Move of the Week: Low Pulse Lunge

Time for this week’s Move of the Week Post!

Low Pulse Lunge

Step 1

Holding a dumbbell with both hands, bring yourself into a lunge position and then lower down so your back leg is parallel to the floor.  Your back knee should almost be touching the floor, you should keep your front knee directly over your ankle (careful not to let it move over your toes), and you should be leaning slightly forward.

Step 2

Still holding the weight, raise yourself up slightly but NOT all the way as you would in a regular lunge.  Both knees should remain slightly bent.

Step 3

Return to the starting position.  That’s 1 rep of the low pulse lunge.

Note:  This exercise only takes you through a very small range of motion, but if done properly — aka not rushed — your legs will definitely feel the burn.  Make sure to do equal amounts on each leg so you are even!

For example workouts that incorporate the low pulse lunge, check out these workouts:

As always, honor your bodies!  And let me know if  you have any questions.

Do you guys find these Move of the Week posts helpful?   What do you want more of / less of?!  What’s your favorite leg exercise?? 

Off to the Red Sox game!!!

Happy Birthday Wishes

Today is a special day!

Special enough to dedicate an entire blog post to Tim’s 27th birthday.

So without further ado…

Happy Birthday to…

…my partner in crime...

…the guy that makes me laugh more than anyone…

…my counterpart in the kitchen…

…the person that is always thinking of little ways to make me happy…

…and to my support system & best friend.

I love you, Tim!  Happy Birthday!

(Bet you guys have never heard me get so cheesy, huh!?)

Sidenote:  Tim is now in his UPPER twenties, and I’m not.  At least not for 4 more months so I need to get in as many “you’re old” jokes while I can!

In honor of the big two seven, Tim and I took a vacation day and are off to have a birthday adventure day of fun!  I have a few different activities up my sleeve, so I’ll catch you guys later with some fun updates I’m sure.

Enjoy the day!