This page provides details for a warm-up exercise known as a Walking Lunge. This strength training and conditioning exercise is used by martial arts students in order to warm up and strengthen their leg muscles (i.e. quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, calf muscles, etc.). It is also a good dynamic stretch.
A walking lunge can be done with or without weights (see the videos below). An advanced variation of this exercise is walking lunge twists.
All exercises and stretches should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional stretches and exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Warm-Up Exercises, Stretching, Conditioning and Strength Training sections.
Walking Lunge with Dumbbells
Walking Lunge without Weights