Lunges are a great functional exercise that strengthens the muscles of the hips and legs. Adding movement can mimic activities of daily living such as walking or running while also challenging your core and your ability to maintain your balance. Adding resistance can help your muscles and bones get stronger.
Begin standing with ample space to your sides and in front of you. Hold two 1-5lb weights in your hands.
Take one big step forward. Once the front foot is planted, slowly lower down until your back knee almost touches the ground. Return to standing and bring your back leg forward and past your front leg until it becomes the front leg, like an exaggerated step. Lower down to the ground for another lunge. Repeat, alternating legs while traveling forward.