useful fashion, helping things like posture just as much as your legs.
Another added benefit: You’ll get symmetrical toning. Other exercises sometimes allow you to favor a certain side. Walking lunges make it harder to compensate that way, giving you an even, all-around workout.
Walking lunges also help better your balance, strengthen your core, and increase hip flexibility. If you feel like they are too easy, try holding dumbbells overhead while performing this move.