Lunges are fabulous exercise because they work each side of the body differently, putting unilateral demands on the immediate muscles while challenging our balance/core/stabilization throughout. When lunges themselves become passe – because they never become “easy”- why not add a bit more challenge but adding a one-armed press?
From a standing position, step the right foot forward. While dropping into a standard lunge – right leg at a 90/90 at the hip and knee/ left leg at a 90 at the knee with the thigh and torso straight -press the right arm directly up over head.
Watch as your balance and stability really come into play to maintain a straight form. Come back to standing upright, dropping the arm. Switch to the other side.
This move uses your obliques, abs, legs, shoulders, arms – everything except perhaps the little muscles near you ears!